Happy Earth Day! Originated in 1970 Earth Day is celebrated on the 22nd of April, set in stone by Gaylord Nelson. Nelson believed that the media and politics did not give our atmosphere the coverage that it deserved. It all sounds too familiar, doesn’t it?
In the midst of a pandemic celebrating Earth Day seems nearly impossible, ya know the whole 6ft. mask-wearing glove-wearing ordeal. So how can we still partake? ONLINE SHOPPING. That’s it that’s the sentence.
Not only are the brands on this list sustainable–the quality of not being harmful to the environment or depleting natural resources–they’re also created with women of color in mind! I challenge you to celebrate the Earth every 22nd of the month by doing something ECO friendly, our atmosphere will thank us. Let’s do it for the future and buy something cute in the process!
Kyra's Shea Medleys
Kyra's Shea Medleys is an LA-based brand led by founded by Kyra Nicole while she was an undergraduate student at UCLA. Discovering the lack of products produced for curly hair Kyra Nicole decided to create her own line to fill this need, using real & multipurpose ingredients.Source: via instagram.com/kyrasheamedleys
The Honey Pot Co
The Honey Pot is an ATL based natural feminine care brand that promotes health through effective, clean herbal products. Founded by Bea Dixon, The Honey Pot is made by humans with vaginas, for humans with vaginas, crafted by women and designed to fit a variety of needs.Source: via instagram.com/thehoneypotco
Based in Brooklyn Beadsbyaree is a handcrafted, innovative, imaginative brand that creates whimsical jewelry out of everyday materials. Beadsbyaree uniquely combines fashion and social awareness, recently India Moore rocked the brand's earrings that honored murdered, trans women. Beadsbyaree also has a sistering brand known as "Whimbyaree" which is Areeyal's exploration of art through clothing.Source: via instagram.com/beadsbyaree
Based in New York Mented Cosmetics are a vegan, paraben, and non- toxic brand that founders KJ and Amanda initially launched for colored women looking for neutral lip colors. Since then the line has expanded to many affordable palettes, kits, contour sticks, and more.Source: via instagram.com/mentedcosmetics
Plain Jane Beauty
Plain Jane Beauty an LA-based brand is an eco-beauty cosmetic line, with products that encourage self-love with shade names like "I am radiant" and "I am amazing". Founder Lake Louise believes that changing the message that Hollywood beauty constantly sends is the first step in allowing women to exist & matter.Source: via instagram.com/plainjanebeauty