In the spirit of buying black-owned I came across this awesome website that sells school supplies that have a pretty “Unique” feel to it.
The note books celebrate black culture and millennial culture and I think they are super cute! Check out the view:
About the company Innovative Supplies and CEO:
Owner is Nneka and she is 27 years old and a single mother to a beautiful daughter.
From her website
I just recently left the military last month, after 9 years of service and two overseas deployments. I am starting a fresh, new chapter in my life.
This fall I am attending college. I will study to become a history teacher in my local area. I am about making a positive change in my community. This is one step towards that. I want to use this platform and this site as way to reach out to the millennials who want variety, and who want to be apart of a bigger cause.
The goals of Innovative Supplies are:
- Open and deposit profits into an account with black-owned Citizens Trust Bank.
- Donate 40% of all profits made from book bag sales to local charities.
- Provide quality products.
- Hire local minority youth.
- Support other small businesses
- Use economically sourced materials
- Use environmentally friendly packaging
How cute are these? You can find more products here.
We have had a ton of comments and emails regarding the status of the notebooks and we have since been in contact with Nneka (the owner) via phone. To say she was overwhelmed with all the love and support is an understatement, she sold out within 24 hours and if that isn’t a win for a small business, I do not know what is.
Nneka has over 8000 orders to fill and has hired local youth in her area to help bind and ship all of the orders she has received. (Yes every single notebook is made by hand) She is planning to reopen the store next week with tentative dates of August 5th or 6th, we hope you will still support her once the store is fully stocked again.
Her website is http://www.innovativesupplies.net/
Her Instagram is @innovativesupplies
I told Nneka that I will be sending updates through my newsletter that is sent via email every Sunday and Wednesday, sign up here >>>http://emilycottontop.com/subscribe-to-website/ for more updates on this, awesome hair stuff, beauty, and culture.
Thank you all for supporting her, after talking to so many of you, teachers, coaches, grandmothers, moms, and fathers it reminds me of how invested we all are in seeing our children represented positively.