The toppling of slave trader Edward Colston’s statue in 2020 by protestors in Bristol has proven that public spaces are to be as scrutinised as people in the fight against systemic racism. With private spaces, it should be no different. While we doubt you have any such monuments lurking on your mantlepiece, consciously outfitting your interiors with items from Black-owned home brands is a small act of anti-racism that signifies an investment into Black futures.
After all, home is where the heart is. Make sure yours is in the right place.
La Basketry celebrates Senegalese craftsmanship in all its glory.
All objects available to buy at Zona Baari are designed and made by one woman.
Denniston House specialises in ‘goods that tell a story’.
Linoto offers a very good reason never to leave bed again.
Bonita Ivie Prints is our go-to for bold colour and pattern.
Lichen does thoughtful homewares and coffee.
Endulge sell vintage homewares from their Instagram.
NY-based Claude Home has vintage furniture for sale and incessant interiors inspiration on their Instagram.
Ceramic Meltdown’s Kyle Lee works in technology on Wall Street during the day and practices ceramics at night.
An alumna of both Central Saint Martins and the Parsons School of Design, Élan Byrd seeks to embrace the beauty of imperfection in her homewares.
Isatu Hyde works in-house at Studio Artificer.
Perfumed candles and palo santo are La Botica’s specialities.
Camille at The Wheel is for anyone who wants their ceramics to be as useful as they are visually pleasing.
We had no idea we could get excited about pots until we discovered Ashe Ceramics.
Pontie Wax offers soy wax candles in a variety of scents.
Grey Remedy aims to make our routines as beautiful as possible.
Bespoke Binny’s Natalie Manima is also a CBT therapist.
Lolly Lolly manages to make mugs actually look interesting.
Naked Clay ceramics are handmade in Bedfordshire by Carla Sealey.
An incense burner from Nur Ceramics is on our wishlist for complete calm.
Osa Atoe creates pottery inspired by multiculturalism.
The Lam Label is a treasure trove of vintage ceramics.
Her MFA in Ceramics is abundantly evident in Tracie Hervy’s work.
Aleisha Ellis creates ceramics that are as alluring as they are functional for her brand Utility Objects.
Nicole Crowder is a furniture designer and upholsterer who makes everything she touches - from sofas to meditation pillows - sing.