Typically, we don't give much thought to who is the owner of the companies that produce the products we use. From toothpaste to mouthwash, soap to laundry detergent, bathroom products, & all the other products we use on a daily basis, all are made by companies that were started by entrepreneurs with an idea to solve a problem or make life a little easier. And guess what? Some of these entrepreneurs are African-American.
Here are three Black-owned companies that make common household products that we use every day:
- Toilet Paper
Freedom Paper Company: Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, this Black-owned manufacturer & distributor produces economical bathroom tissue for both residential & commercial use. Privately owned & founded by CEO Kamose Muhammad, they also produce economical paper towels, paper products, & dispensers.
Garner's Garden: Based in Fort Washington, MD, this Black-owned company makes 100 percent all natural body care products, including mouthwash & lip balm, organic hand soap & body wash, hand & foot creams, hair care products, and facial cleansers & oils. Their extensive product line can be ordered online.
- Laundry Detergent
The True Products: Based in Atlanta, Georgia-based, this company is owned by 3 African-American founders who are all experienced entrepreneurs. Their unique, eco-friendly laundry detergent can be purchased online or through distributors located across Georgia & several other states.