People in the US celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month from September 15 to October 15. Those 30 days celebrate the cultures, histories, and futures of folks from Spain, Mexico, South America, Central America, and the Caribbean.
First observed in 1968 as Hispanic Heritage Week, the commemoration now lasts a month in the US. The 30 days chosen for observation are significant, as it encompasses several Latinx independence days: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua on September 15, Mexico on September 16, and Chile on September 18.
It’s always a great day to celebrate Latinx cultures — but it’s an especially good time during Latinx Heritage Month. Looking to our own community — the B Corp community — there are so many amazing Latinx-owned B Corps to support this month…and all year long. This list highlights and uplifts seven amazing Latinx-owned B Corps based in the US. While this list is notably a small fraction of the 5,000+ B Corps around the globe (many of which are in Latin America), we hope this list will serve as an opportunity to amplify and support the word of Latinx business owners beyond this month.
SABEResPODER, or Knowledge is Power, is on a mission to demystify information about healthcare, banking, and immigration. Designed by and for the Spanish-speaking community in the US, SABEResPODER provides over 3 million users with support and resources as they navigate major life moments.
Established in 2000, Lara Media is the largest Latinx-owned media firm in the Pacific Northwest and is certified through The Office of Minority, Women, and Emerging Small Business (OMWESB) in Oregon. Lara Media envisions a better world that is inclusive of all marginalized folks, especially BIPOC. The full-service media firm approaches marketing through a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Encantos is an educational app for kids that leverages storytelling to teach — aka “story teaching.” The app encourages creativity through immersive experiences, stories, and games. Encantos helps children build their communication, literacy, and critical thinking skills while they learn about adaptability, environmentalism, multilingualism, and more.
Creative Chi is a branding agency based in Miami that specializes in supporting sustainable brands. In addition to sustainability, Creative Chi is also committed to supporting its local community. In addition to taking on sustainable clients, Creative Chi also donates 2-5% of its annual revenue to values-aligned entrepreneurs, grassroots organizations, and charities.
Kindhumans is a sustainable marketplace that features ethical brands. The business is founded upon three principles: community, commerce, and world-changing causes And they put their money where their mouth is: 3% of every sale is donated to a charitable cause of a person’s choice.
Koa + Roy sells body-care products that are designed for the health of humans and the planet. The California-based company uses ethically-sourced ingredients for their plastic-free, Zero Waste lotion and soap bars. Koa + Roy also combats deforestation through partnerships with One Tree Planted and Trees for Future, Koa + Roy plants a new tree for every product sold.
Sozy is a portmanteau for soft and cozy…and it certainly lives up to its name. Sozy is ethical down to the thread, with every garment patterned, cut, and sewn by hand in Los Angeles, CA. Sozy sells clothing you can feel good about and in, the brand donates 10% of profits to survivors of sexual violence and an additional 10% to organizations that support communities in need and the environment.