With the rise of the #blacklivesmatter Movement early last summer and the unapologetic impact of the global pandemic – it has become more critical to find ways to support the black community. For us in the Caribbean community, this holds equally true. Our 2021 Holiday and Beyond Gift Guide highlights some amazing brands that you should support. Caribbean Women-Owned along with international Black Women-Owned brands with remarkable stories behind them. From Trinidad, Jamaica, Grenada, the USA, and Nigeria these women entrepreneurs are truly inspiring. Shop, Share, and Show Love … #poshgirl
CARIBBEAN WOMEN-OWNED BRANDS
100 % made in Trinidad & Tobago, Immortelle Beauty is a Caribbean cosmetic company founded in 2010 by cosmetic chemist, Kathryn Nurse, with the aim of creating “Little Local Luxuries”. The company develops, manufactures, and bottles an aspirational Caribbean lifestyle and then sells it to all women who want to feel the warmth of an authentic Caribbean experience while empowering themselves through beauty.
Haus of Assembly
Founded in 2016 by Aidan Anais Barrow, Haus of Assembly is a Bahamian Resort Wear brand. We just love this Haus of Assembly Limited Edition Holiday Collection. The bright red poinsettia print will be available until the end of December. However, with only 10 bags being made, you must act fast to get yours.
Virgin Islands Jewelry
Francheska Moreland became the proud Founder of the Virgin Islands Signature Jewelry Collection. The ‘VI Jewelry’ quickly became a household name and is now a fashion staple that mainstreamed national pride, worn by men and women, natives and visitors, who all love the Virgin Islands.
Handmade by Kae
The Cocoa & Cashmere Collection makes a delightful holiday gift. Made in Barbados, Handmade of course by Kae.
Portraits by Khaffi
Portraits by Khaffi is built on the idea of simple design, minimal aesthetic, and local luxe. The Trinidad-based brand recently introduced their Peace Lily Plate Collection, which is absolutely stunning and perfect for brunch or dinner. Hand-poured, hand-glazed, and fired locally, sets of 2 to 6 come with reusable cotton bags for storage.
The Wrap Chic
Grenadian girl boss, Terrie-Ann Abigail Charles is creating a whole vibe with her brand The Wrap Chic. These stylish wraps are must-haves for natural girls. Available in bold Caribbean style prints, African prints, and solid colors.
Model: Usha Thomas, Face of Grenada 2020 wears a bold print for her recent Caribbean POSH cover shoot.
The Skipper Butterfly Series by designer Josanne Mark is simply divine. Made to order in Trinidad, these illuminating solid gold Skipper Butterflies are sculpted with fan coral details and set with lively gems frozen in majestic flight.
BAUGHaus Design Studio
Pineapple Christmas tree toppers make the cutest tropical holiday gifts. Handmade in Jamaica by Dana, the owner of BAUGHaus Design Studio. Her main products are porcelain home goods and bespoke lighting fixtures inspired by the Caribbean with a modern aesthetic.
BLACK WOMEN-OWNED BRANDS
Give the gift of glowing skin! Founded by Precious Gabriel, a first-generation Nigerian-Liberian biologist. Akuwa Skincare is committed to delivering clean products that are toxic-free, fragrance-free, cruelty-free, vegan, and earth-conscious.
BDR – beauty done right
beauty done right, founded by Bianca Edwards on the notion that true beauty is inclusive of the state of mind. Great for calming inflammation and increasing blood circulation, the unicorn ice dice is a must for your at-home spa days. No more puffy eyes! Plus when you shop BDR proceeds are donated to the National MS Society in Memory of the founder’s mother Denise Henry.
The Modern Chameleon
Based in New York City, The Modern Chameleon is black and women-owned. Handmade goods for home and body were created for modern sustainable zero waste lovers.
UOMA Beauty is the most inclusive black-owned beauty brand. Founded by Nigerian-born, LA & London-based former beauty executive Sharon Chuter. Unlock your inner Carnival Queen with their Black Magic Carnival Color Palette.
Named in OPRAH’s Favourite Things, a product of founder Rachel James’s love for art and passion for elegance, the brand draws inspiration from world wonders, runway designers, and remarkable women. The Pear Nova Holiday Essentials Nail Set makes an amazing gift.