There are many ways to support the Black Lives Matter movement: You can protest, contact your local officials, and donate to organizations working to end systemic racism and police brutality. Plenty of small businesses are stepping up by contributing proceeds and matching donations, and now larger companies are doing the same. Etsy CEO Josh Silverman announced this week that the digital marketplace is donating a total of $1 million to two organizations working for criminal justice reform and assisting Black-led institutions: the Equal Justice Initiative and Borealis Philanthropy’s Black-Led Movement Fund. Silverman said the company is matching employee donations, as well.
Etsy is also helping customers more directly support the Black makers and designers on its platform via a curated editors’ picks page. Head there to start shopping: From Omi Woods’s beautiful dainty jewelry to Netherlands-based Studio Nom, which is offering a virtual bottle-making class, there’s a lot to peruse. If an empty corner of your home could use a cheery print or colorful lamp, we have some suggestions:
You can check out all of Etsy’s suggestions here.