I know, I know. If you’re as dumbfounded as I am that fall is basically on our doorstep (no, seriously, I already have falling leaves landing on my front porch), then you are most certainly not alone. The season of cooler temps, back to school, and all things cozy are upon us, and what better way to usher in autumn than by supporting the causes you care about. We rounded up the top picks from some of our favorite Black owned, women-owned, and climate neutral brands. So, whether you’re in your feels and are suffering from that (end of) summertime sadness or you’re positively stoked for the pumpkin spice lattes, homemade soup, snuggly clothing, and spooky season, we have something that will make transitioning into fall all the more vibrant for everyone — your favorite causes included.
If you’re not ready to let go of those sweet summertime vibes quite yet, instantly transport yourself to the shore of your favorite beach with this sea salt soy candle. The combination of aromas sea salt, sea moss, citrusy orange, calming lavender, and rich, warm woody sandalwood will convince you the beach is just outside your door and the crashing ocean waves are wafting their delicious summertime scent inside your home. Plus, you’re supporting a Black-owned, women-owned, and cruelty-free business.
As we start to approach the season of cool, crispy air, treat your skin to a little TLC. This powdered concoction, created by a Black owned brand, is a perfect addition to smoothies or shakes and leaves you glowing from the inside out. The supplement contains antioxidants, and polyphenols and phytonutrients which prevents cell damage and promotes blood circulation. To support a glowing complexion and a strong stomach (we’re going to need it for the holi-days ahead), it also contains prebiotics, vitamin C, A and B3, and is vegan, cruelty-free, non-GMO and contains no artificial flavors, preservatives, colors, gluten, dairy, soy, eggs, or nuts.
Kick off the quilts, kids, because autumn means it’s time to usher in a moodier aesthetic with our bedding. If you want an affordable comforter that exudes elegance, attention to detail, and works well with your other favorite fall-inspired throw blankets (yas, burnt orange), then consider Lionel Richie’s black and gold seven piece comforter set. The set includes one comforter, two shams, two euro shams, and two decorative pillows. The comforter is lightweight for hot sleepers but pairs nicely with an extra layer.
We all have that go-to hoodie we reach for once fall hits and temps start to drop. If you’re ready to fall in love (pun intended) and add another to your arsenal, consider this Wildfang terry hoodie. Its soft cotton blend construction was made specially for comfort and durability. Besides being versatile and easily sported at work, the gym, outdoor activities, or just around the house, Wildfang is a woman-owned, queer, and climate neutral-certified brand that champions inclusivity with their gender-neutral clothing. Since their launch in 2013, Wildfang has donated over $650K to good causes like ProjectQ, ACLU, Planned Parenthood, Tegan & Sara Foundation, RAICES, Girls Inc, and many more.
If soaking up the sun this summer left your skin a little worse for wear, then prepare for the coming cooler months with drier air (thanks, heaters) with this beloved shea body butter. The Black owned brand mixes ultra-moisturizing shea butter with fatty-acid rich castor oil, which helps restore an uneven skin tone, and jojoba oil which eases skin conditions like acne, eczema, and psoriasis. All butters are handmade and come in 14 different scents.
Inspire kids’ inner creative genius with this back-to-school, Made in USA, two pack, 64-piece crayon set. The wide range of shades covers any and all school and art class needs and encourages them to explore their inner artist outside of the classroom. If your little Picasso gets too carried away with their creative flow, and colors surfaces they shouldn’t, no sweat. These crayons are washable.
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