THE FIVE provides a weekly spotlight on black businesses around the world (Week of 12/7):

Vavvoune (pronounced vav•une) is a leather accessories brand recognized by way of cultured design. Introducing passionately made, wearable leather accessories, while hinting spunk in effortless ways of impression. Moods, moments of nostalgia, and functionality introduces inspiration. Making it a huge part of the creative operation and overall aesthetic.


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Roze Gold began as a beauty, fashion and lifestyle blog in 2015. After realizing that your business should not only be based off of your passion, but service to others, Roze Gold Marketing Agency was born. Roze Gold is the go to for budding brands needing clarity and a plan on how to reach their consumers, serving as your businesses personal marketing agency, always keeping the client’s needs at the forefront of our innovative ideas.


MYAVANA provides a monthly hair kit that provides sophisticated technology that brings you 4 steps closer to your ultimate hair heaven. MYAVANA uses AI technology through a mobile app, to provide you with instant style and product recommendations based on your unique hair type.


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Shades of Color, LLC  is a black owned business dedicated to bringing the highest quality African American and Inspirational gifts available.  Our brand UPLIFTS and INSPIRES through the curation of distinctive one-of-a-kind African American and faith-based gifts, home décor, stationery, accessories and calendars. Shades of Color strives to bring genuine Black Art to our communities by working with black artists nationwide to create functional items that uplift and inspire.


Oyin Homemade is an artisanal manufacturer of moisture-rich personal care products, especially formulated for highly textured hair and dry skin. Since 2003, we’ve used food-grade ingredients to create high-performance personal care products with clean, good-for-you formulas.


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