Black-owned restaurants in the Seattle area have seen an outpouring of support in the past week as demonstrations protesting the death of George Floyd highlight systemic racism here and around the country. Though many retailers are currently closed, here are some local Black-owned businesses with online shops you can support right now.
Benita Smith’s shop sources home decor, air plants, handmade jewelry, and stationary from Tacoma and regional makers. Smith also holds frequent fundraisers for local causes, like the Tacoma Adventist Food Bank. Shipping: free on all U.S. orders $50+
Mary Wesley has run her Central District flower shop since 1980—and though the business is known for drawing foot traffic, the site works just as well. Filter by occasion and flower type, or just browse the shop’s designs, and have a custom bouquet sent to your door. Delivery costs vary by neighborhood.
For the past nine years, Jacob Willard has curated antique and mid-century furniture at his Columbia City furniture shop, which has suffered two closures over the past year (one to Covid-19). Willard posts his latest finds on Instagram and Facebook, selling the pristine vintage items to the first bidder. Open for private appointments
At her Queen Anne and West Seattle clothing boutique, Malika Siddiq curates a wide selection of women’s apparel and accessories—from two-piece lounge sets to floral face masks. Switch up your work-from-home uniform with a monthly subscription box and virtual styling appointments, or shop by item on the boutique’s website (where you'll get $10 off your first order). Lika Love will donate 100 percent of this week’s proceeds to the NAACP and ACLU's fight against systemic racism. Shipping: varies by order
Monika Mathews runs this small-batch skincare and aromatherapy boutique in Columbia City with the community in mind: She donates a portion of sales to organizations like Young Queens, a mentorship program that teaches girls of color in King County skills for academic success and mental health awareness. Shipping: flat rate $7.99, option for in-store pick-up
This Madrona studio is the result of a passion project that bridges Valerie Madison's University of Washington degree in environmental science with her love for jewelry. The nature-inspired necklaces, rings, and bracelets, all available online, are hand-crafted in Seattle with materials sourced from Pacific Northwest producers. Shipping: varies with purchase