Aside from signing petitions and donating money to nonprofits, there is another way to support the Black Lives Matter movement. Even after protests dwindle, keep the movement going and support black-owned businesses.
As Detroit continues to see protests for Black Lives Matter over the George Floyd killing in May, many are wondering if this will lead to change. To keep the Black Lives Matter movement momentum going long after protests are over and make a difference, spend money at black-owned businesses to show your support.
Here are 8 black-owned businesses in Detroit you can support:
CHECK THESE BLACK-OWNED RETAILERS
Ashley’s Flowers is committed to creating beautiful flower arrangements and floral gifts for any occasion. The flower shop passionately crafts all bouquets in house, and personally delivers to recipients in Detroit so they are guaranteed to receive fresh and beautiful flowers every time. Select a floral arrangement and order flowers online HERE. Located at 333 E. Jefferson Ave, Detroit, MI 48226.
BEAUTIFUL BRIDAL WITH KEASHA RIGSBY
For over a decade, Keasha Rigsby has passionately supported brides in finding their dream wedding dresses. In 2016, Keasha partnered with Vallery Hyduk to open Beautiful Bridal with Keasha Rigsby, located at 2921 E. Jefferson Ave #4267, Detroit, MI 48207, where they have truly enjoyed being part of Detroit’s comeback years. To book an appointment or shop online, visit the Beautiful Bridal with Keasha Rigsby website HERE.
ERIC’S I’VE BEEN FRAMED
Located at 16527 Livernois Ave, Detroit, MI 48221 and owned by Eric Vaughn, Eric’s I’ve Been Framed understands that choosing art and custom framing is a personal and important experience. The black-owned Detroit business frames everything from christening dresses to hockey pucks or any special memory, memorabilia or beloved heirloom. To learn more or shop, visit the website HERE.
Owned by Tony Stovall and Cliff G. Green, Hot Sam’s is a Detroit Mens Fashion Brand. The founders set out with determination to build a high-quality Detroit style and work their way up the retail ladder, making Hot Sam’s the go-to for men’s fashion in Detroit. The shop offers two brands, Hot Sam’s homage line, priced at a more accessible point created for the “OG” Detroit gentleman and HS, a higher-priced, progressive line for today’s modern man with a focus on the “fit”. This line consists of men’s luxury casual staples, sportswear, jeans, blazers, and suits all highlighting a modern fit. Shop both lines HERE or visit Hot Sam’s at 127 Monroe St, Detroit, MI 48226.
Trish’s Garage is a full-service style station that offers a variety of services, fashion tops, and accessories to choose from. The founder, creative visionary, and head seamstress behind Trish’s Garage is Ebony Rutherford. Ebony’s love for sewing, handmade goods, fashion, and t-shirts have melded together to form one of Detroit’s top up and coming small businesses. Launching Trish’s Garage with the mission to embrace that all body types are beautiful, Ebony provides simple style solutions and enhancements to women without having to buy an entirely new wardrobe. Shop Trish’s Garage online HERE.
Zarkpa’s Purses & Accessories boutique is owned by Tracy Garley, a native of West Africa Liberia, who now resides in Detroit. Zarkpas was founded to educate the world, and Detroiters, about West Africa fashion. The online boutique offers lustrous colors and unique patterns with the goal to make customers feel beautiful inside and out. Shop Zarkpa’s online HERE.
Cremè Brûlée is an upscale, multicultural celebrity beauty salon founded by Katrina Wilson. The unique salon was designed to serve people regardless of their hair texture or ethnicity, where clients can enjoy a celebrity experience in the heart of the city. Book an appointment and learn more about the salon’s eccentric offerings HERE. Located at 6406 Woodward Avenue, Detroit, MI 48202.
SHEARS & SHAVES BARBERSHOP & SPA
Founded by Dawn Sanford, a highly respected individual in the hair care industry, Shears & Shaves offers quality grooming for men and women. Dawn, a talented barber with over 25 years of experience, continues to build a loyal clientele by providing excellence in customer service and showing compassion through her craft. Her mission is to impart wisdom and encourage others to reach deep into their inner core to pull out strength and determination needed to guide them to the next level in spirit and in life. The salon is located at 20202 Livernois Avenue, Detroit MI 48221. Book an appointment HERE.
Looking for more black-owned businesses in Detroit? Click here for additional retail/beauty businesses and here for a list of local black-owned restaurants.