Small diverse-owned businesses are the backbone of our communities and have been disproportionally affected by the pandemic and an unstable economy. Comcast is a proud supporter of small businesses owned by women and people of color. Through Comcast RISE, which stands for Representation, Investment, Strength, and Empowerment, more than 9,500 recipients from 704 cities across 37 states have been able to benefit from the program and receive support for a variety of their business needs. Over 600 of those businesses are from Northern California. Comcast RISE was formed in late 2020 to give small businesses owned by people of color the grants needed to not just survive but thrive.
This Cyber Monday, you can still support small businesses and get great deals. Here’s our shopping guide to help you out this holiday season.
Teas With Meaning
Looking for something to keep you cozy and warm this winter? Teas With Meaning has you covered!
Based in Oakland, CA, Teas With Meaning (TWM) is an organic loose leaf and tea-infused products black and woman-owned company where “Magic is the main ingredient.” The magic of TWM teas is that they have multiple uses outside of an organic, fresh cup of tea to sip. TWM’s tea leaves can be utilized to reimagine and enhance baths and yoni steams or added to your favorite yogurt or plant compost.
TWM is dedicated to promoting wellness, healing, and self-care through simple remedies and moments spent with your brew of choice. TWM also sells handcrafted ceramic mugs, tea-infused chocolates, tea-infused custom candles, wood-burn coasters, and more; as partnerships and collaborations with other women and/or black-owned small businesses.
Shop the Teas With Meaning website here.
Want something extra to spruce up your style for the holidays? Candid Art has a variety of jewelry, clothing, and art prints for you to level up your closet and home décor!
Inspired by the modern African Diaspora and cosmic geometry, Candid Art is a black and woman-owned artisanal jewelry, home décor, and kids lifestyle brand. Each jewelry piece is handcrafted and curated to “compliment the fearless fashion enthusiast who desires to make a statement without saying a word.” Candid Art promotes self-expression, individuality, and sustainability through their custom abstract designs and ethically sourced materials, using quilting as a way of storytelling designed to be passed down from generation to generation.
Shop Candid Art here.
Scent & Fire Candle Company
Make your space feel extra merry and bright by setting the mood with Scent & Fire Candle Company!
Born in Fresno, CA, Scent & Fire is a black and woman-owned eco-luxury scented candles company made from domestically sourced raw and recycled materials. Scent & Fire leverages technology to enhance aromatic experiences through curated music playlists and online community building. With the rise of mental health issues, their products are designed to destress environments and promote self-care for mental wellness. All their candles are pure soy wax with premium, phthalate-free essential and fragrance oils, and hand-poured into beautiful, reusable glass jars to help you “Beautify Your Environment.”
Shop Scent & Fire Candle Company here.
To explore and browse more businesses to support this Cyber Monday, visit our California RISE Business Directory.