Thank you for supporting Black-owned businesses at the 2022 Black Beauty Festival: A Legacy of Pride!
Amoz of Art
Amoz Ben Wright is an artist based in Chicago. He has created illustrations for NBC Sports, as well as having his artwork televised on hit show “The Chi”. Amoz’s vision is to create art that inspires people to be all-stars doing what they love. Through God’s grace, he hopes to spread light.
beelove, North Lawndale Employment Network – Sweet Beginnings, LLC
Sweet Beginnings, the social enterprise of North Lawndale Employment Network, was created to serve formerly incarcerated individuals by providing them with an opportunity to establish a work history through transitional employment. Sweet Beginnings introduces its transitional team to beekeeping and teaches marketable job skills through the end-to-end production of its honey and honey-infused skincare line, known as beelove®.
BigGurlz BBQ Catering
BigGurlz BBQ Catering is a pop-up restaurant; we pop up everywhere, we do catering, corporate, schools, churches and big picnics. The founder Denise Newson has been cooking since she was in high school in her favorite class home economics – it’s been her passion for cooking with over 30 years of working in commercial kitchen.
Dressed 2 The Tee Apparel & Accessories
At Dressed 2 The Tee we believe in the self-expressive and branding powering of the T-shirt, accented by stylish and fashionable accessories to create a complete look.
Dr. Herbal’s Organic & Vegan Hair Care
Hair loss can be devastating, as Owner and CEO Sharon Osinaike learned all too well. She created products that regrew her hair and she still maintains it today. The owner is sharing her story through her handmade mineral and herbal rich products for men, women and children seeking positive outcomes for their hair and skin journey.
Fad2Fresh is a Vintage Clothing and Memorabilia Boutique. Over the years we’ve collected some of the coolest sports, movie, TV show, and music memorabilia from the ’80s-’00s. We specialize in personal styling and unique finds for the collectors in your life. Let us bring our collection to you and your friends today!
Gill Family Jewels
Independent Consultant, Paparazzi Accessories
Gill Family Jewels has been in operation for 4 and a half years as a small home based business. We sell at home parties, garage sales, church and neighborhood events and on Facebook and face to face individual sales. We also donate jewelry for raffles, small business events and promotions and to make people smile.
Indelible Bliss Candle & Soap
Indelible Bliss is a black owned company. Looking at the racial disparities along with the lost people faced during the Covid pandemic, I sought to create candles that carried a message to help whomever that uses them to heal, be motivated and have a positive outlook on life! Thus, Indelible Bliss was born!
Luv That Scrub
Luv That Scrub was inspired and created through family tradition. We launched in 2014 in Bolingbrook, with a devotion to creating the highest quality All Natural & Organic Skin Care Products. Luv That Scrub prides itself on being a brand that provides Inner and Outer Beauty.
Magpie Molly Artisan Bakery
Magpie Molly Artisan Bakery is a made to order bakery specializing in small cakes, macarons and cupcakes. Our top priority is creating desserts that are beautiful and delicious using fresh quality ingredients. We assure you everything we make looks as good as it tastes!
Model Esteem LLC is a model development, promotional modeling and brand ambassador organization geared towards educating youth and adults about the modeling/entertainment industry, while building self esteem through creative arts. Model Esteem LLC also provides creative brand awareness solutions for companies looking to expand their market base by use of our trained talent and promotional marketing opportunities.
philosofher: The Life of•The Love of•Her
philosofher is a collection of gifts, apparel, stationery, novelties, and such, curated to celebrate the life of, the love of, creatives and women. Embracing the laissez-faire and soul-snatching energy of New Orleans and the brazen, charming spirit of Chicago, philosofher is what happens when the creativity of two cities collide and merge…Simply, lagniappe.
Suuri Design is a family owned and operated lifestyle brand, we specialize in handcrafted jewelry with quality in mind along with body products and candles that’s made with plant based oils and butters, essential oils and phthalate-free fragrance oils. Our products are free of dyes, parabens, sulfates, synthetic preservatives and palm-free. Our mission is to empower our customers to make the right choice with the right information in order to enact change within our industry.
The Studio of Juniper Jones
Juniper Jones is an interdisciplinary fine artist and writer from Detroit, Michigan. Juniper integrates oil, ink, acrylic, and pastels into their expressive style of painting. Often described as an extension of their own fluidity, Jones’ work is an autobiographical approach to studying their identity at the intersecting backdrops of body awareness, spirituality, and self advocacy.