Splendid Celebrates Black Friday
For a few years now, Black Friday has been a date in the diary where big companies have made huge profits by putting on massive sales. And while we all enjoy a special offer, this year we thought that rather than further line Jeff Bezo’s already full pockets, we wanted to use the opportunity to spotlight smaller businesses who could use our help during this challenging time.
We thought we’d use ‘Black Friday’ to support black-owned businesses? We encourage everyone to support these businesses on Black Pound Days and, of course, throughout the year.
If you’re interested in seeing some of our favourite places to grab food, buy music, or treat yourselves, read on. And if you have any of your own recommendations, feel free to send them our way – we’d love to hear about them.
- Caribbean Kitchen, Hackney: A cultural explosion of Caribbean cuisine and great tasting British food.
- Chuku’s, Tottenham: The world’s first Nigerian tapas restaurant.
- Dark Sugars: Handmade chocolates, truffles, and vegan treats.
- Romeo’s Sugar Free Bakery: London’s first sugar free bakery offering cakes, parties and quiches.
- Second Shot Coffee:. A coffee company that tackles homelessness by training and employing people affected by homelessness.
- Zoe’s Ghana Kitchen: Founded in 2010 to bring ‘African food’ to the masses.
- Breathe by AMCK: Beautifully crafted products and wellness programs by Breathe coach @aichamckenzie.
- Beau Polish: Vegan, handmade nail polishes.
- CurlTalk: Salon dedicated to empower ‘curlies’ to achieve their curls’ true potential.
- Damian Bertie: Great hairdresser at winner of ‘Best Afro Hair Salon’ in London.
- KalaniCollective: Hair and beauty company aimed at empowering the everyday woman to look and feel even more beautiful than they already are.
- LiHa Beauty: Beauty products that are a mixture of natural African roots and a quintessentially British attitude.
- The Glow Pot: Natural, vegan skincare.
- A-Cold-Wall: High-end menswear created by Samuel Ross.
- Docas Magbadelo: Cute and quirky greeting cards, art prints, notebooks, tote bags, earrings and enamel pins featuring bold colours, pattern-work and references to Nigerian culture.
- KaiCollective: London-based womenswear brand of attainable clothing with luxury aesthetics founded by fashion and travel blogger, Fisayo Long.
- Omolola Jeweller: Beautiful west african-inspired jewellery.
Music + Magazines
- Gal Dem: Black female-owned media company & publisher.
- Reinforced Records: Game changing drum and bass label also selling wicked merch.
- Rhythm Section: Record label and podcast founded by Bradley Zero.
Home & Interiors
- Aya Aromas: Eco friendly luxury home fragrances, selling hand-poured Soy wax candles, melts and reed diffusers.
- Bespoke Binny: High quality and modern African print homeware, including African print pillows, cushions, aprons and more.
- Bria Nicole Art: Modern paintings and illustrations by artist Bria Nicole.
- Mento Flowers & Coffee: Independent florist offering flowers and gifts and also have Marley Coffee from Jamaica. style ceramic tableware.
- Naked Clay Ceramics: Handmade stoneware and porcelain contemporary minimal
- Prick LDN: London’s first boutique dedicated solely to cacti.
- Self Made: Vegan, eco friendly candles that come with a palatable seed label.