At Nebia we believe in the importance of voting with your dollar. Each time you buy something you are casting a vote to say you endorse that company, their values, ethics and standards. You are giving them a nod of approval and are supporting them to keep doing what they're doing.
February is Black History Month in the U.S. During this month, the country celebrates and honors the invaluable contributions Black Americans have made in our communities, economy and world.
However, this month is not just a time to look back, but also a time to look forward and think about the ways in which we can continue to fight for racial justice today. Beside using your voice, one of the best ways to help close the gap in equity and opportunity is to use your dollars to support Black, and more broadly BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color), businesses. By simply being more conscientious in our buying habits and supporting BIPOC businesses year round, we can help strengthen them and pave the way to a more equitable future.
Below you'll find some of our favorite BIPOC eco-friendly businesses.
1. Oui the People: body care and shaving products
What we love about Oui the People: all of their products are free of parabens, phthalates, formaldehyde, petrolatum, and synthetic fragrance. Even better? Their containers are glass, recyclable or refillable.2. Zero Grocery: a sustainable grocery that delivers groceries to their customers while eliminating plastic waste
What we love about Zero Grocery: Zero plastic waste + their beautiful signature glass containers. If you are located in California, be sure to check them out!
3. PUR Home: natural and safe household cleaning products
What we love about PUR Home: Their products are plant-based, biodegradable, sulfate-free and non-toxic. They also offer waste-saving innovations such as opting for concentrates instead of large bottles.
4. Goodee: a curated marketplace that believes in "good design, good products and good impact"
What we love about Goodee: They believe in conscious commerce and seek to empower creators and consumers to be the change they want to see by promoting community, transparency and sustainability.
5. Adwoa Beauty: non-toxic, gender neutral brand for kinky, coily, curly + wavy hair
What we love about Adwoa: their all-natural hair products prioritize a healthy scalp and cater to the needs of multi-cultural hair textures.
6. SampleHAUS: sustainable art work, pottery and planters
What we love about SampleHAUS: They use and upcycle interior design waste, such as scraps of material that were left over from upholstery and building materials, and turn them into much sought-after eclectic home decor pieces.
7. Jade Swim: sustainable swimwear brand
What we love about Jade Swim: They use sustainable fabrics, believe in slow fashion and conscious production, and use biodegradable packaging. We also love the unique design details of her suits.
What are your favorite BIPOC eco-friendly businesses? Share them with us and we'll feature them as part of our #sustainablebusinesssunday series on Instagram!