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22 Black Owned Alternatives to H&M

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Another day, another episode of corporate disrespect. This time from H&M who thought it would ok to use an ad showing a young Black boy wearing a sweatshirt saying “Coolest Monkey In The Jungle”. It shouldn’t take something like this to remind us that there are MANY other Black owned fashion brands that make casual…

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10 Lagos Fashion & Design Week Designers To Watch Out For

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Lagos Fashion and Design Week (October 25th- 28th) is a leading fashion event on the African fashion calendar. The multi-day fashion event aims to bring together buyers, consumers and the media to view the current collections of African designers in the fashion capital of Lagos, Nigeria. We’ve listed a few of the designers you should get…

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Deaf Fashion Blogger Sisters Use Style to Inspire The Disabled

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Fashion bloggers Hermon and Heroda Berhane were seven years old when they both mysteriously went deaf at the same time. Now, at 34, twin sisters have blossoming careers in modeling and acting as well as a fashion blog. Their mission is simple. “We want to tell people around the world that you should embrace disability,…

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I Moved From the U.S. to Nigeria and Launched a Fashion Brand

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Leilani Lawani was born in New York, lived in Cameroon for several years before returning to the U.S. for college.  She eventually moved to Lagos, Nigeria and founded her fashion brand, Koélé. What inspired you to start your business? I have a multicultural background in that I have lived in different countries throughout my childhood and adult life.…

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This Plus Size Fashion Brand is Catering to the Stylish, yet Underrepresented Woman

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Well known fashion brands and designers are slowly including plus size fashion options. It seems the fashion industry has finally realized that there are full figured women that want stylish clothing. One plus size fashion brand that already understands the importance of representation and is reppin’ for these women is Maria Paulina. We chatted with founder, Ana Lombo to learn…

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21 Black Owned Dapper Brands

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Dressing dapper means many things to many people. Depending on who you ask, it could mean wearing a three piece suit or your favorite fedora with the outfit of you choice. Thankfully, there are several Black owned businesses that offer options for perfecting your personal style. Photo Credit: Kia Chenelle. Black Owned Dapper Brands Maurice Sedwell offers style, elegance…

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14 Ethical Fashion Brands from the Continent

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In response to growing demand from socially conscious consumers, ethical fashion brands are popping up around the world and established brands are developing eco-friendly lines. The brands below are just some of several that are empowering economically disadvantaged artisans in communities across several African countries. Ethical Fashion Brands The Haute Baso brand is founded by…

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15 Black Owned Plus Size Brands

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A new study published in the International Journal of Fashion Design, Technology and Education, suggests that “the average woman now wears between a size 16 and 18, which corresponds to a Women’s Plus size 20W.” Before this study, most believed the average American woman was a size 14. This, however, is outdated information from over…

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18 African Fashion Brands to Keep an Eye On

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This month, Fashion Week events will be taking place in New York, Paris, London and Milan. Now more than ever, you can expect the presence of dope African Fashion brands or designs influenced by African culture. Here are just a few established and up and coming fashion brands on the Continent that you should get…

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16 Black Owned Businesses in Paris

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We’re back at it with another guide to shopping Black in the Diaspora. This time, we’re highlighting 16 Black owned businesses in Paris.  Let’s show some love to our brothers and sisters in the “City of Light”. Black Owned Businesses in Paris   FOOD Café Dapper by Chef Loïc Dablé  is located a stone’s throw…

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