In light of the movement to amplify black voices and in response to my recent share, I’ve been encouraged by our community to highlight Black-owned businesses in Kingston and the surrounding area. My long-term goal is to extend this list to include businesses owned by Indigenous and People of Colour in our community but we are going to start here. This is an opportunity to support the movement, locally. Thank you to those who contributed to the working list on my Instagram and Facebook page. This is a working list, if I’ve missed one (or a few), please include in the comments.
@sallysrotishop – https://sallysrotishop.wixsite.com/home – 573 Princess Street (I’ve written about my love for them)
@jerkebago – https://jerkebago.ca – located in the PEC – I say it counts! @munchyguru – Caribbean and vegan catering.
Aunty Caribbean Grocery/Beauty Supply – Caribbean grocery items that you can’t find at a regular grocery store plus frozen proteins from the butcher like Oxtail.
@dreadydrecooks – Southern and Caribbean cooking
@bmdodo – http://www.bmdodo.com – Graphic design and branding.
@wordcountcreative – https://wordcountcreative.com – Content creation agency
Chris Nelson – http://www.reicohomes.com/
Dwayne Dynamic Construction – home renovations like bathroom upgrades, flooring, built-in shelving and more.
@colouredproudly– www.colouredproudly.com – Black Lives Matter apparel- located in Napanee
Kingston Shoe Repair – http://www.kingstonshoerepair.com – Shoe Repair-located downtown
@ww.apparel – Woodlin and Woodley apparel, newly founded clothing company
@chermere_downtown/ @chermerewest – https://cher-mere.ca – a variety of natural, science based hair, body and skincare products.
@blendtopawwfection – make up artist and hair stylist
Trendsetter Hair Clinic (Paulette) – https://www.trendsetterhairclinic.com – Hairdresser – located downtown
@ogini_barbershop – Barbershop – located downtown
@mk.braids – Hair Braiding – Box braids and other protective styling. Mary braids in Kingston and her daughter, Jennifer, braids in Ottawa.
Aunty Carribean Grocer/Beauty Supply – Yes, I listed them in food, I also buy my braiding hair and castor oil here!
@aromaissoaps – Plant based, cruelty free products. Scented with essential oils & colored with clays and herbs
@afiyabeauty – holistic skincare artisans that make cruelty-free, natural products
@arootsnaturaltherapies – Effective, natural treatment for dry, itchy scalp.
@Ucosmetic_Kingston – cosmetic, medical, vein and aesthetic treatments,
@bowenfineart – https://www.bowenfineart.com – Painter
@cottoncarrie – https://barnett-knits.com – Felted clothing, wearable art
@chaka_chikodzi – https://chakachikodzi.com – stone sculpture
@elevationmusicstudio – http://www.elevationmusicstudio.com/ – Recording studio
Keaton – Musician
@bsd_tothebone – blackwellsounddesign.bandcamp.com – Sound design/Music production
@dreadydre – Musical artist
@dbladjs – https://dbladjs.ca – Wedding and Event DJ –
@chellebooshaa – Muralist
@yikestheatreco – theatre company
@kyraminipopkid – Mini pop kid, singer, dancer, actor
@chermere_downtown/ @chermerewest – https://cher-mere.ca – Day spa
@opheliarigault – https://www.vopheliarigault.com – Grief educator/yoga teacher
@jdphysioclinics – https://www.jdphysiotherapy.ca – Physiotherapy clinic
E.L. Adams Psychological and Counselling Services – Counsellor
@BPassTravel – https://bpt.centreholidays.com/ – Travel agency
@rebellefitygk – https://www.rebellefitygk.com – Personal Training and Life coach
@bbodiesygk – https://bbodiesygk.com – Personal Training and Online Fitness
@visionaryfitness4u – Personal Training
@skeletonparkcreations – Polymer clay earrings
Many businesses have self-identified/agreed in post. If you don’t wish to be included or have changed your mind, please contact me and I will remove your name. Thanks!
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