When you want to discover the best in artisanal and niche items, all roads lead to Etsy, the online marketplace for unique and creative goods. Here are our four current favourite Black-owned Etsy sellers.
Like many digitally led industries, business has been booming for Etsy sellers in the last few months. With “outside” closed during the lockdown, shopping from the comfort and safety of our homes has been the default, according to reports.
For those who haven’t yet discovered the delights of shopping on Etsy, it is a global marketplace for special and unique items, from handcrafted pieces to vintage treasures. The site caters for all interests, from handmade skin and hair products, limited edition home décor to beautifully crafted jewellery, and much more.
Etsy is an excellent way for sellers to gain access to a global audience to sell their goods; in recent weeks, it’s been wonderful to see Black-owned shops promoted more widely.
With dozens of exceptional shops on the site, it wasn’t easy, but we’ve come up with a list of our four current favourite shops on Etsy.
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Cinnamon & Brown
This seller offers contemporary Afrocentric art, stationery and gifts that will speak to your soul. Definitely stop here if you’re looking for strong, female-centric wall art or a greeting card with Black representation that’s front and centre.
If stunning gold and silver layered necklaces are your thing, then check out OmiWoods. The coin and cowrie shaped designs are simply and exquisitely made and built for layering on top of each other.
Frequency of love
Shoppers are obsessed with these limited-edition art prints featuring iconic, and more recent Black personalities. What’s not to love about a black and white or sepia-toned image of Chaka Khan, Aaliyah or Michelle Obama with Ankara fabric overlays and pop-tastic accents?
Your new one-stop-shop for cute Ankara fabric fashion. From blazers, dresses, skirts and headwraps, the simple cuts and vibrant colours of the stylish pieces can easily be paired with simple accessories for your work wardrobe or more casual wear.