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Six Black Businesses to Shop for Black Friday

Nov 24, 2021 04:00PM ● By Nana Ama Addo
It’s Black Friday season! Black entrepreneurs are scaling up their businesses through sweat, acumen, innovation, and design, and we bask in the glory of empowerment--proof that it can be done! When making your holiday gift selections, support a Black-owned business! Here are six fantastic selections to shop on this Black Friday.


(Handcrafted rings from Peepthis Gh. Image by Peepthis Gh. )


Peepthis Gh is a Ghanaian-owned brand that crafts unique jewelry pieces, made with stones, copper, and other elements. The owner, Theo, also celebrates the unique culture of Tema, a suburb in Greater Accra, with ‘In Tema We Trust’ designs. Peepthis Gh makes custom orders and ships internationally. Shop Peepthis Gh here.


(The God First [Bleached Foil] design by Bailey’s Boutique. Image by Bailey’s Boutique)

Baileys Boutique is a fashion and lifestyle brand that sells custom designs, accessories, children’s clothes, books, health and body products, and more, and encourages communities to celebrate their creativity and uniqueness. The brand also does custom orders. Shop Baileys Boutique here


(Hanahana Beauty products. Image by Hanahana Beauty.)

Hanahana Beauty, the beauty, cosmetic, and skincare brand owned by Ghanaian-American Abena Boamah-Acheampong, offers luscious skincare products made by Northern Ghanaian women and creates community, visibility, and empowerment for indigenous African producers. The business hosts a Social Impact Initiative for the Northern women of Ghana called the Hanahana Circle of Care. Learn more about the brand and shop here.  


(The Family Ties Collection Set by Candles by Opg. Image by Candles by Opg. )


Candles by Opg is a United States-based, mother-and-daughter candle business that offers soy-based candle products that include positive-filled affirmations to uplift and honor Black women, and fragrant aromatics in teacups. This DIY venture turned business by Bria Price and her mother illustrates the power of family businesses and investing in self and talents. Shop Candles by Opg here


(The Genuine Leather & African Print Cross Body Satchel - White & Terra Cotta by Papabi! Designs. Image by Jahzara Fashion Alchemy. )


Jahzara! Fashion Alchemy is a Ghana-based luxury lifestyle brand that has been in business for over 23 years. The brand has secured celebrity clients like former ANTM Toccara, and  includes Papabi! Designs: Handcrafted by N. Agyemang, which offers authentic, African-made handmade leather products, Nsaa Boutique, which offers natural products like soursop leaves, frankincense, headwraps, accessories, and more, and African Waist Beads. Papabi! Designs is hosting a 15% off Black Friday sale on Papabi! Designs products. Shop this brand here.



 (The Gold Flakes Zaza purse by ANIMA IRIS. Image by ANIMA IRIS. )

ANIMA IRIS, the Black-owned luxury designer handbag brand, was created by Cameroonian-born Wilglory Tanjong. ANIMA IRIS partners with local Senegalese brands to create timeless, chic handbags and purses. With designs that have been worn by Beyonce, this brand offers class and flexibility through offering options to pay in installments via the Shop Pay platform. Shop this brand here


What’s your favorite Black-owned business to shop this Black Friday? Tag them below!







 Nana Ama Addo is a writer, multimedia strategist, film director, and storytelling artist. She graduated with a BA in Africana Studies from the College of Wooster, and has studied at the University of Ghana and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. Nana Ama tells stories of entrepreneurship and Ghana repatriation at her brand, Asiedua’s Imprint www.asieduasimprint.com ).



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