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9 Haitian Owned Businesses to Support This Haitian Heritage Month—and Beyond

Updated: May 30, 2023

Haitian Heritage Month may be in May, but we’re supporting Haitian owned businesses 365 days a year. Here are some of the Haitian owned businesses from our own community that we invite you to support!



Beauty



Kreyol Essence products were created to help dryness in hair and skin. Their natural and plant-based skincare products are produced in Haiti designed to provide a flake-free scalp and to naturally grow hair, eyelashes and eyebrows. Not only does Kreyol Essence create amazing job, their making community impact daily. To date, the company has created jobs for over 300 farmers and women.



Jacqs is a beauty skincare especially made for women of color. Their skincare products are produced to heal and protect your skin with probiotics. Created by Haitian founder Barbara Jacques after a health scare during her pregnancy, she created these products with purpose and diligence; changing the way the beauty industry sees skincare for women of color.


Wine & Spirits



LS Cream Liqueur is an award-winning spirit inspired by Kremas, a holiday drink native to Haiti. The cream liqueur features a blend of fresh cream and neutral grain spirits infused with notes of coconut, vanilla, nutmeg, and cinnamon. The result is a deliciously unique flavor that pays tribute to Haitian heritage.


Games & Activities



Po'Up ! is the first card-based Black collegiate drinking game that celebrates Black collegiate life. This nostalgic card game is designed to honor Black students and alumni from both Historically Black Colleges (HBCUs) and Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs). The game is used to reflect the diverse experiences of Black students across different types of colleges and universities.


Food and Beverage


Creole Me Up is a company that specializes in producing organic Haitian products. One of their most popular products is pikliz, a traditional condiment in Haitian cuisine. Made with a blend of shredded cabbage, carrots, onions, and scotch bonnet peppers, pikliz is a spicy and flavorful addition to any dish. They are committed to promoting Haitian culture and cuisine through their organic and delicious offerings. Whether you're a fan of Haitian food or just looking to try something new, Creole Me Up's pikliz is a must-try.


Caribbrew is for lovers of coffee and supporters of Caribbean culture and businesses. They produce high-quality Caribbean coffee blends. Their coffee is sourced from the Caribbean region and is carefully roasted to bring out the unique flavors and aromas of each blend. Caribbrew also offers a variety of coffee accessories and merchandise, such as mugs and t-shirts.



Fashion


Wearing Tisaksuk is like having a little piece of home with you whereever you go. They create traditional Haitian clothing featuring hand-painted illustrations of Haitian silhouettes, traditional homes, and still life. Tisaksuk's will become a cherished addition to your wardrobe.




TenX offers a range of artsy, minimalist, and chic handmade press-on nails that are perfect for those who are always on the go. Founded by beauty influencer Gracie J, these press-ons are a great way to achieve a stylish and polished look without having to spend hours at the salon. With a variety of designs and colors to choose from, TenX's press-ons are sure to suit any occasion or outfit.


Fanm Djanm is a lifestyle brand that celebrates and empowers women of all backgrounds. They are inspiring and uplifting women everywhere to feel confident and stylish by embracing their strength and beauty. . The brand's name, which means "strong woman" in Haitian Creole, reflects their commitment to empowering women to be their best selves. Their bold color and vibrant headwraps and hair accessories are the perfect pairing to your confidence.


Check out these brands and so many more in the Zanmi Tribe Directory where you can sign up to gain support.

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