Croydon based, Black-Owned Business Directory

Recent events have of course led to discussions about how East Croydon Cool could better support & show solidarity for the fight for racial equality.

As a community marketing platform, East Croydon Cool highlights unique local businesses, events, people & positive news to both new & established Croydoners.

Whilst the platform aims to showcase content that is representative of Croydon’s community, the global situation seems an opportune moment to work harder.

We’ve been watching, reading & listening to see where we might be best placed to use the momentum to effect local change.

A common theme, where we hope to make some impact, surrounds business & economics.

As owners of all businesses will know; running a profitable company is no easy task. Whilst there are thousands of successful black-owned businesses across the UK, working in a country where systemic racism exists, the journey to success is harder.

So, we are supporting (at a local level) Swiss’s #BlackPoundDay (see @bpdofficial). His campaign encourages people to make a conscious effort to spend their money with black-owned, UK businesses on one set day each month. The first date has been confirmed as Saturday 27th June.

As Swiss explains: “This is a solution based, community empowering campaign which will leave a better infrastructure for the next generation to walk into.”

To tie in with this, East Croydon Cool is creating a Directory that details a variety of Croydon based, black-owned businesses. We will be encouraging people to use this resource on #BlackPoundDay to actively support Croydon based, black-owned businesses.

In the same way ‘Black Lives Matter’ does not translate to ‘Other Lives Don’t’; encouraging people to spend money at black owned businesses does not mean don’t spend elsewhere. This is a call to action to help even the playing field and acknowledge that black businesses need more support.

The below Directory has been prepared ahead of the first #BlackPoundDay on Saturday 27th June. We will use it as a basis to showcase individual businesses on our social media channels throughout the year.

This is an ever-growing document, so if your business would like to be included, please drop us an email on info@eastcroydoncool.co.uk

CREATIVES

Bareface
Printmaker
Insta: @bareface_art

Better Shared
Contemporary African Art Specialist
Insta: @bettershared

Blaqpix
Photographer
Insta: @blaqpix2016

CDN Creative
Photographer
Insta: @cdn_creative

Dauley Design
Interior Designer
Insta: @DauleyDesign

Diana P-W
Illustrator
Insta: @diana_phiri_witty

Ernest Simmons
Photographer
Insta: @ernestsimmons

Esi Jones
Digital Designer
Insta: @esijones.design

JDSK Productions
Videographer/Photographer
Insta: @jdsk_productions

Kindred Elite
Interior Designer/Property Developer
Insta: @kindredelite

Neuino Maison
Interior Designer
Insta: @NeuinoMaison

Rhianne Newton
Events Photography
Insta: @rneventsphotography

SimOne
Artist
Insta: @sim_artnsoul

Studioscamps
Designer and Illustartor
Insta: @StudioScamps

EVENT/ENTERTAINMENT

CocoBean Giftbox
Inclusive Giftbox Service
Insta: @cocobean_gifts

Floss N Pop UK
Event Decorations
Insta: @FlossnPopUK

OhSo Eventurous
Balloon Specialist
Insta: @ohso_eventurous

FASHION

Aga Designs
Fashion brand
Insta: @Aga_designs

Black Excellence Grads
Kente fabric graduation stoles
Insta: @blackexcellencegrads

CDN Store
Croydon clothing brand
Insta: @cdn_store

FMM Pop Up
Platform for independent designers
Insta: @fmmpopup

Freedom3 Store
Custom printed hoodies/tees
Insta: @freedom3store

Graceful Heritage
Afro-Carribean family boutique
Insta: @gracefulheritageuk

Jacob’s by Oab
Apparel and lifestyle
Insta: @jacobsbyoab

Kara Khuma
Jewellery Designer
Insta: @karakhuma

Kidspo
Ethical and Natural Clothing for Children
Insta: @kidspo.hq

Kitakiso
Stunning pieces dyed by hand
Insta: @Kitakiso

Mula Cake Clothing
Fashion Brand
Insta: @mulacakeclothing

Ndeyla Accessories
African inspired accessories for him and for her
Insta: @ndeylaaccessories

Something About Elizabeth
Fashion brand
Insta: @hmtees

Stushlery
Handcrafted jewellery for men and women
Insta: @stushlery

FITNESS

Bump Dance Fitness
Fitness Trainer
Insta: @bump_dancefitness

Croydon Boxing Academy
Boxing classes
Insta: @CroydonBoxingAcademy

Holistic PT Studio
Personal Trainer
Insta: @holisticptstudio

Performance 360
Strength and Conditioning Gym
Insta: @performance360uk

Set Good Fitness
Personal Trainer
Insta: @setgoodfitness1

Snappz Masterclass Fitness
Personal Trainer
Insta: @Snappz_masterclass_ftns

Thaitanz
Muay Thai classes in Croydon
Insta: @thaitanzmuaythai

FOOD AND DRINK

868 Cocktail House
Pop Up Cocktail Bar
Insta: @868CocktailHouse

Bella Bells Kitchen
Catering service specialising in Caribbean food
Insta: @bellabellskitchen

Cake and Bake Croydon
Bakery
Insta: @CakeAndBakeCroydon

Cake to Differ
Cake Company
Insta: CakeToDiffer_

Cocoa Jones Chocolate
5 star vegan chocolates with exciting flavour combinations
Insta: @cocoajoneschoc

Crepes and Cones
Dessert restaurant
Insta: @crepesandcones

Cricketers Croydon
Bar and Pop-Up Kitchen
Insta: @cricketerscroydon

Crissy’s Sweet Escape
Bespoke cakes and sweet treats
Insta: @crissyssweetescape

Drinks On Tap
Drinks and Cigar delivery company
Insta: @drinksontaplondon

Empress Baker
Sweet Treats Company
Insta: @Empressbakerr

Enish
Award winning Nigerian restaurant
Insta: @enish_restaurant

Fruiture Juicery
The Mobile Juice Bar
Insta: @fruiture_juicery

Heads N Tails Croydon
Caribbean Fish and Chips Takeaway
Insta: @headsntails_croydon

Laagha’s Waffles
Waffles and treats
Insta: @laaghas_waffles

Livity Plant Based Cuisine
Vegan market traders and delivery service
Insta: @livityplantbasedcuisine

McLeary’s Kitchen
Caterer and Mixologist
Insta: @mclearys_kitchen

Original Flava
Chefs/Food Retailers
Insta: @originalflava

Pressed Juice
Freshly made cold-pressed juices
Insta: @pressed_juice_

Soul Vegan UK
Vegan Supper Clubs
Insta: @SoulVeganUK

Temple of Strength Food
Meal prep and food delivery
Insta: @TempleofStrengthfood

The Drinks Connoisseur
Alcohol Delivery Service
Insta: @thedrinksconnoisseur

The Gold Coast Bar
African bar and eatery
Insta: @thegoldcoastlondon

The Incredible Twins Sweet Box
Sweet delivery company
Insta: @theincredibletwinssweetbox

Vim Punch
Mixologist/Mobile Bar
Insta: @vimpunch

Walnuts and Honey
Micro-bakery
Insta: @walnutsandhoney

HEALTH & BEAUTY

AA Aesthetics
Aesthetics Nurse
Insta: @a.a_aesthetics

Anneiki
Mobile Massage Therapist
Insta: @Anneiki

Afro Impressions
Hair Specialist
Insta: @afro_impressions

Aga Salon
Cosmetologist
Insta: @AgaSalon

Angela Andrews
Natural Skincare Provider
Insta: @Brown_Angel_Naturals

Beauty by Char
Certified Beuatician/Esthetician
Insta: @beautibychar

Dilara
Make Up Artist
Insta: @ddbmakeup

Helena McRae
Hair Salon
Insta: @HelenaMcraeSalon

Love Leis Beauty Bar
Beauty bar offering lashes, nails, wigs, facials, make up and teeth whitening
Insta: @LoveLeisBeautyBar

Love Lei Lashes
Qualified lash technician
Insta: @LoveLeiLashes

Morgan Nails
Nail Technician
Insta: @_morgannails

NailsRoseUK
Nail Technician
Insta: @nailroseuk

NY Lashes
Lash Specialist
Insta: @ny_lashess

Signature You
Beauty Event Services
Insta: @signature_you_

Shaylars Way
CBT Therapist
Insta: @shaylars_way

Wigs by Tee
Custom wigs, ready made wigs and hair extensions
Insta: @wigsbytee

OTHER

EmaySou Wicks Candles
Luxury hand poured soy wax candles
Insta: @emaysou.wicks.candles

Femme Fatale TV
Female Music Talent Platform
Insta: @FemmeFataleTV

I Am Echo Fashion Shows
Runway Trainers/Fashion show co-ordinators
Insta: @IAmEchoFashionShows

Lenses of Croydon
Network of 600 photographers
Insta: @lensesofcroydon

March Muses
Christmas decorations of Colour
Insta: @marchmuses

Music Relief Foundation
Youth Charity
Insta: @music_relief

Mr Bling Car Care
Cost effective car cleaning and detailing products
Insta: @MrBlingCarCare

NEXUS
Co-Working Community
Insta: @NeuxusCreativeHQ

Playnation Games
Retro gaming store and events space
Insta: @playnation_games

Savour Candles
Homemade Home Fragrance
Insta: @SavourCandles

SDS Entertainment
Providing creative spaces for young BAME Croydoners
Insta: @SDSEntertainment

Talawa Theatre Company
Theatre Company
Insta: @talawatc

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