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Bold Xchange x Northwestern Mutual: Gathering Against the Gap

For Gather Against the Gap, a collaboration between Northwestern Mutual and the Kellogg School of Management, we handpicked an assortment befitting the occasion. This curated selection of gifts is powered by Black -owned brands from across the country, plus a gift card from a premier Black family-owned winery. Read on to learn about these brands and their stories.

Kinfolk tea packaging

Adjourn Teahouse

Adjourn Teahouse is an artisanal loose leaf tea company specializing in organic, hand crafted, full leaf tea blends. This gift includes Kinfolk, a refreshing, bright melody of peppermint, spearmint, ginger and black tea inspired by memories of summertime sun tea with mint.

Kahawa 1893 Safari Blend Medium Roast Coffee

Kahawa 1863

In the Kenyan coffee farming industry, women own only 1% of the land, but compose 90% of the workforce. Kahawa 1863 puts dollars in the hands of these women farmers, and allows its customers to do the same. Look for a QR code on the back of your bag of Safari Blend coffee to leave a tip for the farmers.

Be the Change Candle from NaturalAnnie Essentials next to a Stay Bold matchbook

NaturalAnnie Essentials

NaturalAnnie Essentials is a Black woman-owned and family-operated lifestyle soy candle company based in Bridgeport, Connecticut. They make Island-inspired, hand-poured soy candles with a feel-good vibe! These Be the Change candles come with a striking message and the scents of black amber and plum.

McBride Sisters Wine Co. gift card next to a logo'd mug

McBride Sisters Wine

Newly found sisters who had been raised across the world from one another, Robin and Andréa McBride's love affair with wine was planted within them from an early age while growing up in two of the world’s most iconic wine-growing regions. Use the code on your gift card to shop their collection at mcbridesisters.com.