Back to school shopping is fun for both parents and children. Our children are excited to find fun and inspiring school supplies, backpacks, clothes, and shoes that allow them to be expressive, and accessories that make them stand out in a crowd. Wouldn’t it be exciting if you could find all those things for your child while supporting a B.O.B. (black owned business) ? Check out these five businesses you can support while completing your back to school shopping:
1. Africa on my Back Backpack
Africa on my back is exactly that. A backpack with beautiful, vibrant African patterns made in Ghana! But Africa on my Back is not your typical backpack. Why you might ask? These backpacks are like none other because each backpack sold supports study abroad opportunities for young black men while simultaneously helping to grow small businesses and creating jobs in Ghana, West Africa. These backpacks are available in several different African patterns. Click below to find out which one works best for you.
2. Urban Intellectuals’ Black History Flash Cards
Urban Intellectuals’ Black History Flash Cards are a must have this school year. What better way for your child to learn their history throughout the school year. Choose one new African American hero each month, each week or even each day! Our history is rich. Our ancestors have contributor so much to America, it’s time for our children to learn more about those valuable contributions. You can also get your child the new Black History Entrepreneurs Coloring book.
3. I Love my Hair & I Love my Skin Children’s Books
I Love My Hair and I Love My Skin are children’s books that will help your children appreciate the diversity of their hair and skin. It’s up to us as parents to teach our child to love every aspect of themselves. Build your child’s confidence through literacy with these books. The colorful and fun illustrations will keep your child captivated and engaged. Start young! I Love my Hair and I Love my Skin are perfect for children ages 4 to 8.
4. Gabby Bows
Most of us cannot forget the amazing 7 year-old, now 11, Gabby Goodwin who created the most amazing barrettes ever. If you’re tired of your daughter coming home with missing barrettes and being forced to buy new ones every other week Gabby Bows are what you’ve been waiting for. I have 2 daughters and surprisingly they have not managed to loss any Gabby Bows not even my youngest who is constantly playing in her hair. The double face, double snap barrettes are a most have this school year. You won’t have to worry about buying barrettes throughout school year after you purchase your Gabby Bows.
Are you struggling to find cute barrettes for your little girls’ locs, Twists or Braids? Cute hair beads and accessories are pretty much a rite of passage for all curly haired girls. Every girl deserves to feel beautiful and adored regardless of her texture. Sugar Snaps are uniquely crafted clip barrettes made especially for girls with locs and twists. It is the perfect hair accessory to complete any look. Sugar Snaps are the perfect way for your daughter to feel confident about her hair and about herself. And seeing the glowing smile on her face when she looks in the mirror is how you’ll know you’ve given her that. It’s a win-win.