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BlackTravelBox | TSA-Friendly Hair and Skin Care

Help relaunch the Away x Glossier for Black travel

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Project Description

Made For Life On The Go

 

BlackTravelBox® is the only brand focused on serving the $109B+ Black travel industry with clean, luxury hair and skincare products are made for life on the go.

Our mission is to enable travelers of color to look and feel their best wherever they go, so they can fully embrace the journey.

Our anhydrous balms and bars are designed to last longer, travel better, and are safe to use so the only thing our customers have to worry about is enjoying the destination.

clean cruelty free non-toxic beauty

 

Our travel friendly packaging and formulations make packing, carrying (on), and using them simple and easy. We're also dedicated to making products that do no harm to our customers and our environment.

 

Changing The Face of Travel Personal Care


Black women have many shades of beauty and spend a ton on their routines, but the beauty market doesn't cater to them.  

So when they travel - packing, carrying on, and using their favorite products is a hassle and distraction.  That's why I created BlackTravelBox®.

BLACKTRAVELBOX® is a multi-cultural lifestyle brand that gives traveler lovers the freedom to enjoy their experiences.
Image: @asiyami_gold

 

The Market Is Untapped And Growing


Even though African American leisure travelers spent $109.6 Billion in 2019 on travel and Black women spend nine times more on hair care and beauty products than all other ethnic groups...

We’re still woefully underrepresented In the marketplace.

Black consumers are underrepresented in travel and beauty
Image: Travel Noire

Hotel, airlines, and beauty brands aren’t providing what we need. This lack of inclusion poses a massive opportunity. 

 

Travel Is Much More Than Vacation - It's Selfcare


For the Black community travel is a major form of selfcare, allowing us to connect with ourselves, each other, and the world around us.

BIPOC Diversity in Travel Consensus Report

Working around a global beauty double standard only distracts from the experience. 

Our purpose is to promote wellness and self-care within the Black community through travel.

 

My Founder Journey


As you can see, there’s been a huge movement in the culture of travel over the last decade. More and more people of color are seeking out adventure and traveling the world - and I’m one of them.  

Orion Brown Founder & CEO of BlackTravelBox

 

Creating BlackTravelBox has been a labor of love and an unexpected passion, full of ups and downs. But nothing is as impactful as hearing from our customers that the brand and products are phenomenal and represent THEM. They feel seen.

Before becoming a full-time entrepreneur, I led brand strategy for Oracle, consumer brand marketing efforts for digital brands at Hasbro, and spent the bulk of my brand career at Kraft Foods.  I received my Bachelor of Arts from The University of Chicago (my hometown!) and hold an MBA from Duke University's Fuqua School of Business. 

In a nutshell, I’m a career brand and business strategist who’s worked with dozens of fortune 100 companies and beloved brands.  Now I am bringing that experience to a community and culture that deserves to be served and celebrated.

 

You Can Make The Difference

 

We've all heard seen the newfound interest in supporting and funding Black owned businesses. While we don't know if the charm will last, we do know there is plenty of work to do. 

BlackTravelBox® is among many minority woman owned businesses challenged with raising capital in a less than ideal environment. 

Black women founders account  for just 0.27% of the $276.7 billion in startup funding raised
Source: Pitchbook

 

This is why platforms like iFundWomen and your contributions are so important.  You will enable us to meet the growing demands of our consumers and amazing opportunities that are opening up in retail by hiring and retaining a support team, stocking inventory, and so much more.

I hope you will join us for the journey.

THANK YOU!

Orion Brown Founder & CEO of BlackTravelBox

The Campaign FAQs

Got questions? Shoot us an email! 411@theblacktravelbox.com or live chat on our site www.blacktravelbox.com

 

Anonymous
08/17/2021
Monetary Contribution
$15,000
Donna P.
08/01/2021
Limited Edition Swag Tee
$45
Deborah Wolfson
07/31/2021
Travel Playlist
$25
07/29/2021
Monetary Contribution
$100
Gabrielle Herndon
07/29/2021
Limited Edition Swag Tee
$45
Kalea
07/29/2021
Travel Playlist
$25
Scott G Metcalf
07/28/2021
Travel Is My Self-care Sleep Set
$95
Allison Click
07/26/2021
Monetary Contribution
$50
RASHIDA BOBB
07/21/2021
Limited Edition Swag Tee
$45
Michelle Williams
07/21/2021
Travel Is My Self-care Sleep Set
$95
Monetary Contribution

Give what you can because you support our community, concept, or founder!

26 Supporters
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25.00 USD
Travel Playlist

Long flights, early morning walks, and museum tours just aren't the same without a custom soundtrack to set the mood. Grab one (or more!) of our five curated travel playlists and get in the groove.  Available on Spotify & Tidal.

16 Supporters
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45.00 USD
Limited Edition Swag Tee

This custom made tee by HeartSleeve (a NOLA based Black fashion brand) features the super light and stretchy Bella brand favorite tee in Black with gold sparkle lettering. Hand cut for an off the shoulder easy fit. BLACKTRAVELBOX on the front. #TravelInColor on the back.

Sizes S-2XL

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31 Supporters
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95.00 USD
Travel Is My Self-care Sleep Set

Get pre-order access to our newest offerings for holiday! What's the best way to fight jet lag? Sleep!

This travel set includes:

(1) Mulberry Silk pillowcase

(1) Mulberry Silk Hair Tie

(1) Mulberry Silk Weighted Eye Cover

...and the best noise cancelling earplugs we've found anywhere. All to help you sleep like a baby. 

76 Left
24 Supporters
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175.00 USD
Ultimate Wake Up Refreshed Bundle

Are you serious about making the next trip your ultimate relaxation experience? Looking for the perfect gift for the travel lover who's been in lock down all year? This is it!

In this bundle you'll get our...

- (1) Mulberry Silk Travel Pillow Case

- (1) Mulberry Silk Hair Tie

- (1) Mulberry Silk Weighted Sleep Mask

- (1) Travel Is My Selfcare Journal

Plus! A bonus (1) Relax aromatherapy rollerball, (1) Relax spa travel candle, and a BLACKTRAVELBOX tote.

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16 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
#BlackGirlMagic Dinner on The Vineyard

Join us in California wine country for luxe curated event featuring local and nationally known keynote guests and an opportunity to hang with some of the baddest gals in travel, beauty and beyond. Includes a farm to table meal, wine tasting, and goodie bag worth over $250! 

Your safety and peace of mind is our top priority, so we’ll make sure this trip is scheduled when it’s safe. (Aug-Sept 2021)

UPDATE!! We are now confirmed for Saturday Aug 21st 2021.

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12 Supporters
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Give what you can because you support our community, concept, or founder!

26 Supporters
Select this reward
25.00 USD
Travel Playlist

Long flights, early morning walks, and museum tours just aren't the same without a custom soundtrack to set the mood. Grab one (or more!) of our five curated travel playlists and get in the groove.  Available on Spotify & Tidal.

16 Supporters
Select this reward
45.00 USD
Limited Edition Swag Tee

This custom made tee by HeartSleeve (a NOLA based Black fashion brand) features the super light and stretchy Bella brand favorite tee in Black with gold sparkle lettering. Hand cut for an off the shoulder easy fit. BLACKTRAVELBOX on the front. #TravelInColor on the back.

Sizes S-2XL

19 Left
31 Supporters
Select this reward
95.00 USD
Travel Is My Self-care Sleep Set

Get pre-order access to our newest offerings for holiday! What's the best way to fight jet lag? Sleep!

This travel set includes:

(1) Mulberry Silk pillowcase

(1) Mulberry Silk Hair Tie

(1) Mulberry Silk Weighted Eye Cover

...and the best noise cancelling earplugs we've found anywhere. All to help you sleep like a baby. 

76 Left
24 Supporters
Select this reward
175.00 USD
Ultimate Wake Up Refreshed Bundle

Are you serious about making the next trip your ultimate relaxation experience? Looking for the perfect gift for the travel lover who's been in lock down all year? This is it!

In this bundle you'll get our...

- (1) Mulberry Silk Travel Pillow Case

- (1) Mulberry Silk Hair Tie

- (1) Mulberry Silk Weighted Sleep Mask

- (1) Travel Is My Selfcare Journal

Plus! A bonus (1) Relax aromatherapy rollerball, (1) Relax spa travel candle, and a BLACKTRAVELBOX tote.

34 Left
16 Supporters
Select this reward
500.00 USD
#BlackGirlMagic Dinner on The Vineyard

Join us in California wine country for luxe curated event featuring local and nationally known keynote guests and an opportunity to hang with some of the baddest gals in travel, beauty and beyond. Includes a farm to table meal, wine tasting, and goodie bag worth over $250! 

Your safety and peace of mind is our top priority, so we’ll make sure this trip is scheduled when it’s safe. (Aug-Sept 2021)

UPDATE!! We are now confirmed for Saturday Aug 21st 2021.

13 Left
12 Supporters
Select this reward