Over the past 2 weeks, people all around the world have joined together to protest the systematic racism and police brutality that has been going on for far too long. The horrifying and unjust death of George Floyd has gained our attention and shined a light on the recurring discrimination and brutality that our black community face every day...and it was about time. Together, so many are still fighting to put an end to racism and start a new era in which everybody is treated equal!
I have taken this time to educate myself about what I can do to help. In addition to signing petitions, donating and sending numerous emails, I decided to write a blog about black-owned brands that don't get the attention that they deserve. Different price points displayed. CLICK ON IMAGES FOR LINK TO BUY.
Samiro Vintage is made from strictly vintage and recycled fabrics. Sami Miro, the founder of the brand is dedicated to creating one-of-a-kind garments while remaining 100% eco-friendly. Although Samiro Vintage isn't as well known as it should be, many celebrities such as Bella Hadid, Selena Gomez and the Weekend have been spotted in their garments. To read more about this brand, click on the title and it will redirect you to their 'about' page. Bellow are some items of clothing that I really liked. To purchase any of them, you can click on the image and another page will pop up so you can add the item to your shopping bag!
SYLVESTER BLAZER IN FAUX DENIM $698
JOEL LEE TEE $248
1/1 SMV CASHMERE ZIP UP HOODIE (GREY) $425
Cushnie was founded and created by the beautiful Carly Cushnie (shown above). Her intentions are to serve the modern woman by keeping her designs minimalistic and feminine. To read more, click on the title and it will take you to the 'About' page.
Dark Teal Matte Jersey Deep V Long Sleeved Dress $673
Black Off the Shoulder Top with Silk Tulle Overlay $495
White Silk Charmeuse High Waisted Wide Leg Pant $555
Felisha Noel, founder of brand 'Fenoel,' immigrated from the Caribbean to the U.S with her mother. Her mother worked at a clothing factory in Manhattan and would always bring fabrics home from work for Noel to play with. From a young age, Noel knew she wanted to work in the fashion industry. The designer's clothing is often inspired by the renaissance era. She is also inspired by Hermonia Rosales, an artist who's work often displays the strength of black women. “I wanted to find work that celebrated the strength and regal nature of black women, and Rosales’s paintings blew me away,” says Noel.
Caribbean Mint Layered Pant $428
Caribbean Mint Sheer Button Up $248
Spice Girl Ruched Top $398
Silk Sundown Wrap Dress $698
This Brand is founded by Garrett Owen originated from New Jersey. Owen is environmentally conscious and is often inspired by nature and humanity. He specializes in men's wear but the clothing is pretty much gender neutral. The titles is linked to his bio.
Geography Hoodie $190
Topography Denim Jacket $450
Mission Statement (copied and pasted of their about page) : Our mission is to better our environment with sustainable designs for generations to come. We pursue conscious production processes by using natural, renewable and biodegradable textiles as much as possible, make only small Capsule collections and offer made-to-order designs to reduce overstock waste through slow fashion. We pledge to reduce our Carbon Footprint by continually adopting sustainable production practices. To read more about their foundation, click on the title.
PEMBA BOHEMIAN MAXI DRESS $300
SAFI COTTON KAFTAN $150
TIMBUKTU SAILOR HAT $100
Brother Vellies, founded by Aurora James, is an accessories brand that aims to keep African design practices alive. This brand has so many beautifully designed, classic pieces that I am sure you will love! Click on title for the bio.
Fieldfire Nightfall Boot $795
Bike Shoe in Juicebox $495
Opus Belt Mint $385
Neil Handbag Whiskey $995
Abbi Flatform $715
AAKS was founded by Ghanaian designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi with the goal of introducing the world to her favorite weaving techniques done by the women of Ghana, while also creating and igniting sustainable jobs within Africa. Her brand is a collection of bright and beautiful purses.
Combo Bloom Purse $165
'Baw Pot Dot' bag $125
"Sinsi" bag $140
Lasette is a lingerie brand Founded by designer Shiarra Robinson. Read more on their story page linked to title.
Ada Slip $150
Back to Basics slip $100
Strapped in Bralette $100
Strapped in Thong $75
LaToya Fitzgerald, the CEO of Lionne Clothing, pulls inspiration from her childhood for this affordable clothing line! "Strong but soft, street but chic" are the words used on the about page to describe their garments. Read more on their 'about' page linked to title.
Refuge-Rose Jogger $195
Queen-Amber Bodysuit $164
Tube Dress $75
Black Rose Catsuit $67
Balancing between reality and fantasy, Tyrell is characterized by sensualism and architecture. Slinky feminine silhouettes that are easily transitional from day to night.
Asymmetrical Bikini Set $125
Asymmetrical Knit Set $120
Asymmetrical Off-the-shoulder Top $80
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