The first day of school for many is right around the corner, or has already begun. Many parents are stocking up on necessities such as notebooks, pens, pencils, etc. Well, we are here with some suggestions to add to your supply list that will get your kids back-to-school in style with help from these black-owned businesses.

Brown Girls Stationery – Destinee Back-To-School Notebook


Thirteen-year-old CEO Kamaria Warren launched her business in 2015, alongside her mother Shaunice, with the goal of helping Black and Brown girls see themselves represented within the stationery product world.

According to the Brown Girls Stationery official website, Warren’s online store offers an array of products such as: backpacks, t-shirts, notebooks, bedspreads, blankets, shower curtains, umbrellas, notepads and party of supplies for girls of color. Her inspiration behind BGS was to develop a brand that Black and Brown girls could identify with. Kamaria says that when girls her age go shopping for stationery products, she wants them to see characters that are a reflection of themselves and their interests.

Nik Nax

Another Black-owned business that is making a difference in the stationery space is, Nik Nax. From notebooks, to buttons, notepads, sticky notes, and beyond, Nik Nax is giving students supplies to remind them that there is #blackgirlmagic and #blackboyjoy in all that they do all day long. Added bonus, Nik Nax also has supplies geared towards left-handed students as well.

CreativeSoul Photography 2-pocket folder set

Photo Credit: CreativeSoul Etsy Store

Known for their photography that captures the soul and spirit every shade of beauty, CreativeSoul Photography has translated their creativity to school supplies. The 2-Pocket Folder Pack will keep your kids’ important information in one place, reminding them that they are indeed royalty. 

Pretty Dope Society

Pretty Dope Society has some pretty dope school supplies to help #blackexcellence flow in the classroom. From backpacks, notebooks, water bottles and more, Pretty Dope Society has it all.

Lenie Alexis Designs

Personalized pencil cases and pouches will never get misplaced, mixed up, or lost. Available in 11 fun colors, this is definitely one item that everyone needs on their supply list.

Want to shop for more? Click here because even though school may have already started for some, it is never too late to add to add some #melaninmagic to the year.

Tiffany Silva

Tiffany Silva

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