Celebrating Latinx-Owned Businesses with our September Collection

September 15th through October 15th is Hispanic Heritage Month, where we celebrate the cultures, contributions, and resilience of Latinx, Hispanic and Latino-identified communities around the world. Snappy is proudly celebrating this year with our brand-new September Snappy Collection!

Our September Collection features products from Latinx-owned and operated businesses, which means every item makes a direct impact!

Keep scrolling to take a sneak peek at some of the amazing businesses offered in the collection. 

Melinda’s Hot Sauce

“Fire can create, or fire can destroy. It all hinges on how it's harnessed. In skilled hands, fire turns darkness into light, sand into glass, and even meat into dinner. And when entrusted to the culinary artists over at Melinda's, the fire locked within a cornucopia of peppers unlocks complex and satisfying flavors. Anyone can strike a match, but few can strike a balance. A balance where heat and flavor come together as equals. Set your mouth on flavor.”

Mia del Mar

“The spirit of travel lives in Mia del Mar. Our beauty products get you to step out of your everyday routine and into adventure.The magic lies in our proven formulas and your confident playful attitude. With a fresh, rested sophistication, you’re ready to turn up the heat *wink* in any situation.

Our Collections combine nature’s most effective, tropical ingredients with scientifically-backed formulas created by the experts of Miami's most luxurious spas. We have taken the best skincare nutrients and components from these ingredients and combined them on skincare and makeup products that deliver excellent results.”

Eat Me Guilt Free

“The Eat Me Guilt Free product line was created in my home kitchen in 2013 and was created to fill a void for my original customers, which were clients I worked closely with to craft nutrition programs, helping with everything from disease management to improving labs, to just being able to move and feel better about themselves.  

We were born and grew based on social listening and meeting the diverse needs of the consumers we serve, which is why we pride ourselves on being able to regularly expand our suite of products that cater to those needs. Our consumer base continues to consistently broaden – from athletes to bariatric patients to everyday consumers who are conscious about what they put into their bodies – for a range of reasons beyond outward appearances. 

Our Baked Products currently include Brownies, Cakes, Cookies, Tortillas and Bread, but of course, Eat Me Guilt Free is always working round the clock on creative ways to innovate your favorite foods.

In a nutshell, we are the best tasting and most convenient portable protein on the market.”

JZD

“JZD is a Queer Latina owned lifestyle brand that builds community and celebrates cultura every day! JZD started in 2016 because we felt like we needed a reminder of our power. Our first successful product is the now iconic Pink Latina Power Tee. When that tee blew up we realized that so many of you felt the same way. At that moment we decided to focus on creating products that made us feel represented and connected to our roots. We’ve grown and changed but at the core this brand is still on a mission to tell not only our story, but yours too.”

The Pinole Project

“The Pinole Project is a Mexican-American Food Company. Our abuela (grandmother) Adela's Pinole Chia Oatmeal recipe is now in pantries nationwide! 

Adela was a strong and mighty woman. She'd always say, ‘Pinole will make you strong.’ She would add Pinole to many of her recipes, including oatmeal!

She was inspired by the Tarahumara of Northern Mexico who eat Pinole to fuel long distances.

Pinole is an Aztec Superfood made of high protein and fiber chia seeds and non-gmo heirloom corn. Our Pinole is grown on the independent, sustainable farms of Oaxaca, Mexico.”

Ceremonia

“Ceremonia is a clean hair care brand rooted in Latinx heritage.

Ceremonia is on a mission to empower a confident natural that feels as good as it looks. We’re manifesting modern day rituals, stemming from rich culture, that feed your hair from the roots and beyond, because hair wellness is the key to unlocking the best hair days. Our hair ritual celebrates the longevity of healthier hair through unparalleled formulas that make a real impact.”

The Honest Company 

“We’re a wellness brand empowering people to live happy, healthy lives. And we’re also people, just like you. When our founder couldn’t find one brand to trust for all her everyday needs, she had to create it. And she knew that there had to be others out there looking for safe products, simple solutions and clear information about their choices, just like her. If you want trusted, effective products that work for your family, your home and yourself, you’re Honest, too. We know that everything you put on, in and around your body matters. A lot. That’s why we hold ourselves to an Honest standard of safety and transparency. We even develop many of our formulas right in our in-house lab. 

We also believe that a happy, healthy life should be a right, not a privilege. Since day one, our social initiatives and community partnerships have ensured that more people have access to safe, effective options when they need it the most.”

Gustos Coffee Company

“In the spring of 1999 Gustos Coffee Co. was founded by Daniel Omar Torres and Grisel León. A mutual admiration for coffee, driven by their new found love fueled their passion for the industry. The challenges they faced along the way were surpassed by their natural resilience, which gave way to the elaboration of the finest Puerto Rican specialty coffee.

Uncompromising attention to quality and service is where it all begins, at our farm in Yauco, Puerto Rico.

Fully ripened cherries sourced from specially selected farms are handpicked, wet-milled and dried at low temperatures. This preserves their unique, organic character producing a consistent flavor and aromatic experience. A rigorous selection process, in accordance with the Specialty Coffee Association, ensures every seed we harvest meets the highest level of standard.”

XIO by Ylette

“Ylette is a Miami-based Cuban-American fashion-forward entrepreneur, jewelry designer, and influencer. The company was inspired and named after Ylette’s grandmother Xiomara, whom Ylette credits with instilling in her a love for entrepreneurship, a passion for jewelry, and a deep admiration for the story each unique piece tells.”

Shop Latinx

“Shop Latinx is a community of brilliant creators and entrepreneurs with rich stories and deeply intentional practices. Each brand on the site was born from a labor of love, and we value our partnership with these makers above everything else. We’ve curated SLX to highlight the multiplicity of Latinidad and showcase distinctive products that have been made with purpose, love and so much soul. Our hope is for the Latinx community to feel seen and celebrated with an intentional shopping space that was created by our people, for our people.”

Nopalera

“Nopalera was founded to elevate and celebrate Latin culture. Our products are inspired by the beauty and richness of Mexico. 

The nopal cactus is an ancient symbol of Mexican culture. It’s also one of the most sustainable, nourishing, and resilient crops in the world. You can eat it, make textiles from it, and use it to hydrate your skin and hair.

We’ve taken our inspiration–and our name–from this incredible plant. It’s strong, resilient, and beautiful. Just like us.”

Hija de tu Madre

“Hija de tu Madre celebrates the beautiful mess that is being Latina and Latinx. Each piece of art and clothing is inspired by my cultural crossroads.

The goal of Hija de tu Madre is to create fashionable statements of identity. I want to create apparel that is the perfect depiction of my cultural intersection. What's more American than denim? And what's more Mexican than la Virgen de Guadalupe? Our fashion serves as reminders of where we come from and who we are. Our clothes provide us with a sense of familiarity, home, and belonging.

Hija de tu Madre is a creative outlet that celebrates the complexities of being a product of more than one culture. Thus, Hija de tu Madre caters to Latinx who bravely question everything, while reconciling our complicated history, culture, and identity. The brand is an ode to mujeres who are unapologetically Latina.”

Tata Harper Skincare

“A pioneer in natural luxury skincare, Tata couldn't find 100% natural products that were up to her impeccable standards of efficacy, quality, and purity. So she started Tata Harper Skincare to make them - for herself, and for women like her who refuse to risk their health for beauty. If she doesn’t feel that a product is perfect, we won’t launch it.”

Luna Sundara

“Luna Sundara was founded upon a creative spirit and loving purpose: to empower Latin American artisans by showcasing their unique craft to the U.S. market.

When co-founder and native Peruvian Sandra Manay was in her senior year of college at Parsons School of Design, she’d planned to launch a clothing brand featuring traditional Peruvian fabrics, textures and designs. However, as she explored her spiritual side through full moon gatherings and summer equinoxes, she noticed her friends using popular Peruvian oils, some of which were hard to find in the U.S. Recognizing this consumer demand for Peruvian-based aromatherapy oils, and understanding how to channel it in a way that spoke to her passions and heritage was a pivotal moment in the formation of her company.

Encouraged by her partner and co-founder Thomas Konik, the duo officially registered Luna Sundara as a wellness company in 2014. By simultaneously grounding its name in the natural world and the beauty of the physical form (“Luna” means “moon” in Spanish; “Sundara” is Sanskrit for “beautiful”), the company established a commitment to enrich people’s health and well being through sustainable, natural means.”

Rare Beauty

“Rare Beauty is breaking down unrealistic standards of perfection. ​

This is makeup made to feel good in, without hiding what makes you unique—because Rare Beauty is not about being someone else, but being who you are.”

Loisa

“It was about time for an upgrade, yea? Latin flavors had been held hostage by artificial ingredients, MSG, and unnecessary fillers for far too long. We craved change, and figured we weren’t the only ones wanting better. So, from our homes in NYC, we started Loisa, and created organic versions of the most famous Latin seasoning pair - Sazón y Adobo - proudly flavored for all to share.”

Cuyana

“Karla started Cuyana alongside co-founder Shilpa Shah with the vision of creating a global design house that inspires intentional buying through pieces that are crafted with integrity. Founded on the philosophy of fewer, better, Cuyana encourages customers to purchase fewer but better quality pieces that they will love and treasure for years to come.”

beautyblender

“Founder Rea Ann Silva’s experience spans a 20-year journey as one of the most sought-after Hollywood makeup artists in the industry. As the creative force behind beautyblender, she single-handedly changed the beauty game. The one-of-a-kind edgeless makeup sponge ensured her clients looked impeccable on camera in high-definition. The category-creator quickly won countless beauty awards and is now beloved by both makeup aficionados and newbies as the go-to tool for achieving a perfectly blended complexion. Today, beautyblender continues to drive innovation with products that require minimal effort yet offer maximum results.” 

eje 64

“We are eje 64, a design company offering home decor by Latinx artists and artisans. Our artists are centered in our offerings. We believe that through the specificity of their art we can break through the stereotypes and commodification of latinx culture and art.  By bringing their art and decor into your home we hope you can make your home feel alive, connected and personal.”

Honey Baby Naturals

“Hitting the market in 2016, Honey Baby Naturals has certainly become the bee’s knees, securing Target, Walmart, Sally Beauty, CVS, Rite Aid and several hundred independent beauty retailers nationwide. Former chemical engineer, Aisha Ceballos-Crump created the products to meet the various needs for her three kids‘ unique hair textures.

 Her own homemade products stemmed from her grandmother‘s secret hair ingredient ‘miel,’ or honey in Spanish. Honey Baby Naturals was created for mothers who are still searching for amazing and effective products for their kids.”

Josefa

Growing up in Mexico, I have memories of sitting around my grandparents' dining  table on Sunday afternoons with my cousins, aunts, and uncles, everyone taking turns scooping cajeta out of a jar and spreading it on toast, pouring it on ice cream, or just eating it by the spoonful. There was a connection, a captivation of all senses, that brought us all joy. Through cajeta we celebrated life’s simple moments and created unforgettable memories. 

When I moved to LA in 2017, I became eager to share this cherished treat with those around me. I wanted to celebrate my heritage and allow others to experience the same connection that cajeta brought to my family. Josefa was born out of this desire. It’s my wish that our cajeta provides you and your loved ones with joy and fond memories around the table.”

Cafe Con Libros

“Cafe con Libros (coffee with books) is an intersectional Feminist community bookstore and coffee shop. Through our choice of books, programming and great coffee, we endeavor to create a vibrant community space where everyone; specifically female-identified folx, feel centered, affirmed and celebrated.”

Volcanica Coffee

“Our inspiration came from frequent trips to our homeland of Costa Rica, where we constantly enjoyed coffee with tremendous flavor. At the same time, we knew most people in the U.S. were satisfied with tasteless, bitter coffee and were unaware that coffee could be an exotic experience.

This is why we started Volcanica Coffee, to focus on high-quality single origin coffees and help educate consumers about what coffee can truly be.”

 Rizos Curls

“Growing up, I went through many phases with my curly hair. I hid it in a tight, gelled-down ponytail, wore it à la crunchy with extra hairspray, and even straightened it with a clothes iron! As a little girl, I saved my money to buy every curl product I found - but nothing ever worked. While battling with my hair over the years, I told myself that one day I would create the very best product for curly-haired girls like me. I spent years creating the perfect formula. I wanted a product made with quality and natural ingredients that could celebrate all curl types, from my Tia’s coily strands to my sister’s loose waves. With Rizos Curls, I finally turned my dream into a reality.

Rizos Curls is created from the heart and is my perfect formula for defined, bouncy, shiny, frizz-free, soft, voluminous curls. I'm incredibly excited to share it with all of you! Curly hair is beautiful, use Rizos and go show those curls off girl!”

Pisqueya

“Although only being recently packaged and sold, the history of Pisqueya is a rich one dating back to 1986. The first batches of our hot sauce were born in the heart of Brooklyn, from a recipe passed-down through a family of Dominican cooks.

I personally oversee the creation of my handcrafted sauces, using only fresh and high quality ingredients, influenced by the natural way my ancestors cooked. I source my peppers directly from farms in the Dominican Republic. For me, this is more than a business venture; it is a cultural contribution to the place that has fed my soul.”

Concrete Geometric

“Founded in 2013, Concrete Geometric grew out of founder Krizia Flores’ love for minimalism and geometric objects.

Her love for minimalism and geometric objects stem from Krizia’s upbringing in a DIY household, passion for creating the clothes she wanted to wear and the art she wanted to see, her frequent camping trips as a child, and LA’s constantly growing industrial landscape.

Everything is handmade by Krizia in her studio in Glassel Park. Krizia’s design process always begins with shapes. She plays with lines and curves to develop a shape she’s passionate about, gathers detailed dimensions for that shape, and creates a 3D printed mold of it.”

More to come...

At Snappy, we are committed to making a difference in the world. If you know an awesome product offered by a Latinx-owned business - please let us know! Our team is looking to partner with even more amazing minority-owned businesses and, as we gain more, we will continue to add them to this list.

Want to feature a product through Snappy? Contact us at partners@snappy.com

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