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This Mother Created a Clothing Line That Celebrates the Principles of Kwanzaa

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Kinara Park Kids is a clothing line that promotes representation  while celebrating the seven principles of Kwanzaa: Umoja (Unity), “KG” Kujichagulia (Self Determination), Ujima (Collective Work & Responsibility), Ujamaa (Cooperative Economics), Nia (Purpose), Kuumba (Creativity) and Imani (Faith). We spoke to founder Noni Ervin to find out more about the brand and the inspiration behind it. What inspired you to create…

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Black Designer Spotlight – WeWearWavy

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“Black Designer Spotlight” is a segment that will focus on up and coming and seasoned designers in the fashion and design industry. We’d like to  begin by introducing Amadi Rubie, founder of WeWearWavy. After his successful debut in New York City’s art scene, Amadi, an award-winning visual artist, relaunched WeWearWavy, a minimalist streetwear brand. WeWearWavy…

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From Combat Boots to Pumps, How this Veteran is Taking the Fashion World by Storm

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During her 20 years in the U.S. Army, Natasha Stanford jumped out of airplanes, led and developed multiple teams and was responsible for administrating a multi million dollar contract. After each deployment to Iraq or Afghanistan, Natasha would to treat herself to a luxury item. Unfortunately, the shoes that she bought may have been stylish,…

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From Living in a Shelter after Hurricane Katrina to Launching a Successful Bow Tie Company

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Oakland, CA based designer, Rashima Sonson is the owner of SONSON®, a bow tie brand that offers unique bow ties made of African wax print fabric, lamb leather, pearls, and Swarovski stones. In 2005, her life drastically changed from the devastating effects of Hurricane Katrina. After  being displaced to Philadelphia and living in a shelter,…

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KoshieO: The Black Owned Luxury Brand Representing The Culture

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The luxury fashion brand, KoshieO is the brainchild of  Nina Baksmaty. It all started while she was still in college in Missouri and wanted to make some extra money. Because fashion came as second nature to her, she started a business trading in accessories and shoes that she bought from NYC. Although Nina only did…

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7 Black Owned Denim Brands You Should Know

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A recent report published by the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), revealed some of the most startling and disheartening news to break from the apparel industry.  In textile factories located in Lesotho, South Africa, many of the women sewing blue jeans for brands such as Levi’s, Wrangler, Lee, Calvin Klein, and even The Children’s Place often faced…

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15 Black Owned Men’s Shoe Brands

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Whether you’re thinking about expanding your wardrobe or someone else’s, consider choosing from these Black owned men’s shoe brands. Black Owned Men’s Shoe Brands Ron Donovan is a New York based builder of luxury footwear and accessories. Lavati is a brand of luxury footwear made in Italy. Armando Cabral shoes are inspired by timeless design, easy…

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22 Black Owned Luxury Brands To Support Instead of GUCCI and Prada

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Gucci issued an apology for the offense caused by their “blackface sweater”. I don’t accept. In fact, at this point, I’m convinced that these “mistakes” are part of these folks’ marketing strategy. They can’t be that clueless. That being said, here is a list of Black owned luxury brands that you can use to replace…

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Foot Locker Invests $2 Million in Black Owned Footwear Design Academy

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Foot Locker Inc. has made a $2 million investment in Pensole Inc., which operates the Pensole Footwear Design Academy, founded by former Jordan design director D’Wayne Edwards. In short time, Pensole has become a signifiant part of the sportswear industry’s talent pipeline. Pensole features the most sought after faculty in footwear, comprised of both young professional designers…

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Couples Inc. : Toya and Reuben created southern lifestyle brand, Grits Co.

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Grits Co. is a southern lifestyle brand created to graphically represent the southern experience in an unapologetic way.  We spoke to founders, Toya and Reuben Levi to find out how they balance business and family. What inspired the creation of Wear Grits? Wear Grits was inspired by the narratives of our southern lifestyle. We wanted…

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