June has been a wild month. There’s a retrograde, a pandemic, gender-based violence running rampant and anti-police brutality protests. I’ve been lucky enough to be as vocal as I want about all of the above on All The Pretty Birds social media. It should be like that all the time, but we all know how some work spaces treat black people and people of colour.
Anyways, if you’re making a commitment to uplifting and supporting Black people beyond posting a black square or talking about how you’re “listening and learning” – open your purse. I believe in starting in spaces you’re familiar with and what I know is thrifting. I often buy from secondhand stores and Instagram online thrift stores, so I decided to put together some Black (and Brown) owned businesses to browse.
I’ve complained about how thrifting has become inaccessible for the people who need it most. If you can donate your money, time or excess clothing to shelters – please consider this.
Disclaimer: this is just a directory and I haven’t bought from some of these businesses so I can’t give my personal recommendation.
Have a look down below for a short directory outlining some local online stores you can support.
And if you have any suggestions, please let me know – this list will be updated regularly.
Hope this was helpful!