Over the weekend, demonstrations were held across the nation protesting the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers. They were a call to action, a plea to change systemic racism that pervades all facets of society. The strife seen all over television screens and social media had many, if not all, reeling from the cries for justice—more so for our Black coworkers and colleagues. Indeed, during this time, it can be difficult to know how to help or use your voice.
Aurora James, founder of Brother Vellies, offered guidance. On Instagram, she shared a post with the title card, “Ok, here is one thing you can do for us.” She went on to ask her followers to support Black-owned businesses, relaying, “So many of your businesses are built on Black spending power. So many of your stores are set up in Black communities. So many of your posts seen on Black feeds. This is the least you can do for us. We represent 15% of the population and we need to represent 15% of your shelf space.”
Now, we’re providing you with a place to start. Below, shop the chicest products from Black-owned and -designed labels.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s BAZAAR US.