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14 Beautiful Black-Owned Etsy Shops To Bookmark Today

There’s plenty that drives us to Etsy on a weekly (if not daily) basis; from its seemingly endless assortment of both vintage and handmade goods to its ability to directly fund and communicate with the makers behind them. The latter reason significantly outweighs the former in motivating us to shop the site in support of Black artists, designers, and craftspeople. As we look to direct our spending towards the community’s economic empowerment, frequenting Black-owned Etsy shops will put funds back into the very hands that made the item we’re buying — whether that’s a pair of chunky polymer-clay earrings that look like a work of modern art or a romantic mini-dress perfect for a courthouse-couture wedding. Ahead, we’ve lined up a selection of the many Black makers who sell their wares through Etsy. Please share your favorite shops in the comments below.At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. The product details reflect the price and availability at the time of publication. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission.Plush ArmourChasten Harmon is an actor and the self-taught knitter behind Plush Armour. She expresses her creativity through her vibrant line of chunky scarves, cowls, and sweaters made from thick and warm merino wool. Nakimuli Bright Delight Convertible Swimsuit, $, available at EtsyNakimuliBrooklyn-based swimwear designer Tennille McMillan has a carefully edited inventory for good reason — her signature convertible swimsuit can be worn in six different configurations, making it possibly the only bathing tog you’ll ever need. Available in an electric patchwork of can’t-miss colorways and in sizes up to 3X, it’s truly a suit for everybody. (While the designer’s Etsy assortment is limited to swimwear, you can head straight to her website for an array of bright, easy-breezy dresses, jumpsuits, and separates.)Nakimuli Bright Delight Convertible Swimsuit, $, available at EtsyOmi WoodsToronto-based seller Ashley McFarlane makes the kind of personal, talismanic jewelry that we’re constantly hunting down to add to that daily pile-on of gilded necklaces and earrings. Her designs feature ancient-feeling motifs inspired by African imagery: like Ethiopian Coptic crosses, cowrie shells, and Egyptian cartouches.Omi Woods THE COWRIE Infinity Necklace, $, available at EtsyAll Very GoodsWashington, DC-based artist Ama Schulman creates bandanas, tote bags, and pins from her colorful original prints. We love the “Kente of Gees” bandana, which marries the motifs of Ghanian kente cloth with the distinctive quilting patterns that originated in the town of Gee’s Bend, Alabama (starting in the early 20th century). “There is an obvious connection between the two forms of art, despite hundreds of years and thousands of miles of distance,” Schulman says.All Very Goods Kente of Gees Bandana, $, available at EtsyThe Lotus Bloom Co.Keisha Ransome specializes in dreamy, romantic separates for the bride who wants to build a look in her own way. Look out for cool tulle pieces like capes, boas, and veils — in addition to a full selection of skirts in many lengths and colors.The Lotus Bloom Co. Black Ruffle Bottom Tulle Skirt, $, available at EtsySophiMakesThis Etsy seller uses brass wire to create minimal-but-oversized accessories with a dose of eye-catching kineticism.And, with everything clocking in under $65, the shop is a great resource for gifting yourself or a loved one.SophiMakes Storytime Hoops, $, available at EtsyMAWSUPPLYHouston-based couple Norman and Rachelle Clark painstakingly curate men’s and women’s vintage for an assortment that feels nostalgic, but still fresh. We gravitated towards this tailored, belted button-down — perfect for late-spring layering.MAWSUPPLY Vintage 00s Red Sheer Scrunch Tie Skirt, $, available at EtsyI Am KnitwearThis Indiana-based shop is filled with handknit gems from beanies, to blankets, and these crocheted slippers that come in a rainbow of colors. I AM Knitwear Crocheted Slippers, $, available at EtsyCBR DesignSouth Carolina-based Cassandra Richardson creates wearable Pop Art sculptures from clay and organic brass components. The results are eye-catching ear candy that is some of the most summer-ready accessories we’ve seen in 2021 thus far.BR Design Co. Yellow Clay Earrings, $, available at EtsySustainable MariaThis Milwaukee-based maker upcycles one-of-a-kind vintage finds for an RTW assortment that’s chic, nostalgic, and environmentally friendly. We love this hooded tunic that was once a men’s shirt and a denim mini-dress made from two pairs of jeans.Sustainable Maria Upcycled Mini Dress, $, available at EtsyAquarian ThoughtsAquarian Thoughts was founded in 2000 by Nadirah B., who creates ethically made and hand-crafted artisan jewelry like these dainty everyday birthstone rings. AquarianThoughts Tiny Birthstone Stacking Ring, $, available at EtsyBrowneyed CapricornBarely-there accessories populate this South-Carolina-based shop. We spent quite a bit of time browsing the selection of minimal rings, earrings, and necklaces — including this delicate gold-filled necklace.Browneyed Capricorn Infinity Necklace, $, available at EtsyDaniela TaboisSequins, ruffles, and volume abound in this seller’s dazzling Etsy shop — offering up both romantic bridal creations, peerlessly electrifying evening wear, and statement making face masks. Tabois’ storefront should definitely be your next stop for spangled wide-leg trousers or a sensationally romantic puff-sleeved minidress.Daniela Tabois Adjustable 3D Velvet Crinkle Face Mask, $, available at EtsyLingua NigraAlicia G.’s rough-hewn jewelry has amassed a huge following since the brand’s founding in 2003; with over 1,000 sales on Etsy, an average five-star review, and over 15,000 Instagram followers. Customers flock to her site for her well-priced, organic-feeling jewelry — each piece seems to have been pulled directly from nature.Lingua Nigra Jumping Through Extra Large Gold Plated Hoop Earrings, $, available at EtsyAshaka GivensStatement-making headwear abounds in this colorful Etsy shop — alongside tees and the designer’s signature Black-cameo brooches.Ashaka Givens Wide Brim-Rabbit Fur Velour Fedora, $, available at EtsyFifteen and FifteenA beloved longtime Etsy seller, Chrystal Haynes of Richardson, TX has racked up over 150 five-star reviews for her practical and stylish handbags. She sews each item herself, creating a suite of polished carryalls, minimals crossbodies, and chic, functional knapsacks.Fifteen and Fifteen The Traveler Backpack, $, available at EtsyTree FairfaxTK when re-stockedTree Fairfax Mini Moon Wallet, $, available at EtsyLike what you see? 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