Our Amazing Brands' Journey Towards Sustainable Global Goals
In the heart of Julo lies a profound narrative – one where every product and brand carries the torch of positive impact, lighting the path towards a sustainable and equitable world. As a platform celebrating the magnificence of Black-owned businesses, we are thrilled to showcase the extraordinary strides our brands have taken in aligning with the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
At Julo, we celebrate these brands not just for their exceptional products but for their relentless pursuit of a better world. This page is a tribute to their good deeds, a testament to their impact, and an invitation for you to join us in supporting brands that do more than create—they inspire change, foster community, and build a legacy of sustainability and equity.
Through innovative agricultural practices and nourishing food products, these brands contribute to a world where no one is left behind, addressing the very roots of poverty and hunger.
Askyanya is known for being a labor of love, for they have employed more than 3,000 Haitian farmers in their business. Their chocolates are made with natural ingredients sourced directly from Haitian farmers and handcrafted in Haiti by women. Les Chocolateries Askanya is Haiti’s first premier bean-to-bar chocolate company. It exclusively uses Haitian cacao to produce their chocolate.
BROOKLYN BREWED SORREL
Since launching in 2020, Brooklyn Brewed Sorrel has championed a heartwarming initiative named "BUY + GIVE," a testament to the brand's commitment to fostering community support and philanthropy. Rooted in the principle that life's journey may at times require us to extend a hand of support or to graciously receive one, "BUY + GIVE" reflects Brooklyn Brewed Sorrel's dedication to acting as a beacon of positivity and assistance. This initiative beautifully encapsulates the brand's ethos of communal uplift and social responsibility, inviting its customers and the wider community to partake in a shared mission of benevolence. By integrating this cycle of giving into its business model, Brooklyn Brewed Sorrel not only enriches the lives of individuals in need but also strengthens the bonds within the community, demonstrating that collective goodwill can indeed forge a path to a brighter, more supportive future for all.
GOOD HEALTH AND WELL-BEING
Wellness is at the core of numerous brands, offering products that heal, rejuvenate, and promote holistic health, embodying the essence of good health and well-being.
A DOZEN COUSINS
Over the past few years, A Dozen Cousins has dedicated itself to community support through various initiatives, starting in 2019 with a partnership with The Sustainable Food Center's Happy Kitchen/La Cocina Alegre, sponsoring cooking and nutrition classes for 50 families, emphasizing budget-friendly and culturally relevant education. In 2020, the brand made an in-kind donation to Project Potluck, supporting People of Color in the Consumer Packaged Goods industry, alongside Beanfields and Mason Dixie Foods. The following year, 2021, saw A Dozen Cousins donating proceeds from their "Kitchen Collection," curated by Latina artists for Hispanic Heritage Month, to the Los Angeles Community Fridges, supporting a volunteer-run network of public refrigerators that facilitates food sharing among community members in need. Through these actions, A Dozen Cousins has showcased its commitment to nourishing communities, fostering diversity, and promoting sustainability.
Campfire Coffee, stands as a beacon for promoting outdoor recreation and education. As a registered non-profit organization in Washington State, its mission is dedicated to making nature more accessible to everyone, particularly for those historically excluded due to financial or other barriers. By supporting organizations with aligned goals, Campfire Explorers Club contributes significantly towards a more equitable and accessible natural environment. This initiative underscores the importance of physical and mental well-being through outdoor activities, ensuring that the joys and health benefits of the natural world are within reach for all.
BEAUTIFUL CURLY ME
Ona Zoe Oli
Beautiful Curly Me was founded on a mission to empower every young black girls everywhere. Beautiful Curly Me is a celebration of the magic of curly hair, dreams and abilities and all the things that make young black and brown girls special. It aims to develop positive self esteem in young girls and to help them become more self-confident. The company was co-founded by an 8-year-old girl, who has gone through a time when she didn't like her hair and now wants to encourage girls everywhere to celebrate their precious tresses.
CONVO AND CHILL
Eugene Osei and Stephen Amoah
Convo and Chill offers a collection of conversation starters designed to enhance mental and emotional wellness among couples and friends. This amazing product encourages meaningful dialogues on topics related to personal health, well-being, and mindfulness, providing a unique opportunity to deepen understanding and empathy within relationships. Engaging in these discussions can lead to greater awareness of mental health, promote emotional support, and foster a supportive community. It's an enjoyable way to spend a game night, filled with enlightening conversations that not only entertain but also contribute to the overall well-being of participants.
Dr. Priscilla Johnson
EcoDaisy’s goal is to protect the environment, leave a legacy and help others do the same with her environmentally friendly cleaning products. The founder of EcoDaisy wanted to ensure the products were healthy for both the consumer to use and breathe in. She also focused on their environmental impact, specifically for aquatic life.
By supporting educational programs and advocating for women's empowerment, our brands stand at the forefront of creating inclusive opportunities and breaking barriers.
CarriBrew emphasizes sustainable and equitable business practices, ensuring that each purchase directly supports income generation, improves access to education, and strengthens communities. By offering technical assistance and a no-interest revolving loan fund to their farmers, CarriBrew empowers Haiti's coffee growers, affirming the belief that conscious consumer decisions can lead to fair and dignified livelihoods for these vital partners. This approach highlights CarriBrew's dedication to fostering positive impacts through fair business partnerships.
Partake, under the leadership of Denise, a Black & Asian American woman, is deeply committed to enhancing the visibility of Black and female entrepreneurship and broadening the horizon for underrepresented individuals aspiring to careers in the food and beverage industry. In 2020, Denise initiated the Black Futures in Food & Beverage, an annual fellowship program designed to mentor students from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). This impactful program aims to guide these students towards securing internships and job opportunities by the conclusion of the fellowship, thereby opening doors and fostering a more inclusive and diverse industry landscape.
Michelle Robinson, the owner of DEMIblue Clean and Vegan Nail Polish Brand, was inspired by her mom’s experience with cancer. What started as a desire to help her mom turned into a clean beauty nail brand, "DEMIblue," which now focuses on a community of underrepresented women in the health and wellness space. DEMIblue Clean Nail Brand strives to educate on the toxic ingredients found in many conventional nail polish products and provide a healthier, cleaner, better alternative.