Update: We made the below original post in June 2020 as part of the national effort to support the Black Lives Matter movement and uplift Black entrepreneurs in Baltimore CIty. It quickly became our most viewed page ever, with over 3,000 views and counting. However, it is a snapshot from that time, and some of the information below is no longer up to date. For a current list of black-owned businesses in the MIB network, please visit our Business Directory and filter for Minority-Owned and/or Black-Owned businesses.
At Made In Baltimore, we believe that equitable economic opportunity is crucial for a healthy and just society. Sadly, through our country’s history, racism coupled with extractive capitalist practices have systematically excluded communities of color from the economic opportunities available to others. This has to end.
We believe that one solution is to invest instead in the entrepreneurs who are creating economic opportunity for themselves and their communities. By connecting our members to new customers through our pop-up shops and online marketing, to opportunities for local and national growth, and even to each other for collaboration and support, we aim to level the playing field of our city’s economy. Only by supporting our city’s Black-owned businesses can we begin to build generational wealth in Baltimore where it is needed most.
We encourage you to treat yourself and others to these products, and bookmark for holiday shopping so that you can continue to invest in Baltimore’s Black makers and entrepreneurs. Please consider these businesses for your procurement and catering needs. If you require custom services that any these businesses might be equipped to meet, please reach out to them — or reach out to us! We will be delighted to connect you.
Use these links to shop home goods from black-owned businesses:
KSM Candle Co. | Namascents Candle Co. | Cedar & Cotton | Urban Roots
Sweet Epiphany Candle Co. | Candles by Queenly Creations | Sweetest Handz | Root & Ore Creations
Intrigue Nouveau | Presence & Grace | Heavy Paper Co. | 228 Grant Street Candle Co.
Art-ish | Kayla Morgan Art | Pandora’s Box Boutique | WE ARE MAUD
Drama Mama Bookshop| FenZoul Gallery | Vanaadonuri | NoelleRx
Use these links to shop apparel from black-owned businesses:
Robin Hill Brand | Bushelers of Baltimore | A Day N June | The 1122 Co.
Fly Nerd Apparel | New Vintage By Sam | 16Sixteen | Afro Threads
Regal Clothes | Made In Bmore Clothing | Creative King | WhitePaw Runmitts
Kendall Kelly Inc. | DIFFERENTREGARD | YBI African Apparel Boutique | The Lotus Bloom Co.
Wood Antler and Bloom | The Soulful Symmetry | Keeper’s Vintage | Tightfisted Fashion
Fashionably Chic | Regal Heads | Zoya Handcrafted Jewelry Co. | Jody Davis Designs
Class On Edge | SIX2SIX Society | Neighborhood Fiber Co. | THIS SPORTING LIFE
Styled4You Boutique| Yooto’pea Golf
Use these links to shop wellness products from black-owned businesses:
Slay Naturals | Oyin Handmade | Fancy Free Hair & Skin | Ama Scents
Power Nail Decals | Earth Elements Soapworks | Fashion Spa House | Indiglow Holistics
Divinely Crafted | Five O’Clock Co. | Earth’s Enrichments | CTS Essentials
Food and Drinks
Use these links to shop food and drinks from black-owned businesses:
Taste This Cake | Ida B’s Table | New Secrets Tea | Sporty Dog Creations
Cuples Tea | Cajou Creamery | Royal Tea Exchange | Natasha’s Just Brittle
Blondies Doughnuts | Vegan Soul Bakery | Blacksauce Kitchen | Le Monade
Codetta Bake Shop | Sophomore Coffee | Crust By Mack | Eat Col Bol
Save Room Desserts | Taharka Bros. | Kiki’s Cuisine | Treats4Eats
Sweet Tea & Cornbread | The Greener Kitchen | Vagrant Coffee | Looen Teas
Jinji’s Chocolate | Taste This | Sad When It’s Gone Desserts | Döner Brös
Charm City Chocolate | Bakeology | Soul Kuisine Cafe
Thank you for supporting Baltimore’s black-owned businesses. Like our local black-owned business community, this list is growing. If you know of more black-owned businesses in Baltimore, please reach out to our communications assistant Jacob at email@example.com and he’ll add them here — and meanwhile please encourage them to join our member network!
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