Black History Month: 14 Businesses Owned by Black Moms
By Lindsey Goins
Posted on December 1, 2015
Shop Blake Ruby: This mom has started a craze and her tees are now all the rage for both boys and girls! Every time my kids wear them people are dying to know where they came from. She will customize them to any team, city, characters etc. making for a perfect gift for that special little one.
LuckyLo Designs: This Chicago-area based mom certainly makes something special for your little ones. Her shoes are handpainted and customized to your child. She also makes bags, storage containers and more for your little ones.
The Pine Torch: These shirts, onesies and tees are among our faves. She even has some incredible Chicago-based designs that are perfect for your Windy City Little. These are not your normal onesies and are perfect for that new mom or baby on your holiday list.
Psychobaby: Two Chicago moms started this store ten years ago known for their crazy kids custom shop. But they now have a ton of adult gear to choose from. From custom home items (Mugs,cutting boards and napkins), to aprons,tote bags and even maternity tees, these customized items can be ready on the same day for pick up and are perfect for ANYONE on your shopping list!
Baby Jack Blankets: Midwestern based mom Kelley, started making these sensory blankets when her oldest son Jack was born. They have now become fan favorites all over the country and have a giant following. This is the perfect item for any baby on your list this holiday season! They can be found online and also at Galt Baby and New Mother New Baby.
Baby Mantra Bundle of Joy: Created by a Chicago-based mom and her sister, these products are natural and safe for both mom and baby. With a variety of products to choose from, this is a great stocking stuffer or item to add to your list for a new mom or even a baby. Their mom will thank you later!
Mac + Mia:For mom and dad there are SO Many style boxes to choose from, but what about kids? Chicago-based Marie Tillman created Mac + Mia just for your littles. Go online, create a style profile and they will send you a box of clothing. Keep and pay for what you like and send the rest back. A gift card is the PERFECT gift for a little kid this holiday season to allow them to pick out their own clothing!
MegMade(we have to show pictures, but I think that this is an awesome splurge from a local mom to show.): Chicago-based Megmade is one of our favorite local mommade brands. Like many mom entrepreneurs she started her company fulfilling a need of her own. She painted and refinished a dresser for her son’s changing table. To the delight of friends and relatives…they wanted refinished furniture too. In just under a couple years Meg and her husband Joe have sold THOUSANDS of pieces and now have an incredible showroom on the Northwest Side of the city. If you are looking for anything incredible special for someone this holiday season, this is a great place to start!