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The 2021 Community Gift Guide

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It’s Entrepreneurs’ Day, and it’s the season for gifts! Whether you’re shopping for family and friends, or compiling your own wishlist, you’re probably wondering how you can best shop small. Luckily, with tons of Leaders for you to text and shop with, we’ve got you covered. Here’s our guide to the best of the best. 🎁

Zox

📲 310‑582‑5637
🌐 zox.la

Ever wanted to match your outfit perfectly to your sneakers? So did Jason Kuipers, who started Zox with his brothers back in 2010. What started as brightly colored wristbands — with a style for every outfit — has now evolved into a full range of clothing and accessories, but their bracelets, adorned with uplifting phrases, are still their most popular item.

TheLongText

📲 909‑371‑5993
🌐 thelongtext.com

#TheLongText have built their brand on a simple concept: simple, motivational messages, to lift your spirits and power you through your day. Now they’re bringing their trademark long texts to merch. From t‑shirts to hoodies and even a doormat, you can #SendLove (their trademark slogan) to anyone who might need it.

UNWRP

📲 718‑215‑0368
🌐 unwrp.com

Founded in 2017 by multidisciplinary designer Ashley L. Fouyolle, UNWRP began in a small bedroom of her Brooklyn apartment. Her love of vibrant colors, unique patterns, and the gifting experience led her into the world of luxury gift wrap – where all her favorite things come together. Now, UNWRP has expanded into stationery and textiles — and you can text Ashley for creative ways to use UNWRP goodies, too. (Bonus: all their gift wrap is fully recyclable!)

Kids of Immigrants

📲 323‑310‑3062
🌐 kidsofimmigrants.us

You’ve probably seen KOI on the street, on your feed, or on your screen. And with such an authentic message — that we’re all cut from different fabrics, but together make a whole — combined with their dope aesthetic, it’s no surprise that they’ve blown up. We couldn’t be more proud to work with founders Daniel Buezo and Weleh Dennis, and we think their clothing would be the perfect gift for anyone on your list.

Violet Grey

📲 310‑510‑6306
🌐 violetgrey.com

With the huge influx of skincare brands, products, and influencers in the last few years, it’s difficult to weed through it all and know what actually works. Violet Grey removes that guesswork, vetting all products sold on their site (and in‑store in LA) via strict standards, and a community of top makeup artists, dermatologists, and more. Check their site for the best in beauty — no filter needed.

Tresluce Beauty

📲 323‑310‑0047
🌐 treslucebeauty.com

Since founding Tresluce Beauty, singer Becky G is bringing the same energy and vibrance to the beauty game that she does to the music world. Tresluce’s aesthetic and color palette celebrates and supports Latinx heritage and culture, and their vegan‑friendly, sustainable formulas pack a serious punch without harming the environment. And with a new collection for the holidays, you’ll be all set for any celebration.

Touch by Alyssa Milano

📲 323‑396‑9923
🌐 touchbyajm.com

You may know Alyssa Milano from her decades‑long acting career, or her commitment to activism and the #MeToo movement. What you might not know is that she’s a big time sports fan, and has a line of clothing designed with the stylish sports fan in mind. Shapeless jerseys no more — whether they’re into baseball, football, basketball, hockey, NASCAR, or college sports, it’s the perfect gift.

Oddsox

📲 917‑540‑8949
🌐 oddsoxofficial.com

Ahmad Akar started Oddsox when, after a trip to his local Walmart, he realized there were no fun, colorful options for men’s socks. It’s a simple idea that has since taken off, with collabs with WWE, Nickelodeon, Pepsi, and more. And, of course, what makes the perfect gift? Socks. (Pro tip: texting them gets you 10% off your order.)

ACTA Wear

📲 480‑771‑7338
🌐 actawear.com

Into fitness? Cool. Into giving back? Even better. Each piece of ACTA’s functional activewear is branded with four dots, which symbolize the four causes each purchase directly gives back to (water, child cancer, sex trafficking, and mental health). Any purchase will help you stay healthy, and keep the world healthy, too.

Honey's Kettle
Vincent & Dr. Arlene W. Williams
This New, Old Fashioned business has been serving up fresh Honey's Kettle Fried Chicken for nearly 40+ years with locations in Culver City, Downtown LA and Hollywood. The Los Angeles food institution also offers hand rolled buttermilk biscuits, kettle cooked fries, locally sourced honey, sweet pickles, Ice-Shaker lemonade, secret sauce, shucked corn, and more.
310-347-4531
Sip & Sonder
Shanita Nicholas & Amanda-Jane Thomas
The premier destination in Inglewood for creatives, entrepreneurs, freelancers, curators, and everyone in between to simply exist, grab a cup of coffee, connect, create, and put sonder into action. Its mindfully curated coffee and innovative programs and partnerships solidify Sip & Sonder as one of the premium coffee and lifestyle brands in Los Angeles and beyond.
310-496-1883
MILO
Lybroan James & Gary Mack
A disruptive EdTech platform that provides training, services and assessment tools designed to help education professionals close learning gaps for underserved students by creating communities and culturally affirming learning environments through equity, innovation and engagement.
TBA
Crowns & Hops
Beny Asburn & Teo Hunter
Founded by Beny Ashburn and Teo Hunter. Hunter & Ashburn disrupted the status quo of the craft beer industry, and built a brand that is bigger than beer - Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. Through curated events, content and premium product, Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. is the first ever craft beer brand that bridges communities of color, dope culture and craft beer.
TBA
Intersectional Environmentalist
Leah Thomas
IE is a resource + media hub exploring the intersections of social + environmental justice. The platform was founded by environmentalist Leah Thomas, who is based in Ventura, CA. Leah is also the founder of eco-lifestyle blog @greengirlleah.
323-310-9781
With/Creators
Jennifer Pauline
A Black and Brown centered community and storytelling agency on a mission to amplify marginalized stories. As a support system for creators and founders, it also serves as a lifestyle brand and content platform that sits at the intersection of creativity and well-being.
310-356-9548
Black Out the Ballot
Jen Bui & Vizion Jones
A Collective of Creatives committed to changing the infrastructure to ensure radical equity, social justice, and financial empowerment for disenfranchised communities.
310-359-0946
OldVine Florals
Itika Oldwine
Since 2017, Itika Oldwine has been creating blooming masterpieces and giving a modern twist to the flowery landscape of LA through beautiful floral designs.
213-516-6180
TruNude
Danai Pointer
A disruptive fashion and technology platform specializing in custom nude color-matching. Made in Los Angeles by a talented team of women, TruNude’s line includes sustainably made skin tone undergarments (t-shirt bra, bralette, panty) in luxurious, ethically sourced bamboo fabric.
310-742-0881
PHrequency8
Arreale Davis
A marketplace for handmade and one of a kind HBCU fraternity and sorority-related goods, with a focus on green marketing and environmentally friendly products.
818-650-4117
As the co-founder and CEO of Community, I want to make sure our brand reflects what we truly stand for, not just in words, but in the actions we take. We exist to keep people connected to the conversations that they choose to be part of - we choose to connect with Black-owned businesses in SoCal.  For more information on Community or if you want to hear more from me, feel free to text me: 716-330-3003.

Other Leaders on Community include: Slutty Vegan; UNWRP; We're Not Really Strangers; Bobby HundredsThe Shade Room; Patrisse Cullors; Kerry Washington; and more

- Matt Peltier
716-330-3003
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As the co-founder and CEO of Community, I want to make sure our brand reflects what we truly stand for, not just in words, but in the actions we take. We exist to keep people connected to the conversations that they choose to be part of - we choose to connect with Black-owned businesses in SoCal.  For more information on Community or if you want to hear more from me, feel free to text me: 716-330-3003.

Other Leaders on Community include: Slutty Vegan; UNWRP; We're Not Really Strangers; Bobby HundredsThe Shade Room; Patrisse Cullors; Kerry Washington; and more

- Matt Peltier
716-330-3003
No items found.
As the co-founder and CEO of Community, I want to make sure our brand reflects what we truly stand for, not just in words, but in the actions we take. We exist to keep people connected to the conversations that they choose to be part of - we choose to connect with Black-owned businesses in SoCal.  For more information on Community or if you want to hear more from me, feel free to text me: 716-330-3003.

Other Leaders on Community include: Slutty Vegan; UNWRP; We're Not Really Strangers; Bobby HundredsThe Shade Room; Patrisse Cullors; Kerry Washington; and more

- Matt Peltier
716-330-3003

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