THE FIVE provides a weekly spotlight on black businesses around the world (Week of 12/28):

Tree Fairfax creates leather goods made to order by hand. Each bag is hand cut, burnished and sewn by hand, with each piece being created with love and care. Tree Fairfax uses leather hides with natural imperfections and incorporates them into each bag, giving you a one of a kind piece while also cutting back on waste.


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Interior Motives provides functional design solutions with your taste in mind. The products encourage you to be creative and unique in the layout of your interior space. Will Smith, the Chief Operator, was a contestant on HGTV Design Star and has impeccable Taste and Style. Each item on this site was hand picked by Interior Design professionals so each piece is current and unique and will provide lasting style and longevity to your interior space.


Clare makes paint shopping simple with designer-curated colors, mess-free peel and stick paint swatches, and premium, zero VOC paint delivered to your door. Zero VOC means they’re free of toxic, carbon-based solvents that pollute the air and pose health risks. Our paint meets rigorous emissions standards, releases fewer pollutants, and supports healthier indoor air. Need help choosing? Our interactive Clare Color Genius will guide you to the perfect color for your space with just a few simple questions.


JSCULPT Fitness produces a three-tier belt which promotes sweating of the midsection to reduce water weight and inches. Not all waist trainers are created equal. The JSCULPT™ workout waist trainer is different. Our unique three-tier belt is meant for babes who move. It’s free of steel boning, which can be irritating and uncomfortable to wear, and it won’t roll down. It’s designed to let you customize its cinch, so you can adjust it to whatever size you like. But it’s not only for workouts — you can wear it any day, all day and it will gradually trim your waistline.


Jam + Rico is a fashion jewelry company providing bold, unique and colorful design. Our pieces bring joy to the wearer and evoke confidence and beauty to each individual.


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