The Black History Month kicked off this October here are at Untapped FR are excited and feel privileged to feature some of the amazing black female entrepreneurs and black women-led businesses across the UK who are an inspirational to all of us.
1. Monique Thomas, founder of a jewellery brand Be The Other
Be The Other is a handcrafted jewellery label by British designer, Monique Thomas who after a personal need to source jewellery with diversity was inspired to design her own collection. She wanted to ensure that each piece was designed to be a work of art, celebrating creativity, aligning with one’s personal style and express original, imaginative possibilities with flair.
2. Yvonne Asare, Owner of YAA YAA LONDON
Founded in 2017 by former Legal PA and stylist Yvonne Asare, the jewellery brand YAA YAA, dubbed the best kept secret in the jewellery industry, has gone from strength-to-strength since its launch and is now stocked in some of this country’s best independent fashion boutiques and concept stores as well as online via ASOS Marketplace.
3. Sisters Adeola and Jane, Creators of Cultureville
Cultureville is an award winning sustainable fashion brand created by two sisters with a passion to add gorgeous African print pieces to your wardrobe! Featured on Hello Magazine, Stylist Magazine, BBC One, ITV, Channel 4, Manchester’s Finest & More!
4. Anita Frost, Founder of Green Bean Collection
Anita Frost is the author of the Green Bean Collection and is the founder of Green Bean Studios which is home to the books and toys featured within the collection, which won the 2020 UK Enterprise Award for Best Children’s Toys and Books retailer. Green Bean Collection is a Manchester based brand which inspires a love of outdoor adventures, education and embracing precious moments with your children from an early age.
5. Salem Wynter, founder of ROOT2TiP
ROOT2TiP is London’s best-selling Vegan and Natural Afro and Curly hair care range. We create premium nature-led solutions for ALL hair textures.
6. Serlina Boyd, founder and publishing director at Cocoa Publishing
Cocoa is the UK’s first black children’s magazines (Cocoa Girl and Cocoa Boy). These magazines were driven by Serlina’s desire to build her 6-year old daughter’s confidence after she experienced bullying at school because of the colour of her skin.
7. Chantelle Lunt, founder of The Little Green Juice Box
The Little Green Juice Box is a mobile Juice and Smoothie Bar which specialises in slow pressed juices, smoothies, hot drinks, and healthy snacks.
8. Danielle Antoinette Bowman, founder of Found By Few
Found By Few is a specialist design and product recruitment partner with a focus on building diverse and inclusive teams. We are a mission-led agency that champions the business case for DEI and connects talented people to great employers.
9. Oriana Gowie, founder and CEO of Tuntimo
Tuntimo is an edu-tech Black history, diversity and confidence-building platform for children aged 5-11 years old. Experienced in designing and building innovative software solutions.
10. Delight Mapasure, founder of K’s Wors
K’s Wors is a multi-award winning South African sausages. They offer Countrystyle Boerewors, Chilli Boerewors, Chilli and Garlic Boerewors and Chakalaka Sausage.
Join us in celebrating the Black History Month and supporting these amazing female entrepreneurs and their brands. Make sure you visit their websites to learn more about their businesses and to support them, follow them on their socials and remember to share this link within your networks.