THE FIVE provides a weekly spotlight on black businesses around the world (Week of 8/24):

YOWIE is a home and life shop focused on curating small collections from friends, independent artists, and designers.

Ruby Love is an apparel company rooted in the belief that periods should never stop women from doing, being and going.

Linoto makes amazing linen sheets that help you sleep better, linen napkins and tablecloths that enhance your dining and entertaining events, linen curtains that beautify your home, and linen spa towels that rejuvenate and refresh your bath and shower experience.


Anya Lust Inspired by endless romance, decadent sensuality, and intoxicating femininity, Anya Lust is a lingerie dreamland, created for free-spirited women to revel in pleasure and all that makes life so incredibly beautiful.

Scent & Fire is an all natural candle brand for scent enthusiasts who enjoy aroma-driven mood enhancers to beautify their environments.