As England goes into it’s second lockdown since the Covid-19 outbreak, for some it triggers anxiety. We can’t socialise indoors with anyone outside of the family unit (exceptions apply). Outdoors we can only meet one person. Presumable you could grab a coffee from home and take a walk with friend. Although, it’s not so straightforward for everyone. Yet, we do what we must to stay safe. One way to redirect that anxiety is to write. I noticed that journal writing made me more reflective and grateful for the simple things. If you don’t already keep a journal or write, now is the time. Actually, November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNOWriMo). Something therapeutic happens when pen meets paper, even if it’s penning a letter to someone far way. Here are six brands that create bold stationery, sure to light your creative fire.




When self-taught Artist and Beauty Blogger Vicky Ojo I decided create her own range of art prints with an afrocentric touch Black Belle Prints was born. From it’s inception, BlackBellePrints’ range has grown to include stationery you can expect to find, mental daily health tracker, stunning post cards and letter writing notepads.


Brown Skin Dark Lips


Founded by Solicitor and Beauty Blogger Natasha Glover, Brown Skin Dark Lips stocks good quality affordable Stationery and beauty products. Several months ago, I interviewed Natasha when she was crowdfunding for the business. She successfully raised the funds and launched her online store in September.

Brown Skin Dark Lips’ Citrus Earth Collection will bring some zing into your cosy dosy autumn days. The journals offer a combination of dotted pages, central pages for listing and blank pages to get creative.

AfroTouch Design


Georgina Fihosy is the Creator and Owner of AfroTouch Design. She started with cards and later she developed stationery, homeware and fashion range.

The USP of AfroTouch is the use cards are actually embellished with real laser cut print fabric pieces.

AfroTouch designs cards, notepads, planners and To Do List.


Dorcas is an illustrator, artist, product designer who’s essentially self-taught. Her products a fun and quirky and present an uplifting representation of Black women. The colours, patterns and style of her work are influenced by her Nigerian heritage.

Shop cards, notebooks and more from the website.

AfroTouch Design



KitsCH Noir is a multi award-winning brand, stocked nationwide in some of the UK’s leading stationery destinations. Looking for quite quirky stationery, you must check out this brand. The founder, Cherelle, designs each card with the intention to uplift and celebrate the beauty of a more inclusive, and diverse society.

On the website, you’ll find notebooks, notepads, pens, post cards and more.


Nyha Cards


Established by London illustrator and designer, Naomi C Robinson, Nyha Cards specialises in black greeting cards and multicultural cards for people of colour. You will find a selection of cards, calenders, note backs and more.

I’ve been shopping via Naomi’s Etsy shop for a few years now. I’m never disappointed with my purchases and they bring me much joy.




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