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2017 Gift Guide: Supporting Designers + Makers Of Color

by Rebekah Carey

Today’s gift guide is all about items made by designers and makers of color. Some of these goods also support artisans overseas who create the products and help support fair trade. From skincare to home decor and reading materials, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite gifts this holiday season. Who are your favorite designers and makers of color that you’ll be supporting this year? —Rebekah 

Bolé Road Textiles, Afar Throw-Dusk, $135

Haiti Design Co, Toiletry Case, $28

3 Dot Zine, Issue 1, $20

DorcasCreates, Ewaoluwa Earrings, $24.64

Yemi Awosile, Loko Scarf, $65.27


Aba Love Apothecary, Travel Kit, $54.40

Souk Bohemian, Faatimah Stevens, Bantu Bae Oversized Dress, $70

Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Stone Fruit Planters: Napa Cabbage, $64

Fresh To Def, Sista Friend Pin- “No Chill,” $12.50

the vintage vogue, hallelujah wallpaper, from $5

Whitney J Decor, soft yellow velvet pillow cover, $35

AAKS, Gore Asyi, $279.71

hanahana beauty, Laced Package, $40

Kenesha Sneed, Tactile Matter-Ladies Tote, $30


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