Style Bee - Black-Owned Brands from Canada



It’s been incredible to see so many lists of Black-owned businesses making their way around the internet right now. Over the past week I’ve spent some time exploring designers from around the world and felt it would be helpful to create a directory that highlights some of the incredible Black-owned brands from Canada.

This list is by no means exhaustive but includes all the designers that I’ve personally bookmarked and felt that Style Bee readers would love to know about. This directory also covers an array of categories such as: jewelry, skin care, home goods and apparel (kids, lounge, active + more). As I continue to seek out and discover new ones I’ll be sure to add more.

Supporting Black-owned businesses is one way to help redistribute wealth in the fight for racial and financial equality. Whether it’s shopping, following on IG, signing up for a newsletter, engaging via comments or telling a friend, no act of support is too small. I hope you enjoy discovering these designers, curators and artists as much as me!

For a comprehensive compilation of Black-owned Canadian businesses outside of these categories, check out:

By Blacks directory


Explore this comprehensive directory of artists, designers & brands compiled by @cadettejewelry (another personal favourite).

I discovered many of these brands through those three sources. A lot of the ones on this list are Toronto-based, which is the largest city near me, but I encourage you to seek out Black-owned brands and businesses in your city for more local options too.

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I’ve put together some international sources at the end of the post too!




Jordan Clarke is a Toronto-based designer creating wearable artwork through the medium of brass and silver. If you love a minimal statement accessory (as I sure do!) there are so many elegant options to choose from within the collection. These are the kind of pieces that add the perfect touch of interest to a simple outfit.

I can’t wait for my mini Goddess Shield Earrings to arrive.


The ethos behind this Toronto-based jewelry and accessories shop is rooted in artful minimalism. Not Magic creates and curates a thoughtful medley of playful earrings, elegant necklaces and timeless hair accessories, along with a line of minimal bags and wallets. Oh and don’t miss the delightful selection of mood rings!


OMI WOODS has appeared on A LOT of roundups featuring Black-owned business and I definitely see why. If you’ve been on the lookout for layering necklaces or minimal chains & ring stacks, you’re in luck! OMI WOODS was founded by Ashley Alexis McFarlane and each piece has historical & cultural significance behind it. All jewelry is individually and ethically handmade with fair-trade African gold and globally sourced conflict-free fine metals.



From body scrubs to butter creams to magical mists and elixirs, this line of plant-based skin care sounds every bit as divine as it does nourishing. After spending many years within the beauty retail industry, founder Temi Shobowale, gathered all of her product knowledge and decided to take matters into her own hands. The cedar & vanilla body scrub and the radiance elixir are both on my list. 

PS. Temi is also a make-up artist! Find her on IG @temi.shobowale


Crystal Rowe is the founder and owner of jELN, a Toronto-based, self-care line focused on natural beauty and positive energy. This thoughtfully curated skin care collection offers a range of products, each one carefully handmade with raw ingredients and essential oils. jELN ingredients are thoughtfully and sustainably sourced and a recycling program is available for local customers.


This modern line of body care offers unisex, clean, cruelty-free & high performance products, founded by a Mother-Daughter duo, Sade & Rachel. Beautiful bar soaps, sumptuous soufflé moisturizers, sustainably sourced body tools and curated sets make this brand one of my favourite discoveries for sure. This line also offers several fragrance free formulations for those sensitive to scents. 

I’ve ordered a few bar soaps, exfoliation pouches (for the fella & me) and a body mist I can’t wait to try.


Skin Drama is fighting hyperpigmentation and acne scars one face at a time. As someone who suffers from both of those this mission really spoke to me. With just 5 core products in this line it’s easy to create a skincare routine that will be simple and effective. Not to mention organic and cruelty-free! Next time I need to tune up my skincare regime, I know where to look.

For more Canadian Black-owned skin care brands check out this article from The Kit.



BATIQUA is an interior accessories collection of artisan-made pillows, table runners, wall hangings and smaller table top textiles. Founded as a fair trade social enterprise with the mission to empower marginalized artisans into sustainable employment opportunities. All products are designed by BATIQUA founder Linda and produced by Zimbabwean artisans (watch the Zimbabwean Batik process here). I love this collection of bright, cheerful palettes and minimal, humanistic prints.


Founded by twin brothers Byron and Dexter Peart, GOODEE is a globally-sourced and thoughtfully curated marketplace where good design and good purpose come together. At GOODEE every item on offer is ethically made and transparently sourced with sustainability measures carefully assessed. Meet some of the many talented makers and read their stories here. Oh and good luck adding just one or two items to your cart from this epic array of worldly treasures.



Toronto-based Andrea Iyamah has popped up on lots of brand recommendations and it doesn’t take more than a glance to understand why. Founded by Dumebi Iyamah, the Andrea Iyamah team works together to ensure that stories are told through every piece created. Known best for a show stopping array of bold and iconic swimwear (the Mutoka two-piece is my personal favourite) with a RTW collection serves up stunning silhouettes (the Takwa dress is such a beauty).


This collection is filled with energy and joy with it’s vibrant prints and palettes. Founded by Maya Amoah, BATIK BOUTIK is a brand that aims to showcase the incredible talent of artisans from Africa through fashion, accessories and decor with wares for all genders. Through a partnership between contemporary shapes and designs that are made in Ghana, West Africa, this line is all about individual expression. I particularly like the wrap tops and floaty dresses.


CHERRY GARDENS gets it’s name from a neighbourhood in Kingston, Jamaica and creates matching sets and separates for living your best life. These easy going pieces are minimal and versatile, perfect for days at home when you want comfort but with something special to it. Designed and produced in Toronto. I’m crossing my fingers that the Romeo Top comes back in my size because it would be a dream with wide leg pants.


Founder and designer, Catherine Addai, brings her Ghanian roots to a vibrant collection of prints and colours that come from and represent Africa through the Ankara textiles. Paired with classic shapes like a-line dresses, high waist lines and tiered skirts these pieces make for a striking collection of dresses and separates for everything from events to daily wear.

Kaela Kay stocks up to size US22 and will custom design for any size. All pieces are made-to-order by local Toronto seamstresses.

Currently offering face masks.


This one is primarily for the fellas but a really great suit is something I’ve always dreamt of investing in for myself. Mike Paul Atelier offers bespoke suiting (that looks outrageously well made) and finely crafted leather goods. If you need a gift for Father’s day, take a look at the MPA gift bundles.

Currently offering face masks.


Petits Genoux is created for the littlest ones in our lives. Minimal designs, handmade from the softest natural cotton fibres for oh-so sensitive skin. Sizes range from 0 – 24 months. All made in Canada. I just wish they were made for adults too!


Founded by stylist Tahnee Lloyd-Smith, Pretty Denim takes the durability of traditional denim and pairs it with timeless tailoring. All of Pretty Denim’s garments are Made in Canada in a non-factory setting and the cotton is sourced from North American mills which ensures fair and ethical employee practices. I fell for the unique simplicity of this brands cuts and the exciting flourishes that make each piece a wearable work of art. Definitely keeping an eye on this one!


If you feel the same about fitness as I do, you’ll. probably agree that a great set makes for a major motivator to get your sweat on. I was so excited to discover Saint Lyons, lean line of sports bras, leggings and tees for the gym and beyond, all made in Canada. I fell for the pared down design with strategically placed support and how the colour ways are all so fresh and fun!

I pre-ordered the flex seamless legging & crop in salmon and can’t wait to test them out!



I had my fingers crossed that a great vintage shop might be hiding amongst the many roundups I was searching and to my delight, Sunday Afternoon appeared. Tune in on, you guessed it, Sunday afternoons, for freshly added vintage finds for your closet and home. Expect lots of lovely scarves, silk blouses, blazers and elegant table top gems like candle holders, vases and bowls.


Looking for international Black-owned businesses to explore & support?

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Of course, if you have any recommendations, please let me know in the comments.

Thanks for tuning in!

I recognize that I should have been doing this work already, that’s on me to rectify and I look forward to using Style Bee as a platform to amplify the amazing work of BIPOC owned brands going forward.

Please refer to my Anti-Racism Resources highlight on IG for a range of different ways that we can all take steps to show up better and do the work to support Black, Indigenous and marginalized folks in our community.

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  1. Emma says:

    LUXCEY is an amazing Montréal based skin care company. Wonderful products. Rose (LUXCEY’s owner) is a sweetheart AND an amazing beauty ritual creator.

  2. Sonisha says:

    Thank you for this post! I am looking to collaborate with some great brands in my city and I found them here. Thank you 😊

  3. Nanci-jean Franks says:

    Thank you for this post. This would be such a great idea to showcase my local black-owned businesses in my city! Always a fan!

  4. Charmaine says:

    Kasandy is a great home goods and bags shop that just opened up in Vancouver. Their products are fair trade & made in Kenya.