Purchase with purpose

February 22, 2021

Purchase with purpose

Happy Black History Month! ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽

At Après, we’re all about supporting and cheering on the trailblazers who have made an impact in our industry.

To celebrate Black History Month, we’re spotlighting a few individuals and Black-owned businesses that we've been privileged to know and partner with here at Après, or have made a big impact in our industry. POC have long been underrepresented in the world of wellness, and we have a long way to go to make this industry more equitable and inclusive. In the meantime, these voices are an inspiration, and we're lucky to call many of them them friends. Check them out below and give them a follow! Apart from educating yourself, speaking up and listening, shopping Black-owned brands is one of the most immediate ways you can support the Black community today, and every day. It's time to put your $$$ where your mouth is (literally) and purchase with purpose. 😉

  • GoldeGolde is on a mission to make wellness easy, accessible and fun for all. To them, self-care means feeling like your best self. They believe that being well should feel good. That means products that fit seamlessly into your lifestyle, not the other way around. 
  • Partake FoodsThis family-owned company is catering to your sweet tooth, but with food allergies in mind. Every cookie is vegan, gluten- free, and nut-free with no GMOs. There are so many delicious flavors to choose from, you can’t go wrong!
  • OUI The PeopleBeauty, cosmetic & self-care, they've got it all! This progressive beauty company has you covered from head to toe with razors, blades, sugar gel, hydrating gloss, bikini sheet masks, and more. 
  • KLURKLUR is a botanically based collection of high-performance skincare and multi-purpose self-care products. Their vision has been to cultivate a brand that reflected the values of clean, ethical, and inclusive beauty. They are an independent, self-funded, woman-owned and operated company.
  • Made ByKwestKira West is a wellness advocate, Co-founder of ACTIV-ISM, and the Creator of Made ByKwest jewelry. Not only is she inspiring people to define what wellness means to them, helping them find comfort in defining their purpose, and creating a more inclusive wellness space every day, she's also thoughtfully designing sustainable jewelry pieces.
  • HealHausHealHaus has combined diverse healing modalities and practitioners under one roof to provide people with an inclusive space focused on holistic health and wellness. They are committed to building a community that is dedicated to changing the stigma attached to healing. While the physical location for the wellness concept and café is temporarily closed, the center is currently offering virtual classes for yoga, meditation, breathwork and reiki.
  • YogiAthleteAmir is a former professional football athlete, yoga instructor and Founder of YogiAthlete, a fusion of mind, body and sports to enhance athletic performance. They offer yoga, meditation and holistic wellness to athletes and beginners, and host yoga events in underserved communities via @eatmovemeditatela.
  • Circuit WorksAn Après HQ favorite, Circuit Works is a HIIT Training studio in Santa Monica. If you’re looking for a good sweat, that’s your spot! They offer outdoor classes at the studio and on the Santa Monica pier, as well as Live and On-Demand via Zoom! Time to get movin' and groovin'!

Now warm up those wrists and get ready to click "add to cart" 😉