Supporting Black Lives matter through Home Textiles, Furnishing and Houseware

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Many people are related to some or the other incidents happening in the world, but not all get reported neither all get social. Some fall prey to the injustice while some stand up against the injustice. The recent incident of George Floyd surfaced the social media and later with the hashtag of Black lives matter. Checkout some of the steps that every individual can surely take to support by contributing in whichever possible way!

 

Black Lives Matter (BLM) is an organized movement advocating for non-violent civil disobedience in protest against incidents of police brutality against African-American people

In 2013, the movement began with the use of the hashtag #BlackLivesMatter on social media after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of African-American teen Trayvon Martin in February 2012. The movement became nationally recognized for street demonstrations, and lately we saw the incident that took place with George Floyd.

 

As thousands protest across the country for racial justice and in support of the Black Lives Matter movement, some are wondering what other actionable steps we can all take. In addition to donating to organizations working for change, voting, and reaching out to our representatives, buying from black-owned businesses is one way to take action. Put your purchasing power to use by supporting some of the talented black designers, ceramicists, artists, and business owners on this list. Here are black-owned home decor brands to shop right now, and for years to come.

These online home decor shops have it all, from area rugs, to wallpaper, to storage baskets.

Jungalow

Owned by designer and blogger Justina Blakeney, this online decor shop lets you bring the Jungalow blog’s bohemian style home. You’ll find beautiful planters, woven baskets, vibrant throw pillows, and a rotating collection of exclusive art by an international group of female artists.

AphroChic

Curated by the husband-and-wife design duo behind the AphroChic interior design firm, Jeanine Hays and Bryan Mason, this online home decor shop is bursting with eye-catching patterns and luxe designs you won’t find anywhere else. Look for chic floor lamps, patterned wallpaper, poufs, and rugs.

Domain

You will want every single piece in this collection of ceramics, throw pillows, dish towels, and display-worthy dishwashing supplies curated by Laura Hodges Design Studio. Don’t miss the “sundries” section for candies, tea, and a selection of beautiful note cards.

Dressing Rooms Interiors Studio

When you’re looking for a focal point or a conversation piece for your home, make this online vintage home decor shop by Ariene Bethea your first stop. Every carefully chosen item, from Florentine bowls to Art Deco vases, is a conversation piece.

Expedition Subsahara

Founded by Sofi Seck, Expedition Subsahara sells beautiful baskets, bowls, placemats, and bags, all handmade by African artisans. In addition to supporting these artisans, 20 percent of each product sold goes toward the company’s larger mission: the creation of a school for girls in Senegal.

BLK MKT Vintage

With a brick-and-mortar shop in Brooklyn as well as an online store, BLK MKT Vintage by Jannah Handy and Kiyanna Stewart is a go-to for vintage wares, collectibles, and artifacts that represent black history. You’ll find a selection of film posters, art, vintage photographs, historic event flyers, and more.

Tracie Hervy Ceramics

Elegant and minimalist, the clay cylinders, vases, and dishware ceramicist Tracie Hervy creates are stripped of superfluities to reveal the essence of each vessel. Her stunning works are available at several retailers, including online at Bloomist.

Malene Barnett

The founder of the Black Artists + Designers Guild, Malene Barnett is an artist of many talents. She not only creates luxe hand-knotted and hand-tufted carpets, but also paints, and most recently, creates beautiful pieces of pottery. Her work taps into traditional techniques, such as hand building, coiling, and carving. During her artist-in-residence program at Greenwich House Pottery, Barnett made 25 pieces inspired by mud house designs in West Africa.

Osa Atoe

Working from her at-home studio in Baton Rogue, Osa Atoe uses red stoneware clay to create pottery that is meant to express a multiculturalism and human universality. Follow her on Instagram to learn about her latest work.

Lolly Lolly Ceramics

Lalese Stamps is a Columbus, Ohio-based ceramicists best known for her stylish, modern mugs and dishware. While you wait for updates to her web shop, admire her 100 Day Project here.

These are few of the brands that are mentioned here. You can surely contribute in your own way in your own locality. Its all about right to freedom of speech and you are the owner of you own actions.