September 15th marks the official start of National Hispanic Heritage month, which means we’re celebrating and amplifying the voices of some of our favorite Latinx creators, entrepreneurs, bloggers and more.
Check out ten of our favorite Latinx-owned Instagram shops below – get yourself and your wardrobe prepped for fall with these beautiful picks from talented creators.
Pili Restrepo Jewelry has been featured in numerous publications including: Vogue US, Vogue Mexico and Latinoamerica, Elle, Into The Gloss, Man Repeller, Women’s Wear Daily, and more – her designs are made to empower the wearer and raise awareness about the damaging effects of artisanal gold mining.
Marisol Ortega is a first-generation Mexican-American designer, illustrator, and letterer living and working in Seattle, Washington. She is best known for her vibrant flora and fauna illustrations that play with texture, line-work, bold color palettes, and organic shapes. She pulls inspiration from childhood memories of visiting her grandmother’s home in Michoacán, Mexico. Check out her print shop!
LUCKY NO. CANDLES
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✨GIVEAWAY TIME!✨ We are sending three Lucky No. Candles of choice to one lucky (random) winner! P.S. Just added FREE SHIPPING for all US orders for a limited time. How to ENTER: 1. Follow us! (@luckynocandles) 2. Tag 3 lucky friends! Every three friends tagged is one entry. BONUS ENTRY: Share this pic to your stories and/or tell us one thing your actively doing to be anti-racist in the comments. Giveaway closes at midnight EST on MAY 6/25! (We will announce the winner on 6/26!)
Founded by Nina Frazier Hansen, and recently featured in Cosmo, Lucky No. Candles were designed with the power of intention in mind. Their premium natural soy coconut wax crystal candles are vegan, FDA approved, sustainably made.
LINA HERNANDEZ JEWELRY
Lina Hernandez is a jewelry designer hailing from Colombia, but based in NYC. Her designs “stand as everyday statement items based on a magical and spiritual journey.”
Especia is an ethically-produced fashion brand founded by three wives, mothers, and friends in Colombia. Their commitment to supporting the workers who make the production and actualization of their designs possible is something all brands should strive to follow.
sweet street cosmetics
Founded by long-time beauty lovers LaLa Romero and Natalia Durazo, Sweet Street Cosmetics celebrates a narrative in the cosmetics industry that has been historically overlooked, aiming to close the gap that exists in offerings that celebrate beauty and artistry originated by everyday women of color.
la gotta swimwear
Born and raised in Puerto Rico, La Gotta founder Valeria del Rey is adamant that sustainability and quality should not come at luxury prices. Not only are their swimsuits completely fabulous – they’re reef-safe, cruelty-free, and quality af.
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•TRUST THE PROCESS• I don’t know about you, but sometimes I’m hard in myself when I don’t see immediate results with something. When you start off a big project like a small business, it can be so nerve wracking to put yourself out there and see slow growth. That’s normal, though! It may be hard to believe it, but it is. Like I have said before many times: these are goals, not a race. So it’s important to remind yourself that you need to trust the process and grow along with it. Nurture it with love and dedication. Good things will come to you. Just give it time and you’ll see. Leave me a little ⭐️ down below if you agree! 😘 • Dreamcatcher will be available this Saturday the 5th at 2pm est at lilasuds.com. Catch those dreams with a relaxing blend of citronella, lavender, lemongrass, and ylang-ylang. • #lilasuds #nyc #astoria #supportsmallbusinesses #handcrafted #biodegradable #ecofriendly #honoryourritual #honoryourself #selfcare #bath #luxurybath #latinxownedbusiness #restandrelaxation #september #modernromantic #soapshare #brambleon #soapdough #dreamcatcher #lavender #citronella #soap #trusttheprocess
All Lilasuds products are made from scratch in small batches with sustainable and ethically sourced ingredients from reputable suppliers, women owned businesses, and eco-friendly initiatives.
Naja creates eco-friendly, ethically and sustainably made underwear for women. Naja’s founders, CEO Catalina Girald and Golden-Globe winning actress Gina Rodriguez, are committed to running their company with an adherence to body positivity, sustainability, and providing opportunities for underprivileged women.
Tuza is a Mexican brand based out of New York and Mexico City. From the beginning, it has worked tirelessly to go against the grain and be a part of the female empowerment movement by creating a community.
We hope you loved these picks as much as we do! Be sure to follow each and every one of these businesses, and if you wind up making a purchase, be sure to tag us so we can see your haul. Speaking of supporting businesses – have you signed up for BlogHer Biz yet?
October is National Women-Owned Business Month, and to celebrate, we’re bringing you back to business basics and up to speed on the latest business industry insights with a weekly virtual workshop series (that’s totally free!)
Join us on October 2nd, 9th, 16th, and 23rd at 1:00 pm EST for weekly workshops on everything you need to know to turn your passion to profit and launch & scale your own business. This educational series will introduce you to best-in-class tools and platforms, provide insight from industry experts, and the opportunity to connect with like-minded creators and entrepreneurs.
About SOPHIA PELOSI
Sophia Pelosi is the Associate Marketing Manager at BlogHer, as well as a contributing author and editor for BlogHer.com. She’s based in New York City, and is passionate about pasta from scratch, daily meditation, the state of Maine, 70s disco fashion and her beagle Lucy. The only commercials she likes are ones that make her laugh or cry, and she didn’t like reading Jane Eyre as much as she thought she would. Follow her on Instagram.