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.
Since 2014, Karl Hackett has curated and restored vintage furniture for sale at his Hillman City furniture shop. Why scour the internet for impeccable mid-century style when you can have the real thing? 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
With a University of Washington degree in environmental science, Valerie Madison makes jewelry that’s both art and science: Her nature-inspired necklaces, engagement rings, and bracelets are made in Seattle with recycled metals and ethically sourced gemstones. Shipping: varies with purchase
Updated November 17, 2020 to reflect that Karl Hackett is the owner of Jacob Willard Home, which opened in 2014.