What better time than Black History Month to support some amazing local Black-owned businesses? Just like supporting locally made products matters (here’s why), supporting minority-owned businesses, specifically Black-owned businesses, is so important. A purchase from a Black-owned business promotes fair representation, creates jobs, helps close racial wealth gaps, empowers the local community, and celebrates Black culture. We are all about that here at Emily Jones, as a Black-owned business ourselves!
We put together a list of some of our most talented designer neighbors. These Black-owned businesses make their products right here in NYC, and their designs speak for themselves!
Handcrafted in NYC, NRODA makes the most incredible statement eyewear. We absolutely love their style and creativity. It’s no wonder A-listers and celebs go to NRODA for unique glasses and sunglasses.
A brand after our own heart, Preppy Trendy is all about sustainable fashion. Curating and reworking a fabulous collection of the most unique and original vintage pieces, Preppy Trendy is a must for the modern urban woman who wants to find something completely one-of-a-kind.
Made by hand by Brooklyn-based designer Aziza Nicole, we are obsessed with Aziza’s stunning jewelry collection. Aziza’s love of art definitely shines through in her work. Every piece is a work of art sculpted from wax and metal.
We are in love with all the gorgeous jumpsuits from Martine’s Dream. Made by a Brooklyn-based designer and Jamaican native, Martine’s Dream has a wistful, ethereal, and yes, dreamy vibe that inspires.
We couldn’t leave our other favorite NYC-made jewelry collection off the list! Handmade in Astoria using new and upcycled materials, Yam has the most gorgeous collection of necklaces, earrings, bracelets, and rings.
Yes, that’s us! Emily Jones is a proud Black-owned business. Our modern eco-leather handbags are made in New York City by New Yorkers. We create timeless, street-smart designs that you can feel good about, supporting the NYC community and the planet.
We hope that you discover something new and exciting from this list! Don’t forget that even if you don’t make a purchase, you can also support these Black-owned, NYC-made businesses by sharing them with others on social media or by telling your friends.