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6 Black-Owned Stationery Brands You Will Love

February 19, 2021 No Comments
Pink leather notebook and pens from black-owned stationery brand named Paper Standards

I love a good planner. It doesn’t stop there because I love all paper goods. I can black out in Target or Marshalls when I see notebooks, notepads and cards. I don’t need any more paper goods in my home. But, that’s not going to stop me. To stay on the right side of history, I’ve been more intentional about supporting Black-owned stationery brands. The great news is that there are many to choose from!

I think that every fabulous giver needs to know where to find the good stationery. After all, there are always “Thank You” cards to be sent and gifts to be given. Step up your game with goodies from one of these six brands.

Paper Standards

I was immediately drawn to Paper Standards’ color palette. The mix of neutrals and soft pinks is everything. I bought the notebook and pen set from Paper Standards. The camel croc folio is on my wish list because it is so luxe. However, I like a certain style of calendar agenda so I need to figure out how I would use their format first.

Effie’s Paper

Effie’s Paper was one of the first Black-owned stationery brands that I learned of, after images of her Black Girl Magic collection started appearing on social. If you are looking for a great girlfriend gift, I would highly recommend one of her boxed stationery sets, like this rainbow design.

Photo Source: Effie’s Paper

Aya Paper Co.

If you’re looking for greeting cards that affirm and uplift Black people, Aya Paper Co. is where you need to be. All the cards and envelopes are also developed with recycled paper. #Sustainability

Photo source: Aya Paper Co.

Paisley Paper Co.

Cards, prints, notebooks, journals… Whatever you think you might be looking for, you will probably find it in this vibrant shop. Detroit lovers, there are a few items that will speak to your heart as well.

Photo source: Paisley Paper Co.

YayDay Paper Co.

I love that YayDay Paper Co. is a digital stationery business, providing beautiful files that you can print at home. If you’re really about this life, sign up for the subscription service that delivers curated stationery, crafting and planning files to you each month.

Photo source: YayDay Paper Co.

Copper & Brass

I promise that you will think of at least 1-2 people that you’ll want to give a Copper & Brass notebook. There are beautifully illustrated sorority-themed, HBCU-themed, and children-themed notebooks just waiting for you to grab.

Photo source: Copper & Brass


The Eeni illustrations are peak Black Girl Magic and are placed on items ranging from silk scarves to planners. I have the Libra phone case and I get so many compliments on it! If you’re not following Eeni on Instagram, you are missing out.

Photo source: Eeni


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