10 Hispanic & Latinx/e Brands to Keep on Your Radar This Hispanic Heritage Month
Many Hispanic, Latinx/e brands are inspired by their cultural identities and histories. And with over 60 million Hispanic and Latin Americans living in the U.S, there is definitely much to celebrate. Like many cultures, Latin and Hispanic communities express their heritage through fashion, home goods, food, and beauty. During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we‘re excited to highlight a few Hispanic and Latin-owned businesses that are using their brands to put their cultures’ in the spotlight.
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Founder Lulu Cordero created Bomba Curls after using her native Dominican regime to combat alopecia. After noticing that most hair care brands didn’t offer products that catered to her hair type, she decided to create some herself. According to Cordero, Bomba Curls is meant for women who want to embrace their curls and show off their beauty. Bomba Curls uses premium, organic, products that suit the needs of naturally curly hair. Their best-selling “Dominican Forbidden Oil” moisturizes the scalp, while also promoting length retention and smoother hair.
This five-star Etsy shop is the place to be if you are a home decor fanatic. Vivid Vidal offers several portraits featuring women of color in vibrant light. Currently, creator Stephanie Vidal has 14 paintings in her Etsy store with over 600 sales. The paintings are handmade, colorful, and bold, and will be a perfect addition to any home.
No home is complete without the warm glow of candles. If you want Latin cultural-inspired candles like “Entre Mariposas,” “Mi Casita,” and the comically-named “Vapo Candle,” Oh Comadre Candles is definitely the place for you. Creator Marcella Gomez even sells candles for the fall season like “Pumpkin Pie” and “The Spooky House.” Each organic soy wax candle is individually hand-poured, which gives Oh Comadre Candles a more personable touch.
After moving from New York to California, Christina Ramos and Nu Goteh realized that it was difficult to find furniture that wasn’t expensive and opted out of finding home items the traditional way. They resorted to flea markets and Craigslist, which led to them starting Mandana Blvd. While still working their full-time jobs, the couple created this collection brand that houses vintage decor and furniture. So far, they only have vintage and contemporary pieces on their website, making their collection truly one-of-a-kind.
Chuza brings the spice to sweet treats. Chuza owner Danny Schwarz uses authentic spices from Mexico and pairs them with fruits like pineapple and strawberry to make the perfect combination of sweet and spicy. There’s even a Chuza branded chili seasoning, which sources its spices from Northern Mexico.
The Los-Angeles based company houses custom and authentic jewelry that definitely gives off “Baddie energy”. Their jewelry line ranges from delicate necklaces to chunky, “Chola,” hoop earrings. They even have custom jewelry like name-engraved anklets. Most Honey B. Gold products are homemade and handpicked, and each unique piece is a true show-stopper.
This Afro-Latina and Dominican-owned business has introduced vibrancy and innovation to the beauty industry. Sisters Mabel and Shaira Frías brought decades of fashion, makeup, and marketing experience to Luna Magic, which eventually led them to Shark Tank, Target, and Walmart. Their best-selling products include lashes, eyeshadows, and mascara.
Christie Besu, a registered nurse and a certified sports nutritionist has created a protein-packed, low-carb brownie that will satisfy your late-night cravings. Besu shares her solution for dessert carvings after creating this healthier alternative. The Eat Me Guilt Free website also has a recipe section catered towards making sweet and savory dishes that are packed with protein.
In the spiritual realm, black represents absorbing negativity and bringing new beginnings. Vela Negra used this idea and created black soy wax candles to provide these positive energies into your home. Founded by Aisha Cort, this vegan candle brand uses fragrances that pay homage to different Latin and Hispanic cultures, like cinnamon, clove, and sugarcane.
Bianca Kathryn grew up in Detroit, where there was very little Latin representation. She spent most of her life feeling alienated and as if she was not Latina enough, even though she strongly identified with it. After traveling through Latin and Central America and educating herself on the Afro-Latin diaspora, she finally started to see herself. From that experience, Yo Soy AfroLatina was born. This lifestyle brand commemorates the cultures and beauties of the Black and Latinx/e community. They have different collections of T-shirts, hats, and children’s attire. Instead of having to travel across the world to find yourself, Kathryn has made it her mission to make you feel empowered in your own home.
From fashion to furniture, these Hispanic and Latinx/e businesses are truly one-of-a-kind. And while Hispanic Heritage Month only lasts 30 days, we’re proud to celebrate these special brands all year long.
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