A Hamilton organization that platforms Black-owned businesses and entrepreneurs has created a special local merch box for Black History Month.
Over the last year, @sheridancollege grad Ashleigh Montague’s (Project Management ’16) BLK OWNED Hamilton has supported over 50 BIPOC-owned businesses, helping them to boost their sales through pop-up markets in the Hamilton, Niagara and Brantford regions.
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— Sheridan Alumni (@sheridanalumni) January 20, 2022
“The BLK OWNED Black History Boxes celebrate the hardworking and often underrepresented black-owned businesses that make up our community,” reads a note on their website.
The boxes are currently on pre-order until February 18th, and the basic box features a BLK History hoodie designed by Aaron Perry, a body butter by Oaesis Within, turmeric soap by Bubbles Lips & Cosmetics, coffee beans by Manchester Coffee, and a Cajun butter sauce by Vzzz’s Caribbean Catering.
For even more local products, the box can be upgraded to include the Self-Love Bundle, with shower bombs by Elle Noire, a candle by The Glowing Carden, and essential oil blends by Make a Moment.
There’s also a Youth Bundle add-on available, including a bath bomb by Khi Khi Blast and a copy of the book ABC Where Are We? Africa! By Traveling Feet Books.
More information on the BLK History Month Box can be found on at blkowned.ca!
Lead image courtesy of BLK Owned Hamilton