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Guide To Supporting Black-Owned Businesses In Sweden, Denmark, & Norway
Many Scandinavian countries have low Black populations, representing less than 3% in some countries, but Black culture and influence can still be found.
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Here is a guide to supporting Black-owned businesses throughout the region:
Sweden Black-Owned Businesses
Abyssinia it’s an Ethiopian restaurant located in Stockholm. On the menu is injera, and a selection of hearty stews, meat dishes, and vegetarian mains.
Ijeoma Mercy Seidlitz founded Afrocolours Collecn with one goal: create awareness of the African textile market. Her store is located in Stockholm but can be purchased online as well. The brand sells clothes, jewelry, and accessories for men, women, and children.
Akụkọ means story in the Igbo language of Nigeria. Launched in 2020, this sustainable bamboo socks brand uses beautiful patterns and colors to tell the story of the founder’s Nigerian roots.
Socks can be purchased for women, men, and children.
Black-Owned Businesses In Denmark
Jamain Brigitha, founder of The Caribbean Housewife in Copenhagen, focuses on traditional recipes from the West Indies and South America, including local flavors from Cuba, Surinam, and Jamaica.
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GOB Skincare was founded in 2016 by Somalian-born, Denmark-raised sisters Najad and Muna M. Ahmed.
The brand features an all-natural skincare line inspired by raw natural ingredients that women in East Africa have been using for generations.
The skin-care brand is based in Copenhagen but products can be purchased online.
If you’re looking to make a statement, then Made In Congo is the way to go.
The Copenhagen-brand designs beautiful clothing, bags, shoes, beauty products, and accessories.
SASSA is a pan African inspired restaurant that celebrates African culture, traditions and through food, art and music.
SASAA is a local favorite when you’re in the mood for jollof rice, peri-peri chicken, chakalaka, and more.
A modern Caribbean food concept run by Copenhagen-based chef Kai Semple.
Black-Owned Businesses In Norway
Launched in 2017, Chale Watches was created as an accessory that represented Africa’s colorful cultures and Scandinavian minimalism and to build bridges between cultures.
Café Afrikaden‘s menu changes every month and is based on themed menus from African countries.
Black-Owned Businesses In Finland
Shadeshares are quality made sunglasses made with polarized UV protection lenses. For every purchased pair of sunglasses, Shadeshares will plant a tree.