February is Black History Month: Check out these top-rated, Black-owned brands this month and every month

By Maryclaire Manard

For Black History Month & every month check out these top-rated*, Black-owned** brands… 🤎

*top-rated brands score a B- or higher on both impacts on people and the planet on Cluey’s A-F ratings scale. We’ve rated thousands of everyday consumer brands based on best-in-class data. You can learn more about us and how we rate at clueyconsumer.com/about

**Black-owned means a brand/business where at least a majority of the equity/interest in the business is owned by Black people. Black-owned businesses support over 3.5M jobs in the U.S. (source: U.S. Census data), and supporting Black-owned businesses is just one small way that consumers can help close the racial wealth gap.

BLK & Bold

Impact: A certified B Corp, BLK & Bold pledges 5% of its proceeds from sales of it’s premium coffees and teas to nonprofit organizations across America that are helping urban youth overcome statistical odds.

Partake

Impact: An allergy-friendly mom-owned snack brand where all offerings are certified gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan and are free of the top 9 allergens. Partake wants to help food insecure families access safe food, so they’ve partnered with organizations like No Kid Hungry to provide food access, education, and advocacy.

Grant Blvd

Impact: A woman-owned, Philadelphia-based direct-to-consumer fashion brand on a mission to construct stylish, sustainable fashion while reducing recidivism. The company aims to support women who are formerly incarcerated or have experienced homelessness by creating and filling fair wage employment opportunities, and partners with organizations like Books Through Bars and the Youth Sentencing and Reentry Project.

Kanda Chocolates

Impact: Kanda is a brand of Sage & Alms, a Woman-Owned Certified B Corp. Their ethically sourced, fair trade chocolates are grown, processed, and packaged entirely in Ghana with 100% Ghana Cocoa Beans.

Green Heffa Farms

Impact: A plant medicine wellness brand making tea and herbal blends on their regenerative farm in North Carolina, this woman-owned brand also provides educational and resource support to other underserved and under-represented farmers.

The Module Co

Impact: This candle brand’s packaging is made with sustainable materials that can be recycled, reused, or biodegrade. Their candle wicks are made from Hemp Fibers and their labels are made from 50% Hemp Pulp 50% Post-Consumer Recycled Waste. Plus, a tree is planted for every order.

Melanin Essentials

Impact: Offers 100% recyclable and biodegradable packaging options as well as a zero-waste shipping option through their partnership with Loop for their certified organic line of body butters. This woman-owned business uses their platform to bring awareness to climate injustices in communities of color.

Exilior Coffee

Impact: Exilior Coffee is a vertically integrated, direct to consumer coffee brand that engages in direct partnerships with Kenyan coffee farming communities, and donates a portion of proceeds to various climate and social initiatives in their farmers’ regions.

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