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Etsy is now promoting small black-owned businesses. On Etsy’s homepage, there’s now a tab that will take you to a collection of black-owned Etsy shops. From “I Am a Man” t-shirts to colorful press-on nails, this collection has it all.

Tal and Bert

“Industrial concrete meets raw minerals.” A Black-owned business that combines concrete with geodes to create beautiful planters. Tal and Bert also feature small vessels that can hold air plants or tea lights. Prices range from $32 for the vessels to $85 for candles. The pots give your water-logged plants a fresh face and hopefully inspire you to take care of your plants. 

It’s All Culture Jewelry

Another Black-owned small business that creates beautiful products. Its All Culture Jewelry produces a wide variety of gold statement jewelry pieces. While the jewelry pieces are on the pricier side ranging from $20 to $70, these pieces are worth it. These hand-made jewelry pieces are specially made-to-order for every customer. 

Dorcas Creates

Dorcas Creates is a small business that creates colorful, eye-catching prints and art pieces. The vibrant prints feature portraits of stunning black women and each print is named after their subject. The “Raai” art print and notebook is of a Hijabi woman with large sunglasses serving bad b*tch energy. The small Etsy shop also carries enamel pins, tote bags and notebooks. 

Patrinas Paperie

Patrinas Paperie is a Black-owned stationery shop that features real gold foil prints and stationery. The Etsy shop creates personalized prints, business logo stickers and note cards. The paperie shop’s prices depend on the product, amount of stationary and how much personalization customers want. The shop also features gold foil prints of U.S. cities that are on the expensive side. 

A Is For Avery

A Is For Avery is a handmade minimalist clay earrings and woven art Etsy shop. The shop also features original abstract paintings by the shop owner and original woven art hangings. The minimal clay earrings are priced at $45 but feature unique patterns and colors. The original art pieces and wall hangings are more expensive than the earrings; however, customers who purchase the art pieces are guaranteed original art that isn’t produced anywhere else. 

xN Studio

xN Studio is a home and lifestyle accessories shop that features throw pillows, coasters, pots and chair covers. The intricate designs created by xN Studio are all original abstracts designs. Cotton masks are now featured on the website in Kitenge African print and are specially made in Uganda for xN Studio. Products range from $40 coasters to $475 bench ottomans. 

These beautiful and handcrafted pieces will elevate any space. The original paintings by A Is For Avery will brighten any dull wall in your apartment, while Tal and Bert’s pots will revive any sad-looking plant.

The products created by the artists and business owners listed in this article are handcrafted products made with care and intention.

Sarah is a junior at Virginia Commonwealth University and is majoring in Mass Communications and minoring in Fashion Merchandising. Sarah enjoys reading, writing, and discussing sustainable fashion brands. Sarah spends most of her time, and money, on Depop fueling her shopping addiction. Follow her on instagram @Sarah_parker9 and Twitter @_parker_9
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