Welcome to Black Owned, a series that celebrates the brilliant Black entrepreneurs doing bits in the UK.
Despite the challenges, the community continues to create important and brilliant work – and we’re here to make sure that you know about it.
This week, we’ve got artist Nicola Lespeare. She’s founded her own representative greeting cards company in a bid to put Black characters front and centre of celebrations.
Despite living in a multicultural society, when was the last time you saw a Black woman on a birthday card or Black hands on an engagement slip?
It’s this glaring gap that Nicola’s eponymous brand seeks to fill because the Black community deserves representation across the board. Not only is Nicola helping to instil self-pride in her audience, but her collections are also a challenge to the industry to shape