12 Black-Owned Vegan Businesses to Support
You can use your power as a consumer to choose products that are vegan and animal test–free, and you can leverage that power to help close the racial wealth gap by buying from Black-owned businesses.
All the brands featured here are Black-owned and vegan and on animals – what’s not to love?
When it first started, Axiology’s goal was to create the most ethical lipstick on the planet, with vegan ingredients, no animal testing, and eco-friendly packaging – and it’s now doing just that, producing make-up that’s 100% kind to animals and the planet!
Dominee’s Doughnuts delivers UK-wide, meaning you can get these homemade baked vegan doughnuts rolled out to your front door in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. A warning for anyone with a serious sweet tooth: refraining from ordering everything on the website will be a difficult task.
AJ Nails Collection
Giving yourself to a home manicure is a great way to practise self-care, and AJ Nails Collection is ideal for treating yourself.
The independent nail polish brand is cruelty-free, and all its products are handcrafted in London.
Jane Carter Solution
Hair care is essential, and Jane Carter Solution gets it. The cruelty-free brand has a product that’s right for every type of curly, coiled, or wavy hair.
The statement brand behind the recognisable “VGANG” T-shirts and hoodies proves clothes are a great way to promote a cruelty-free lifestyle.
The company states that it cares about workers’ rights, working only with manufacturers that offer a fair wage and guarantee that no forced or child labour is involved in the making of its collections.
A gem located in the heart of Peckham, south-east London, Deserted Cactus offers homemade vegan food that’s full of flavour. The cosy spot doesn’t have a set menu but usually boasts goodies such as vegan mac and cheese and southern-fried jackfruit.
Patty by Nature
This vegan catering company usually makes the rounds of UK festivals and markets, but you can still enjoy its Jamaican-inspired delights via home delivery through Instagram. We recommend – a red lentil coconut curry patty.
Trap Vegan is the first-ever urban clothing brand seeking to encourage mindfulness, compassion, and freedom for both animals and humans.
Sancho’s vegan clothing items are ethically made and sustainably sourced. You can find long-lasting pieces such as the recycled Hariette Jacket – made from 100% recycled PET bottles – and the bamboo and corn waste Roland V3 Trainers, available online or on Fore Street, Exeter.
Island Love Gourmet
Island Love Gourmet delivers bake-at-home pizzas throughout the UK made with noni, yucca, moringa, and other ingredients that give them a distinctive Caribbean flair. Other delights, including nut-free scotch bonnet vegan cheddar and plantain ketchup with no added sugar, are also available.
Many of us are spending more time than ever indoors, and little touches that add something special to the space we spend our day-to-day in make a big difference.
Cue bee-friendly K&R London candles, a great way to brighten up your home. You can choose from a large variety of scents, such as Rhubarb & Ginger and – our favourite – Bundle of Joy, made with lavender, ylang-ylang, geranium, and sweet orange.
From lime-glazed and cinnamon-sugared to raspberry-glazed and gooey marshmallow s’mores, Borough 22 has delicious gluten-free doughnuts to satisfy any craving. Order them online and get them delivered – it’s the perfect way to treat yourself to something special while staying in.
Why not support Black-owned vegan restaurants? Vegan cuisine is a long-established tradition in Black communities around the world. And awareness of animal suffering, human health, and the environment is inspiring a new generation of Black-owned restaurants to bring vegan food to the masses – exploring a world of flavour!