In honor of Black History Month and ongoing discussions about racial inequality in the United States, we’ve compiled a list of Black owned businesses along the Front Range and online – with a focus on activities and products for families and children.
Angie’s Vegan Cakes, Denver
Angie’s cakes are not just vegan, they’re drool worthy. Customers rave about her delicious cakes for birthday parties, weddings, baby showers, and other family occasions. Treat your family to one of Angie’s fancy confections by ordering for pickup in Denver.
‘Dassah Good Cookie!, Colorado Springs and online
Owner Hadassah Pearl Nix bakes up some seriously impressive decorated cookies, customized for your special occasion. Nix is based out of Colorado Springs, but you can order custom cookies or cookie bouquets online for shipping or pickup.
Colorful Scense, Fountain (online ordering only)
Indulge the whole family by keeping one of Colorful Scense’s natural soaps with soothing scents in your bathroom. Scents include lavender, lemon poppy, and oatmilk. Their trendy charcoal soap bar makes a unique gift.
Backyard Tap, Loveland
Loveland’s Backyard Tap was created with community in mind. Backyard Tap is an indoor/outdoor hangout space with covered tables, open seating, picnic tables, and a fire pit. Inspired by neighborhood gatherings, Backyard Tap provides the beer and wine and invites local food trucks to share their goodies with all who stop by.
The bar is currently offering pizza, beer, merchandise, and gift cards to go or for local delivery. Stop by with the whole family post-COVID for tasty snacks for kids and social time for parents.
Bonding to the Beat, Denver and virtual
Denver-based Bonding to the Beat aims to enrich the lives of children with music and movement. Exposure to music at an early age promotes listening, cognition, memory, reading, gross motor skills, and imagination.
Bonding to the Beat offers both in-facility and traveling music classes at local childcare facilities. Look for the facility’s reopening of in-person classes when guidelines allow, and in the meantime, contact Bonding to the Beat for virtual family music classes.
Becoming Maternity, Denver and online
Founder Monique McCoy was inspired to start her comfortable, environmentally conscious maternity clothing line after she struggled to find affordable, fashionable maternity clothes during her own pregnancy. McCoy’s wares were originally offered through her Denver-based fashion truck, but she has since expanded her business to include an online shop with 5-piece “bump bundle” boxes of maternity staples.
MATTER, headquartered in Denver with online shopping
The Shop at MATTER offers a curated selection of modern, unique games and art supplies for children and adults. Products include puzzles, card and board games, art kits, books, and coloring sets. Find your next family activity or game night here with shipping nationwide.
Tutu Beautiful Bundles, online
Owner Angelica hand sews these statement-making, colorful T-shirt and tutu outfits for birthday parties, school milestones, and dress-up. The shop also features screen printed onesies and T-shirts sold separately for everyday wear. Graphics feature young girls and boys of color to make sure all “bundles of love” are included and appreciated.
Bailey and Ava Bespoke, online
Bailey and Ava Bespoke is named after owner Laurena’s two girls and inspired by her own creativity and disappointment in the quality and selection of mass produced Halloween costumes and dress-up clothing. Bailey and Ava sells beautiful handmade costumes and accessories for at-home dress up, Halloween, and birthday and holiday parties.
Brown Crayons, online
Brown Crayons was founded to empower and inspire young girls of color with T-shirts, stickers, art prints, and more depicting powerful Black women and girls. Brown Crayons is a multiracial, women-owned company that seeks to represent young girls “from diverse backgrounds and family structures.” Products featuring original illustrations are produced in the U.S. and have earned the shop all five-star reviews.
Especially during these uncertain economic times, The Family Center/La Familia encourages our donors and families to shop small when possible and support the Black and Latinx business owners who contribute to the vibrance and business creativity of our local and global communities.
Explore more Colorado Black owned businesses online through the My Black Colorado marketplace.