12 Beautiful Black-Owned Etsy Shops To Bookmark Today

From its seemingly endless assortment of both vintage and handmade goods to its ability to directly fund and communicate with the makers behind them, there's plenty that drives us to Etsy on a weekly (if not daily) basis. But, the latter reason significantly outweighs the former for 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.

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Ahead, we've lined up a small few of the many beautiful Black makers who sell their wares through Etsy. Please share your favorite shops in the comments below.

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Nakimuli


Brooklyn-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, $120.00 Buy

Omi Woods


Toronto-based seller Ashley McFarlane makes the kind of personal, talismanic jewelry that we’re constantly hunting down to add to that summer 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, $118.00 Buy

All Very Goods


Washington, 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, $22.00 Buy
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The 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, $156.00 Buy

SophiMakes


This Etsy seller uses brass wire to create minimal-but-oversized accessories with a dose of eye-catching kineticism.

And, with everything clocking in under $50, the shop is a great resource for gifting yourself or a loved one.
SophiMakes Rise Earrings, $42.00 Buy

MAWSUPPLY


Houston-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 Plaid Tie Back Short Sleeve Button Down Blouse, $38.00 Buy

BR Design Co.


South 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 2020 thus far.
BR Design Co. Yellow Clay Earrings, $28.00 Buy

Sustainable Maria


This 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, $75.00 Buy
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Browneyed Capricorn


Barely-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, $42.00 Buy

Daniela Tabois


Sequins, ruffles, and volume abound in this seller’s dazzling Etsy shop — offering up both romantic bridal creations and peerlessly electrifying evening wear.

Tabois’ storefront should definitely be your next stop for spangled wide-leg trousers or a sensationally romantic puff-sleeved minidress.
Daniela Tabois Harlow Puff Sleeve Dress, $725.00 Buy

Lingua Nigra


Alicia 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, $150.00 Buy

Ashaka Givens


Statement-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, $350.00 Buy
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