Ethical and Minority-Owned Brands Worth Supporting This Giving Tuesday

By: Mayra Peralta and Valentina Reni
11/28/2023
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Giving Tuesday, which takes place the Tuesday after Thanksgiving each year, is a day designated to express generosity. Whether supporting brands, donating to causes or just showing acts of kindness, the idea is to uplift and connect with our community. 

With the holidays around the corner, EnVi gathered a list of ethical and minority-owned brands worth supporting this Giving Tuesday so you can either replenish your fashion and beauty essentials or find gift-giving inspiration.

Manifest Beauty 

Founded by entrepreneur Tamara Bakir, Manifest Beauty is a clean, vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand rooted in self-empowerment and self-love. The brand’s star product, the Chili-Infused Lip Plumping Oil, has quickly become a must-have among beauty enthusiasts and is changing the lip-plumping market with its non-toxic, vegan formula.

In addition to offering clean and ethical products, Manifest Beauty gives 3% of their net sales to the Look Good, Feel Better initiative, which helps people with cancer deal with the appearance side effects of cancer treatment. 

EnVi’s Picks 

Manifest Beauty
Plump Pout Crystal Clear Lip Plumping Oil
Manifest Beauty
Big Pout Energy Dubai Gold Lip Plumping Oil
Manifest Beauty
Big Pout Energy Scarlett Flame Lip Plumping Oil
Manifest Beauty
Big Pout Energy Chocolate Chili Lip Plumping Oil

essence

essence is a woman-founded brand that launched in Germany in 2002 and has since expanded to more than 50 countries. The brand is recognized for its affordable, cruelty-free products manufactured in Europe — 95% of the production takes place in the continent. 

The German label supports several causes through programs like Operation PROM, which provides resources and mentoring to students in need. essence also donates to Feeding America, Family-to-Family and Dress for Success

EnVi’s Picks 

essence
pure nude sunlighter 
essence
extreme shine lipgloss
essence
pretty natural
hydrating foundation
essence
make me brow eyebrow gel mascara

Huda Beauty

Huda Beauty is a makeup brand founded by the Iraqi-American Huda Kattan. Known for its highly pigmented and diverse makeup products, Huda is one of the most influential beauty brands in the market. In fact, according to Launchmetrics, the brand is among the Leading Makeup Brands of 2023 and has so far generated $235 million in Media Impact Value. 

Kattan has actively expressed support for humanitarian causes and in early November she announced a $1 million donation to humanitarian organizations in Gaza (Human Appeal and Doctors Without Borders).

EnVi’s Picks 

Huda Beauty
Lip Contour 2.0 Automatic Matte Lip Pencil
Huda Beauty
#FauxFilter Luminous Matte Foundation 
Huda Beauty
Empowered
Eyeshadow Palette
Huda Beauty
Liquid Matte Ultra-Comfort Transfer-Proof Lipstick

FW Beauty

FW Beauty is a UK-based beauty brand that specializes in luxurious skincare treatments inspired by Ayurvedic and Ancient Chinese remedies. The brand’s formulations use plant-based ingredients, avoiding animal-tested products and favoring in-house, handmade production. In fact, as per its website, FW Beauty handmakes 84% of its products.

Founded by Fatiha Rouf and Yasmine Alom, the brand caters to a wide demographic, including Muslim people looking for halal-friendly beauty. This means, FW Beauty works with ingredients compliant with Islamic law — alcohol and certain animal-derived products are prohibited.  

EnVi’s Picks 

FW Beauty
Face Ghee
FW Beauty
Saffron Brightening Lip Oil
FW Beauty
Brightening Mineral Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF50
FW Beauty
Aloe Vera
Facial Toner

Dirty Lamb

Palestinian American Ahlam Khan’s Dirty Lamb is a vegan and cruelty-free face and body care brand. Inspired by Khan’s upbringing, Dirty Lamb creates handmade gender-inclusive skin care products with ethically sourced ingredients such as Arabic coffee beans, Turkish coffee, organic coconut oil and homegrown fresh mint. 

Aiming for full transparency on the formulations, the brand openly shares the ingredients in its products. “We don’t hide our ingredients so you won’t hide your skin,” they preach. 

Until November 30, the brand is offering up to 40% discounts. During this period, half of Dirty Lamb’s sales proceeds will be donated to humanitarian organizations.

EnVi’s Picks 

Dirty Lamb
Whipped Body Milk 
Dirty Lamb
Lip Jelly Mask
Dirty Lamb
Turkish Coffee Mask
Dirty Lamb
Sugar Cookie Lip Rockz

FARSÁLI

FARSÁLI is a cruelty-free skincare brand, founded by couple Farah and Sal Ali. The label, which originally launched in 2017, underwent a rebrand in 2022. Now, it champions cruelty-free products with carefully curated formulas and ethically sourced ingredients. The brand is also halal-friendly and has been involved in sustainability and charitable efforts. 

EnVi’s Picks 

FARSÁLI
Novelty N°1 Luminous Peptide Serum 
FARSÁLI
Rose Gold Elixir
Beauty Oil
FARSÁLI
Unicorn Essence
FARSÁLI
Skintune Perfecting Serum

Rizos Curls 

Latina-founded brand, Rizos Curls, champions hair care for all curl types. The brand has grown to become the holy grail of textured hair with award-winning, toxic chemicals-free products. Breaking boundaries, in 2021, Rizos Curls became the first Latina-owned curly haircare brand at Ulta Beauty and is now a favorite of stars such as Karol G and Thalía.

The brand prides itself on its clean and natural formulations, free of silicones, sulfates and parabens, but it has also made waves for initiatives such as the Rizos Curls: Lift as You Climb Scholarship.  

EnVi’s Picks 

Rizos Curls
Hydrating Shampoo
Rizos Curls
Refresh Detangle Spray
Rizos Curls
Alcohol-Free Hair
Spray for Hold
Rizos Curls
New Beach Waves Texturizing Salt Spray+

Nöl Collective

Nöl Collective is a Palestinian brand that works with family-run sewing workshops, artisan studios, and women’s cooperatives across Palestine to create fashion items.  Committed to ethical and environmentally friendly production, the collective produces handmade pieces using ancestral weaving techniques that preserve Palestinian heritage. The brand also sources natural and deadstock fabrics and procures the use of natural dyes. 

EnVi’s Picks

Nöl Collective
Not Your Habibti tee
Nöl Collective
Taima hand-woven bag
Nöl Collective
Dis-Oriental hoodie
Nöl Collective
Cotton tote bag

ANZ Style

ANZ Style specializes in high-quality, unisex knitwear. The UK-based brand was created by Ainy Naim, who draws inspiration from sportswear to create celebrity-loved pieces that reflect the multicultural world around her. ANZ takes pride in its ethically manufactured pieces, which are produced through partnerships with family-run factories. 

EnVi’s Picks

ANZ Style
Bedouin Heavy Oversized T-Shirt
ANZ Style
Ethnically Made Bucket Hat
ANZ Style
Dwayne Coal Cardigan
ANZ Style
Privacy Hoodie

Springrose

Founded by Latina entrepreneur Nicole Cuervo, Springrose is an intimate apparel brand championing inclusive and innovative designs. The brand’s star product is an adaptive bra designed to suit the needs of women with limited mobility or health conditions. The product was created with the input of women, physical therapists and occupational therapists.

To craft ethically produced pieces, Springrose works with a manufacturer in Colombia that mainly employs single mothers. Additionally, the brand has teamed up with foundations and associations that support communities with disabilities and health conditions. 

EnVi’s Pick

Springrose
Plunge Front Closure Bra

Kiro

Founded by Ranim Taha — an Egyptian woman based in the UK — jewelry brand Kiro celebrates underrepresented Middle Eastern heritage. The brand is best known for its country map necklaces and jewelry that nods at Taha’s Egyptian heritage. On November 20, Kiro released its Keffiyeh collection and announced that 100% of the sales profits would be donated to the Red Crescent organization.

EnVi’s Picks

Kiro
Egypt Map Necklace
Kiro
Starry Night 2.0 Earrings
Kiro
Chunky Oval Hoops
Kiro
Hatshepsut Ring

Though EnVi’s list of brands to support this Giving Tuesday is non-exhaustive, it has hopefully introduced you to inspiring brands that create mindful products and utilize their platform to help others. This week, take the opportunity to dedicate your self-care splurge to important causes.


If you’re in need of more recommendations, check out our guide to the best holiday gifts for each generation here.

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