MATE's Promise

At MATE, we recognize that it is our responsibility to be an actively anti-racist company, use our platform to amplify Black voices, & to collaborate with Black people. Progress is not made in a matter of days; it is a marathon that we commit to holding ourselves accountable for every step of the way. We stand in solidarity with the Black community & the Black Lives Matter movement. Learn more about how we put this page together here.

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Natural Beauty, Hair, & Wellness

  • Beneath Your Mask

    nourishing and transformative skin and hair products made with pure, non-toxic ingredients

  • Briogeo Hair

    a clean, natural hair-care line that caters to all hair textures.

  • Hanahana Beauty

    a clean beauty brand that sustainably sources its shea butter & pays double the fair-trade price to their suppliers

  • The Honey Pot

    100% natural feminine-care products that are clinically tested, & gynecologist approved, i.e. organic tampons, bath bombs, feminine washes and more.

  • OUI The People

    reusable, direct-to-consumer razors, body gloss, shower gels, and more.

  • People of Color Beauty

    vegan, cruelty free nail polishes in a range of nudes, as well as bright shades like lime and orange, to complement women of color’s skin tones.

  • Golde

    superfood health and beauty products

For Clothing, Accessories, Shoes, & Bags:

  • Brother Vellies

    fine leather goods, including handbags and shoes, founded by Aurora James, who established the 15 Percent Pledge (which asks major retailers to devote 15% of their shelf space to black-owned businesses)

  • JADE Swim

    eco-friendly swimwear founded by fashion editor & stylist Brittany Kozerski

  • Castamira

    swimsuit line designed to support women with curves, founded by former model Chantel Davis

  • Cool and Casual Studios

    a Los Angeles-based shop that offers a mix of vintage and independent designers, from breezy striped linen shirts to stone-washed vintage jeans.

  • Diop

    diaspora inspired streetwear, including fabric face masks inspired by mud cloth from Mali. A portion of mask proceeds is donated to COVID-19 relief initiatives, including Feed the Frontlines, which supports Detroit restaurants & provides meals to emergency and health-care workers.

  • Tree Fairfax

    handmade leather goods

  • Grant Blvd

    sustainable and ethical clothing company using reclaimed fabrics and supporting incarcerated citizens

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