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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

7 Amazing Black-Owned Etsy Stores to Support

Black Etsy shop owner
Li Li's Creations, Owner Malacia Anderson
Online shopping is growing like crazy, and people are loving Etsy - an online shopping marketplace where people around the world create and sell their own products. Products range from clothing to shoes to hand bags to jewelry to hair care products and much more.

The next time you visit Etsy, check out these online shops owned by Black entrepreneurs:

#1 - Li Li's Creations: Opened in 2013 and is owned by Malacia Anderson. The store sells women's clothing and accessories in beautiful African prints.

#2 - Peace Images Jewelry: This unique store makes and sells necklaces, earring, bracelets and other jewelry featuring owner Cami's trademark peace sign. The store opened in 2008. Owner Cami describes herself as "a woman who took the advice of someone who loves her... and it led me down an amazing path."

#3 - Urban Heirlooms: This store makes handmade leather bags and accessories featuring authentic vintage and antique keys. Owner Dana opened the store in 2006. She states, "It's my joy to re-purpose old materials into something fresh, new and innovative."

#4 - Beija-Flor Naturals: This store produces organic skin care and natural hair products. The brand is inspired by the owner's Brazilian background and uses the best ingredients from the Amazon rain forest to the Savannahs of East Africa.

#5 - Marcus Kwame: Designs and sells unique art prints. All the artist's unique and colorful prints are signed and numbered. The store is owned by artist Marcus Kwame Anderson, who opened the store in 2007.

#6 - Throne: This store crafts crochet scarves, hats and headbands in bold, beautiful colors and designs, using materials like Alpaca, Cashmere, and Bernat Mega bulky yarn. The store opened in 2014 and is owned by Shayna Janelle.

#7 - Amani at Home: This store features African-inspired pillows in designs that come from owner Amani's love of Africa. Her designs are a reflection of her travels to Africa and the Caribbean, and her products are rich and luxurious. Amani started her store in 2010.
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