Kristin owner of KCamille NATURALS; a brand she built out of her desire to find a product that works for my kinky and dry hair texture: I think Black owned storefronts and online ecommerce sites that bring together the variety of quality products/services geared toward the Black diaspora is a burgeoning concept.
Lorraine from Lorraine’s Handmade Black Hair products: I do support this BlackFollicles.com. It is a wonderful way to not only be connected with potential customers, but also to meet other creators of African-inspired products and learn from them.
My business and products are special in that they are Liberian-inspired. The fabric differs from that of the Kente fabric that many other African designers use. In addition, I create a niche product: Christmas stockings made using African fabric. The handbags I make are original designs (no patterns were used), and the African curl custard is made with all natural ingredients. I use a special process that allows me to use natural oils and butter without the product having an oil-like consistency.
Khepera Adornments, LLC. serves to provide an array of hand-crafted adornments and alluring accessories that inspire you to re-invent yourself and “to become” (kheperer). The Khepera is symbolic to the scarab beetle said to hold the attributes of self-generation and self-renewal. An interview with the owner of this Black Business Abeni Bamidele who has been designing jewelry and accessories for 20 years.