Sknmuse Founder Ezinne Iroanya Strives To “Authentically Represent What Black Luxury Means To Us”

When Ezinne Iroanya, founder skincare and body care brand Sknmuse, won the $20,000 Cantu Elevate Grant last month, it felt like a full-circle moment. Before she moved to Oklahoma on her own at 16 years old,...

New Luxury Brand Ever Amid Elevates Beauty Essentials To Everyday Art

“It’s the age-old story, make something for yourself, and you will want to share it with the world,” says Nadine Boyd, founder of the new brand Ever Amid. “That’s really where it came from.” In Boyd’s case,...

Shopify’s Mistake, Amazon’s Struggles, Recession Fears And IBMG’s Live Show: A Look At July 2022’s Big Retail News

Airplanes are full, and nobody seems to want patio furniture. The U-turn in United States consumer spending from goods to services has thrown retailers for a loop. Add in wallops of stubbornly high inflation, a generally rocky economy...

The End Of Roe Has Emboldened Sexual Wellness Entrepreneurs And Investors

Sexual health and wellness companies have been on a tear for the past few years, making unprecedented gains in market capitalization, retail distribution and funding. But outside forces have the potential to bring the boom to an...

The Crayon Case Wants To Be The Next Cover Girl—And It’s Racked Up $50M In Sales On Its Way To Getting There

If you don’t know Raynell “Supa Cent” Steward from her social media fame, you might recognize her brand The Crayon Case’s school supply-inspired products that are a favorite of amateur makeup artists. “The idea came from me teaching...