5 Black Owned Businesses to Support in Philly
Philadelphia takes pride in being rich in culture and diversity in all aspects. Whether it’s the different genre music scene, a variety of eateries for foodies to dive into or the huge selection of small owned businesses locals and visitors get to support on a daily basis. We here at Bloc are excited to bring awareness to some of our favorite locally owned businesses to make your life easier when it comes to investing into your community as a consumer.
First round selection here are five of our favorite Black-owned businesses. Shopping at Black owned businesses is a great way to be an ally to local Black communities and support business owners that are typically overlooked and turned down by financial institutions compared to other races. We promise to keep an on-going list here at Bloc, but for now, whether you’re looking for some beauty products, good reads or adorable baby accessories, keep reading for more information about these incredible businesses!
“We wanted to create a beauty supply store that women actually looked forward to visiting. A beautiful space that is inviting, with knowledgeable staff and products that cater to every aspect of your wash-day routine. We believe that you should leave your beauty stores inspired, not frustrated.
When you visit, our team can guide you through the product selection process or simply point you in the right direction. You have the right to shop for your hair products without being rushed or followed. Our space is your sanctuary so please stay a while.”
“Uncle Bobbie's Coffee & Books is a Coffee Shop and Bookstore located in the heart of the Germantown section of Philadelphia. Founded by Marc Lamont Hill in 2017, Uncle Bobbie's was created to provide underserved communities with access to books and a space where everyone feels valued. In addition to our specially curated book selection, we also serve high quality coffee, food products, and more, including apparel and children's games. We are also a community space that holds free author talks, workshops, and other events, including weekly story time for kids and back to school drives.”
The Sable Collective was started because there was a need. There were little to no retail spaces in Philadelphia where dope, unique products could be found that reflected the cultural references and experiences of Black women and WOC.
Excited to create a space where the rush of discovery was coupled with the warmth of familiarity, The Sable Collective was born.
Fueled by creativity and connected in community, The Sable Collective is comprised of Black and marginalized communities of artisans and entrepreneurs sharing their life's work with all.
At BASE BUTTER, we’re on a quest to redefine the perception of beauty and its impact on our relationship with our skin. We believe that when you put your best face forward it is the one you love and care for despite its imperfections.
Our mission is to help make skincare easy. We do this through our easy to understand products, simple to follow routines, and expert information that can be easily applied. The products we make are designed to nourish and protect your skin, to help you feel protected and comfortable in your skin—now that’s beautiful.
Established in 2014 by Tina Dixon Spence as an e-commerce business, Buddha Babe is a Philadelphia-based luxury design studio focusing on accessories for babies, toddlers and the home. The Buddha Babe boutique and workshop opened to the public on Small Business Saturday in 2020.
Envisioned as a true maker’s workshop, the new 1,600 square foot Buddha Babe location offers a retail boutique, group-sewing classes, private kids parties, community events and fashion and lifestyle collaborations. Buddha Babe is a line of bibs, blankets, clothing, and other accessories in stylish patterns and colors for babies and toddlers. All Buddha Babe products are designed and crafted in Philadelphia with the most discerning clients in mind. Droolers demand safe, effective and stylish options to control the inevitable, and people of all ages desire cozy coverings that add to a homes’ décor while providing security and warmth.