As the end of summer approaches, you may be in the market for notebooks, backpacks, and other supplies for the start of the school year.  As such there are culturally representative options from black owned brands.  See the following companies and product links for more details.

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  • Blk-ed (advertisement) offers lunch bags, back packs and sets, lunch bags and pencil cases. See their “children’s” section.




  • Not Afraid Novelties (advertisement) offers a diverse selection of thematic backpacks and lunch bags for boys and girls. Products are available in several sizes, and children with physical disabilities are included in their representation.







  • Innovative Supplies offers several themed spiral notebooks.  Different styles of paper can be selected (i.e., college and wide ruled).  Notebooks are handmade in the USA.

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  • Makeba Design and Prints offers a variety of supplies under their “products” category.  These include different themed pencil pouches, lunch bags, face masks, and backpacks.



I hope in reviewing these companies and products, you find school supplies that work for you.

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