When we talk about doing the work, much of it is rooted in daily practices that lift up BIPOC. Whether that's amplifying their voices, supporting their businesses, or eating at their restaurants, there is always effort that can be made as we strive for equity in Black and Indigenous communities.
One key way to support is buying from Black and Indigenous-owned brands with your spending dollars. While this act is small in the big picture, it is one of many ways you can actively use your dollars to show solidarity. It puts money directly into the pockets of Black and Indigenous entrepreneurs, and communicates to business owners that their customers care about representation. Below, we've rounded up a few of our favourites.
A collection of skincare with a conscience. Beautifully packaged, Klur has a strong ethos in sustainability and skincare sans nasties. Grounded in gentle, plant-based formulas that don't skimp on efficacy, we'll be buying our next vitamin C serum from KLUR.
Australian owned Bush Medjina was born from the Warningakalina elders of Groote Eylandt who had a desire to address the need to build culture and capability across the archipelago to positively impact the livelihoods of women, children and families. Their products are handmade from recipes passed down generations, made of local bush produce combined with natural and sustainable ingredients.
Founded by Jamellah Ellis, curl theory was developed as a luxurious, at-home treatment for curly hair. Each product in the collection prioritizes hydration as the basic building block of healthy hair, using a special blend of aloe vera and castor oil to maximize moisture and elasticity.
Facialist to many A-listers and founder of her eponymous brand, Shani Darnen knows skin. With a cult following for her retinol serum and a collection of products that pack an extremely effective punch, Darden's products are grounded in a results-based approach with a passion for simple and effective solutions.
Founded by Sharon Winsor, a Ngemba Weilwan woman of western NSW. Indigiearth encapsulates Australian native botanicals you could imagine. With a fairly extensive range of all-natural products from hydrating mists to serums and body care, their body custard is one product we can get behind.