7 Black-owned kitchenware brands that make one-of-a-kind pieces

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There are tons of kitchenware brands out there. But if you don’t want your kitchen to look like everybody else’s, you should consider shopping from smaller, more unique brands.

By shopping small, you can often find hand-crafted, one-of-a-kind pieces that don’t just serve a purpose — they look good, too. Take it from some of these Black-owned kitchenware brands, which make high-quality, handmade ceramics, denim aprons, sharp knives or offer curated vintage cookware.

1. Karibe

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This New Jersey-based cookware brand makes especially great cast iron pans. Use a pan to make any of the brand’s delicious recommended recipes. Its products ship free, too.

2. Goodee

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Goodee works with artisans to sell products that make a positive social or environmental impact. Co-founders and twin brothers, Byron and Dexter Peart, work as creative directors to curate items that “bring together the values of good design, good people and good purpose.” It’s no surprise then that Goodee’s kitchenware is top-notch.

3. Lolly Lolly Ceramics

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All of Lolly Lolly Ceramics are handmade by Lalese Stamps and her team in in Columbus, Ohio. If you can get your hands on one of its pieces, consider yourself very lucky. Demand is high and the team is small, but it usually lists its restock dates on Instagram and announces them through email alerts. If there’s a piece you really like, the best way to find out about its restock is by email.

4. Effortless Composition

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Effortless Composition offers elevated home decor — including kitchenware — created by artisans. Founder and chief interior stylist Brittiny writes on the site that “the goods you bring into your home are going to bring you joy, spark a conversation, inspire a bit of creativity, stir up a bit of obsession- and you didn’t even have to leave the house.”

5. Denniston House

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Vintage lovers, where you at? Founder of Denniston House, Joilyn Jackson, curates vintage home essentials, including kitchenware. Everything is one-of-a-kind, so if you see something you like, you’ll have to shop fast. (Heads up, items sell incredibly quick.)

6. Mi Cocina

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Mi Cocina makes denim housewares, and was listed as one of Oprah’s Favorite Things in 2020. Lead designer and founder, Ulrich Conrad Simpson (Ubi), previously worked for Tommy Hilfiger, Coach, Diane Von Furstenberg and Ralph Lauren, according to the Mi Cocina website. So it’s no surprise that his aprons, pot holders, napkins, table runners and more will add style to any kitchen.

7. Ayesha Curry Cookware

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OK, obviously Ayesha Curry is a big name in the food industry. But while you may know about her popular show and her recipes, you cannot miss her incredible cookware. It’s sold at stores like Bed Bath & Beyond, Macy’s and more. Most of the pieces comes in stylish colors like twilight teal, sienna red and brown sugar that will definitely stand out on your stove.

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