Caribbean POSH: Holiday and Beyond Gift Guide 2021

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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

Immortelle Beauty

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.

@immortellebeauty

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.

@hausofassembly

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.

@virgin.islands.jewelry

Handmade by Kae

The Cocoa & Cashmere Collection makes a delightful holiday gift. Made in Barbados, Handmade of course by Kae.

@handmadebykae

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.

@portraitsbykhaffi

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.

@thewrapchic

Josanne Mark

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.

@josannemarkltd

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.

@baughaus

BLACK WOMEN-OWNED BRANDS

Akuwa Skincare

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.

@akuwaskincare

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.

@bdr_beautydoneright

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.

@themodernchameleonllc

UOMA Beauty

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.

@uomabeauty

Pear Nova

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.

@pearnova

Founded in 2005 by Virgin Island native Janette Brin, Caribbean POSH is a fashion and lifestyle magazine blog on a mission to empower Caribbean Women. Visit our website to learn more about the magazine and our annual Caribbean POSHgirl POWER Brunch.