At Easyship, we’re all for making the world a more equal, non-judgemental place. That’s why we’re proud to support a wide range of entrepreneurs and businesses.

In light of the Black Lives Matter movement, Easyship has chosen to match employee donations to a number of important funds, including the NAACP, the Black Lives Matter Foundation, and the Brooklyn Community Bail Fund.

There are many ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement, from donations to joining protests. But, another great way to put your money where your mouth is is to actively choose to buy from Black-owned businesses.

There are many of them out there, from small, local mom-and-pop shops to bigger global companies. And, they specialize in everything you could possibly need to buy, from cosmetics and hair care to fashion and home decor.

Buying from Black-owned businesses is a direct and easy way to support the community; many of these have also been disproportionately affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, so shopping with them is a great way to ensure they stay in business.

To that end, we wanted to take the opportunity to highlight some of the fantastic Black-owned businesses that use Easyship to reach their customers. We’ve compiled a list of five great eCommerce businesses we work with that produce a variety of products, but don’t forget, there are many more out there!

1. Get Your Skin Glowing with Natural Products from Garner’s Garden

Created by Philip Garner in 2012, Garner’s Garden is a Black-owned business specializing in making affordable, 100% natural skincare products. Their story began at local farmers’ markets and events; now, they’re being featured in The Huffington Post and PYNKMagazine. All throughout, they’ve stayed true to their aim of creating natural, handmade beauty products crafted with high-quality ingredients.

The Garner’s Garden skincare line features everything from clay masks and serums to deodorants and oral care. We’re particularly fond of the Shea Hair Butter which combines natural and essential oils and organic ingredients and leaves hair and scalp thoroughly healthy and moisturized while promoting hair growth.

Price: $13.99

2. Treat Your Feet to These Recovery Socks by Parasole

Another innovative Black-owned business, Parasole creates minimalist socks that offer total comfort and support - and negate the need to wear shoes. They’re essentially a new category of footwear created with reusable materials and sustainable practices. The highlight of the brand is the world’s first 3D recovery sock which combines the benefits of arch support with the comfort and freedom of your favorite sneaker.

The Parasole 2.0 also offers micro-cushioning to enhance recovery. You can even use them for lightweight training or recovering from issues like plantar fasciitis!

Price: $55

3. Scent Your World with These Sweet-Smelling Candles from Scented Culture

This zen-inducing Black-owned business aims to make the world a better-smelling place with candles made from essential oils and coconut wax. Each candle is hand-poured, offering unique products with unmatched quality.

Scented Culture’s range of candles includes classic scents, florals, and even woodsy or vineyard scents, so you’re sure to find something you love. Why not treat yourself to the Candle Lover’s Set? This scented bundle features the brand’s five premium candles - Lavender Hemp, Coffee Colada, Blue Romance, Citrus Grove, and Mama Nose Best ‘Eucalyptus Mint.’

Price: $49.99

4. Enjoy Haitian art by Atizana Inspired

Atizana Inspired is inspired by the culture and art of Haiti, and takes being a Black-owned business to the next level. The brand works with a diverse group of artists out of Noailles to offer a variety of beautiful objects d’art made completely of recycled metals.

Each piece is handcrafted and hand-painted, offering a thoroughly bespoke art experience. If you’re looking to add a little style to your home, we love the Tree of Life Wall Art. This inspired piece is made from recycled 55 gallon steel drums and is available in a range of sizes from 16” to 34”.

Price: $60-300

5. Let Your Hair’s Natural Texture Shine With These Products by Moorket

This Illinois-based brand’s 22nd Century line of hair care has been specially developed to showcase your hair’s natural texture at its absolute best. Their vegan products include everything from shampoo and condition to oils and henna dyes, and each one uses natural ingredients to leave your hair in great shape.

The 22nd Century Moisturizing Shampoo Bar leaves hair healthy and shiny and is available in great scents like lavender, citrus, peppermint, and jasmine! Plus, it’s a great way to do your part for the environment since there’s no plastic bottle involved!

Price: $16.95