We're celebrating Juneteenth this year with an introduction of some of our favorite Black-owned brands. We love these, especially, because they're full of vivid color and pattern. These artists, makers, and lawyers-turned-business-owners know their way around a color wheel, and they know how to harness the power of color to bring joy, to heal, and to connect.

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   R-Ki-Tekt                       

Kel Cadet-Lyons believes that "a life filled with color, pattern, and texture is a life well-lived" and believes color has the ability to heal. We couldn't agree more. She draws on elements from the West Indian and African diaspora to create richly colored and patterned personal and home accessories. SHOP R-KI-TEKT. 

Kel Cadet Lyon in her studiophoto courtesy R-Ki-Tekt

little hand-painted pouches-credit card sizedphoto courtesy R-Ki-Tekt

 

 

  K'Apostrophe                    

Artist K'era Morgan's work "is a reflection of her mood, with color and brushstrokes and mark-making heavily representing the essence of a feeling, emotion or thought in the exact moment." She creates original artworks for sale, and translates some of those into beautiful textiles for the home. SHOP K'APOSTROPHE

a close-up of a hand holding a painting on paper--in vivid reds and pinks and aqua bluesphoto courtesy K'Apostrophe

hands holding a piece of art on paper, hovering over a blanket decorated with the same designphoto courtesy K'Apostrophe

 

   Otherly                          

Julia Bond of Otherly uses color metaphorically in her work, as a way to explore the vastness of the Black experience. Creating items that are one-of-a-kind, she challenges the idea of Blackness as monolithic. She says, "Every black experience is a black experience". SHOP OTHERLY.

 Julia Bondphoto courtesy Otherly

a group of people, leaning on each other, in brightly colored clothing, some screenprinted with "black black black black"photo courtesy Otherly

a close up of a brightly colored earring made of acyrlic. shown on the ear of a person with pastel pink hairphoto courtesy Otherly

 

 

    Candid Art                       

Candice Cox says orange is her color because it brings JOY! We agree! It pops up in her branding, in her space, and on her. We're obsessed with her blue tassel Lola Earrings because, of course, they create some fantastic ZING with complementary orange. SHOP CANDID ART.

 Candice Cox, wearing a dark orange shirt and bright blue earringsphoto courtesy Candid Art

a mural painted on the wall, in oranges and peachesphoto courtesy Candid Art

looking down onto a grouping of objects: a quilt with orange designs on it, and orange cushion, a little piece of artwork with oranges and bluesphoto courtesy Candid Art

 

  Unwrp                           

Ashley London Fouyolle says her brand is "where all my favorite things combined--art, fashion and vibrant colors". She partners with artists and designers from around the world to create luxury wrapping papers and re-usable fabric wraps that make a bold statement. SHOP UNWRP.

Ashley Fouyolle, standing in front of a wall with her wrapping papers and artworks pinned upphoto courtesy Unwrp and West Elm

a stack of two presents, wrapped in vivid fabric in pinks and teals and browns and yellows

  Obsidiopolis                      

For graphic artist Janell Langford, representing Black women and girls is very important. Having spent the majority of her adult life in white spaces, representation of Black women in media has been noticeably absent. Janell says the name of her brand "comes from the word Obsidian, which is a protective stone that shields against negativity and also is a truth-enhancer. Black women and girls need to be encouraged to stand in their truth even when the world is not ready to listen". SHOP OBSIDIOPOLIS.

Janell Langford, standing in her art studio in a bold yellow jumpsuitphoto courtesy Obsidiopolis

a print that depicts a black girl, symmetrically repeated, back to back. The colors are bold with gold in the background, the girl wearing an orange shirt, and her lips are bright blue

 

  Estelle                          

Estelle Colored Glass was born out of nostalgia for owner Stephanie Hall's colored-glass-hunting trips in small South Carolina towns with her grandmother, Estelle. Hall decided to give colored glass an update, creating minimal, elegant styles that work with all kinds of decor.

Available in store only. Contact us at info@woonwinkelhome.com to purchase.

looking down onto various colors of colored-glass stemless wine glassesphoto courtesy Estelle Colored Glass

 

 

  Folkus                                 

Folkus is highly sustainable gift wrap "inspired by the Black aesthetic and experience." Each double-sided wrap has a name with a story to tell. Ola, for example, "is a mood, and that mood is celebration, especially the sonic sounds and vibes of Black Folk. Ola or rather O-la is a common suffix uttered by Black folks in our jubilation especially in song -- Hip Hop, Gogo, Samba, Mergenue." Other wraps include names like Khadijah/Zakiyah and Malcolm/Betty. SHOP FOLKUS.

 looking down onto two wrapped presents. One is bold acidic yellow, the other is black with pink, teal, yellow and white abstract shapes

  House Dogge                     

House Dogge's perfectly edited line comes from owner Angela Medlin's years of collection-building experience in the apparel design industry. She designed for companies like Levi's, Nike, and Adidas, and Eddie Bauer before launching the House Dogge brand and the FAAS Design Collab, a "learn while doing" apparel design program created, in part, "to close the gap between under-represented creatives and the footwear/apparel industry." SHOP HOUSE DOGGE.

 Angela Medlinphoto courtesy Schoolhouse.com

looking down onto a collection of orange, yellow and grey leashes, dog tug toys, dog hoodies and kerchiefsphoto courtesy House Dogge

 

 

   Ekua                            

Sara Ekua Todd's "functional clay ware exhibits a reverence for shape and surface — and is often bursting with juicy color." Todd says "her taste comes from her multi-ethnic upbringing. Having grown up in an artistic household, she discovered the importance of individuality. Living and studying in Antwerp gave her a very keen sense of style that translates into all the objects she produces." SHOP EKUA.

 Sara Ekua Toddphoto courtesy Ekua

a stack of mugs in yellow, blue and pinkphoto courtesy Ekua

 

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