Red Tricycle is an anti-racist company against the systemic racism toward Black people and all people of color. We stand for justice, equality and humanity, and we support our Black families, co-workers, partners and community. One of the ways to do that directly is by supporting Black-owned businesses, many of which have already been affected by the coronavirus outbreak. Here are just a few of the many wonderful businesses that offer products for kids and families.
Tiny Tots and Tikes
Black and Brown children live in a world where they rarely see images that look like them, now a mom has launched a line of wall decals to change that. Inspired by her young daughter, Pastor, mom, and founder of Tiny Tots and Tikes, Cynthia Jackson created a line of decals that reflect positive and creative Black images so that little Black girls and boys will be inspired through their walls. With categories like sports, princesses and inspirational, there's something for every child's interest in this collection.
You can find them here.
International travel can be difficult for families during a normal year and the COVID-19 pandemic has only heightened parents' ability to introduce their kids to the different cultures and tastes of the world.
Ome Enebeli, a single mom, and her daughter, Daniella, both share a passion for travel and food. As the days staying home added up, they conceived an idea to fulfill their dream of finding a way to continue bonding over the international culinary wonders the world has to offer without traveling.
It wasn’t long before Snack Voyage was born. Designed to provide a tasty, travel experience from the comfort of your home, customers can choose from two subscriptions:
- The country box: ships once a month and contains a minimum of 12 snacks selected from one country with the country changing every month
- The assorted box: provides customers with a world tour every month and boasts a minimum of 12 snacks from a variety of countries to keep their taste buds guessing
With each snack box, subscribers receive a country flag, a boarding pass to mark which snacks they like the most and a tourist guide to help them track their tasty travels around the world and learn more about each country’s culture. Additionally, subscribers have access to trivia games to test their knowledge of the world.
Shop here: snackvoyage.com
You know what happens when you crack a BIG bottle of champagne alone? You end up either regretting in the next day or wasting half a bottle (noooo!). The Sip, a black-woman owned businesses, solves this issue and brings a delightful sparkle to any mom's glass. The Sip offers high-end sparkling wines in either gift boxes (like this one, which comes complete with a "Sip shooter; the classy way to down a glass of bubbly") or a bi-monthly subscription box which allows you to taste high-end sparkling wines without breaking the bank.
Cost for subscription box is: $54.95, billed once a year at $329 ($30 savings) or Bi-monthly: $59.95, billed bi-monthly.
Individual celebration boxes start at $39.95
Learn more at thesipsociety.com
This Black-owned business offers an array of comfortable, festive clothes for kids in brightly colored prints all handmade by Nigerian artisans, so not only are you supporting a great business, you are helping to offer skills, job training and resources to an impoverished region of the world. They also feature super-stylish "mommy and me" styles. Made with beautiful, functional and incredibly durable fabrics, kids can be party-ready even if they're staying home. The collections include dresses as well as shorts and shirts.
Learn more at elisamama.com
King + Lola
Created by mompreneur and fashion designer, Jasmine Walker, King + Lola offers an array of on-trend, mommy-and-me styles and shirts full of empowering messages. They are an eco-friendly and environmentally conscious and charitable brand. We love the Walking on Sunshine line featured here.
Legendary Rootz celebrates Black culture, one tee at a time. Raven Gibson, creator and owner says the brand’s purpose is to "give Black Women a platform to be authentically themselves through powerful, statement-driven apparel and afrocentric home decor." The collection is available for women, men and children.
Check them out at legendaryrootz.com
Founded by two African women who met in Paris while attending graduate school, Nokware is a natural beauty care line that sources herbs and oils like shea butter and calabashes from women-led co-operatives in different regions of Africa. The line offers iconic items like African black soaps and Shea butter, but there are also lip balms, facial cleansers and oils. You can shop by skin type or problem, which allows you to cater the products to your needs. You can buy gift boxes for friends and if you aren't sure what you need, there are even samples available for purchase.
It's no surprise that the black soaps and Shea butter are best-selling items, but customers also love the honey vanilla lip butter and the baobab oil, among others.
Little Likes Kids
Little Likes Kids was founded by Kemi Tignor after she discovered a lack of toy options that represented her son and his experiences. Featuring recognizable and happy scenes, Little Likes Kids makes it easy for parents and caregivers to buy toys that celebrate their kids' world.
CurlyKids & CurlyChic Hair
CurlyKids and their sister brand CurlyChic are black owned, family operated and women led. The products are available at Target, Walmart, Sally Beauty, Kroger and independent beauty supply stores globally.
Black Girl Sunscreen
Black Girl Sunscreen for Kids is an everyday SPF 50 moisturizing sunscreen lotion for face and body. Especially created for people of color using natural ingredients including carrot seed oil, jojoba oil, almond oil, avocado and shea butter. Oxybenzone and Paraben free, it leaves no white residue.
The Eco Baby Co.
The Eco Baby Co. specializes in carrying zero waste, conscious essentials for motherhood through toddlerhood.
It's no secret that moms love coffee and this black-founded coffee company gets that. Koia Coffee drinks are so much more than just a cold coffee, though. Think of it as the one-stop shop for moms: not only does it have more caffeine than two cups of coffee, it doubles as breakfast with 9g of plant-based protein and C8 MCT oil. It's organic and fair trade, as well as being sugar and dairy free.
Check them out at drinkkoia.com
Just Like Me! Box
Every month, subscribers receive a themed Just Like Me! Box full of books and selected top quality items delivered right to their front door. As your child gets older, the book selections will increase in difficulty.
Little Muffin Cakes Baby Boutique
Little Muffin Cakes Baby Boutique is a character-based brand established to present high-quality merchandise in the Marketplace that reflects the diversity of beauty in children. They provide a wide assortment of products from baby blankets and bibs to birthday party invitations all featuring relatable images.
HarperIman Dolls and accessories were created by mother/daughter duo, Cynthia Watkins and Kathryn Burnett. These handmade dolls come in different sizes and skin tones, and they feature a variety of hair types from braided up-dos to tight curls. There is also a wide assortment of clothing and accessories available as well.
Ozzie + Olive
These comfy shirts from Ozzie + Olive make a statement.
After having her son, Tuanieha Twanna began to focus on what went into their daily products. When she realized she couldn’t pronounce many of the ingredients she decided to start making her own products, and Sonshine Bath was founded. Her 100% natural products are safe for the entire family to enjoy.
Pretty Please Teethers
Pretty Please Teethers mission is to create stylish natural made items for little ones. All of the products are made from 100% food-grade silicone and natural beechwood beads/rings.
Haus of Headwraps
This Black and Latina owned business is solely run by women looking to empower one another. All of the products featured on Haus of Headwraps are “sewn with love.”
Izzy & Liv
Lifestyle brand Izzy & Liv has everything from house decor to apparel and even a subscription box for tweens and teens. Check out their online shop for beauty products, jewelry, hats, totes, and even gear for dads!
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