COVID-19 came through like a wrecking ball for many small businesses, but most especially for Black-owned businesses. It's hard out here in these small business streets right now. ESPECIALLY if you're a Black-owned business. But y'all can still support Black brands while you're in quarantine.
We’ve been finding ways to make our support of small Black-owned businesses more meaningful and more immediate during this crisis. You can check out our blog post on how to support Black-owned businesses from your living room! And you can also buy Black with special discounts that we got for you. Yes, you heard that right. If you want to support Black-owned businesses, the best things you can do are to buy from them and promote them to your networks. To make that easier for you to do, Nile started our Quarantine Monday series, where we highlight a different Black-owned business and give out a discount to our followers every Monday. If you’re a business interested in being featured, click here. If you want to know more about the discounts we’ve already given out, keep reading!
So, let us hip you to some game. First and foremost, you can always find businesses offering exclusive discounts on Nile by using our “Discounts Available” filter for your searches and browses. Just head to theNileList.com and use the search bar on the homepage.
You can also use this filter when you are browsing and discovering new Black-owned businesses in our Discover section.
Every business that has a special Nile discount will also have a notation on their listing in the Connection section. But make sure you’re signed up as a registered user on our site, or else you won’t be able to view it!
We work hard to connect with dope Black-owned businesses and get you the discounts that you want and deserve. Follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook (@theNileList) to stay up to date on the dope businesses we feature and the discounts we secure! Check out the businesses we’ve highlighted for Quarantine Monday so far below.
Quarantine Monday Highlighted Businesses
Mike D’s BBQ
Mike D's is an award winning line of signature BBQ sauces and all-purpose dry rubs. Their sauces are a twist on the traditional BBQ sauces with some unique seasonins and spice levels. Shop Mike D's today and get 15% off your purchase using the code NILE15 at checkout!
If you're already a Mike D’s fan, make sure you leave a review on the business's Nile listing!
Marie Hunter Beauty
Marie Hunter Beauty is a cosmetics and fragrances company made for the Modern Muse. Boldly empowering wo(men) with beauty, confidence and class, this brand, founded by KéNisha Ruff, offers unparallelled personal and home care. Shop Marie Hunter today and get 15% off your purchase using the code MHBXNILE at checkout!
If you're already a Marie Hunter Beauty fan, make sure you leave a review on the business's Nile listing!
The Green Laundress
The Green Laundress offers the best laundry products at the lowest prices online. Owner Erica Ahmed started the company after having a hard time finding commercial products on her journey to natural cleaning. She started researching and experimenting until she found the right combination of natural, non-toxic ingredients to make eco- and people- friendly products. Shop The Green Laundress today and get 10% off your purchase using the code GREENNILE2020 at checkout!
If you're already a Green Laundress fan, make sure you leave a review on the business's Nile listing!
Positive Creative Energy
Positive Creative Energy owner, Jemila Pratt, designs handmade greeting cards and small batch body & hair products made with organic ingredients. These beautiful *handmade* greeting cards are crafted and designed with love, positive creative energy, and dopeness. And we all need alladat right now. Shop Positive Creative Energy today and get 10% off your purchase using the code PCE10 at checkout!
If you're already a Positive Creative Energy fan, make sure you leave a review on the business's Nile listing!
Smell Good Spa
Smell Good Spa owner, Itiel McVay, create aromatic products for women who are making a conscientious change in their personal care products. The company mission is to produce fine, quality products, to encourage women to seek healthier options in their bath and body care and aromatic home products. Shop Smell Good Spa today and get 20% off your purchase using the code NILE20 at checkout!
If you're already a Smell Good Spa fan, make sure you leave a review on the business's Nile listing!
Designs by Tee
Designs by Tee's owner is a social worker who created this brand to put positive energy and imagery out into the world. Each sale supports homeless children and families in NYC. Shop Designs by Tee today and get 10% off your purchase of fope tees and statement wear using the code TEENILE10 at checkout!
If you're already a Designs by Tee fan, make sure you leave a review on the business's Nile listing!
You can always check out Loza Tam's website to find some of the best headwear on the market. These headbands, turbans, and headwraps are pre-tied for ease (because who has time for dat?) and are satin-lined to keep your hair lookin' and feelin' great underneath. Buy one for yourself and two for your favorite lady! Shop Loza Tam today and get 10% off your purchase using the code NILE10 at checkout!
If you're already a Loza Tam fan, make sure you leave a review on the business's Nile listing!
Oh-Mazing is just that. This from-scratch granola company was founded by Stephanie Williams, a mom of two based in Washington, DC. Stephanie's love for cooking was sparked later in life during her college years when she began to miss home-cooked meals. A former Biology major, all of Stephanie's research and experiments are now conducted in the kitchen. And thank goodness for that! Her granola caught Nile's eye in the Shop Made in DC store, and has become a Nile favorite ever since. As one Nil-vigator said after finally trying this granola upon Nile's encouragement, "I am sorry I doubted you!" Don't doubt us - it's truly oh-mazing. Dopest part about it? If you shop Oh-Mazing today, you get 15% off your purchase using the code NILE15 at checkout!
If you're already an Oh-Mazing Food fan, make sure you leave a review on the business's Nile listing!
Beija Flor Naturals
Beija-Flor Naturals is a hair, bath and body brand that will blow your mind. This dope brand has nearly a decade as a Curly Girl favorite product line in addition to skincare that is effective, exotic and unique in the green beauty market! Use code NILE for 15% off today.
If you're already an Beija-Flor fan, make sure you leave a review on the business's Nile listing!
Spoon & Theory Handmade
Spoon and Theory handmade is a Black-owned creative arts, jewelry and aromatherapy goods store that provides everything from upcycled leather to Eco- inspired laser cut jewelry + aromatherapy diffuser jewelry + aromatherapy body + home goods. Right now, they even have awesome triple-layered masks! Use code NILE15 for 15% off today.
Leave Spoon & Theory a review on their Nile listing to further support the business!
Lizzie's Natural Products
Lizzie's All-natural Products creates fresh, natural, toxin free products for your home and body. Their promise is to provide you with quality products that your skin will love and benefit from. Lizzie's products are made with real, pure, simple and plant based ingredients that are good for your skin from head to toe. The eczema butter is a gem, and the hand sanitizer is a great alternative that will leave your hands feeling good and clean without the harshness. Not to mention, the specially-formulated laundry detergent is amazing for sensitive skin and lasts forever!! Use the code NILELIST5 for 5% off your purchase.
Leave Lizzie's a review on their Nile listing to further support the business!
AcARRE™ is a natural prestige brand of multi-use bioactive beauty products for the beauty minimalist to age beautifully, based on modernized African and Pacific Islander ancestry elements delivering multi-level benefits, bringing balance to the skin. Not to mention, the specially-formulated facial care will help get your face right, even with all that mask-wearing!! Use the code NILELOVE for 15% off your purchase.
Leave AcARRe a review on their Nile listing to further support the business!
Mother’s Day Guide
For Mother's Day this year, Nile put together a gift guide to help people make the most of it for the special ladies in their lives. But the discounts didn't stop with Mother’s Day! All the wine lovers, lipstick wearers, journal-ers, and chocolate-fiends can still get their fix, with discounts, from the dope brands that we highlighted in our guide. Check out the discounts we still have available and make every day Mother’s Day with some dope Black brands.