Staff Report, blackbusiness.org
Typically, we don’t give much thought to who is the owner of the companies that produce the products we use. From toothpaste to mouthwash, soap to laundry detergent, bathroom products, and all the other products we use on a daily basis, all are made by companies that were started by entrepreneurs with an idea to solve a problem or make life a little easier. And guess what? Some of these entrepreneurs are African-American.
Here are a three black-owned companies that make common household products that we use every day:
#1 – Toilet Paper — Freedom Paper Company
Headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland, this Black-owned manufacturer / distributor produces economical bathroom tissue for both residential and commercial use. Privately owned and founded by CEO Kamose Muhammad, they also produce economical paper towels, paper products, and dispensers.
#2 – Mouthwash — Garner’s Garden
Based in Fort Washington, Maryland, this Black-owned company makes 100 percent all natural body care products, including mouthwash and lip balm, organic hand soap and body wash, hand and foot creams, hair care products, and facial cleansers and oils. Their extensive product line can be ordered online.
#3 – Laundry Detergent — The True Products
Based in Atlanta, Georgia-based, this company is owned by three African-American founders who are all experienced entrepreneurs. Their unique, eco-friendly laundry detergent can be purchased online or through distributors located throughout Georgia and in several other states.