Bedding Accessories from Black Owned Brands


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This post is dedicated to two African American entrepreneurs and innovators, Sarah E. Goode, and Leonard C. Bailey.  Sarah E. Goode obtained a patent in 1885 for a cabinet folding bed.  The cabinet bed (patent number 322, 177) served as a desk that could be transformed and unfolded into a bed.  It was designed with an appreciation of the small spaces in which many African Americans lived.  In 1899, Leonard C. Bailey invented and patented his folding bed for use in hospitals (patent number 629, 286).  He also noted the bed was practical for storage and easy transport. 

These pioneers helped set the stage for further ‘blackpreneurship,’ as their attainments affirm the notion that with hard work and opportunity, much can be accomplished.  And it is with their legacies in our heart that we review bedding accessories from black owned brands.  These include linens, duvet/comforter covers,  comforters, blankets, satin pillowcases, and bedding options from children and youth brands.  You will find 50+ items.  See the companies and product links below for additional details. 

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  • IQ Studio offers a diverse selection of colorful and thematic duvet covers fashioned after such themes as a world map, music, and lion to name a few.  Full to king sizes are available. 
  • Izzie & Liv offers a selection of 100% polyester fleece blankets with various cultural themes.  Blankets are 50 x 60. 
  • Joon Africa offers a comforter and a duvet cover for children/youth that are rainbow safari themed.  Both are extra large twin sized.
  • Justina Blakeney has a selection of cotton duvet and quilt sets that are available at Target.  Other duvet and quilt sets in various textiles can be found on the company website.  Items come in full/queen and king. Products are also available on Amazon (Advertisement).

In reviewing these items, I hope you find bedding accessories that work for you.  

Happy Shopping!  Happy Black History Month!

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  1. Essington, Amy.  “Sarah E. Goode. (C 1855? – 1905).” 5 November, 2010.
  2. Sgamebelluri, Sabriana.  “Leonard C. Bailey (1825 – 1918).”  16 July, 2018.
  3. “L. C. Baily Folding Bed.”
  4. “Sarah E. Goode Cabinet Bed.”
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