Shop These 15 Black-Owned Clothing Brands
There are many ways to be an ally to the Black community, and one of them involves shopping.
The racial pay gap goes back hundreds of years, and by supporting Black-owned businesses, we can help close this gap. Many Black-owned brands show off the designer’s unique heritage and experiences, which can be seen through stunning clothing pieces. From evening-wear to accessories, these brands will have something for everyone and show how fashion can truly be art. Take a look below to find your newest fashion obsession.
This designer has everything you need, from casual dresses to accessories. Even better, every garment made by Sika is made from fabrics sourced from Ghana.
If you need a new pair of heels, look no further than this designer, who specializes in the perfect nude heels. Stars like Keke Palmer and Beyonce have even been spotted in them.
Beautiful robes, swimwear, and ready-to-wear are designed here by Fe Noel. Gabrielle Union is a fan, too.
Designer Carly Cushnie has made some amazing, ready-to-wear dresses, tops, and even bridalwear. Her pieces have been worn by stars like Jennifer Lopez, Ashley Graham, and Lupita Nyong’o.
Handmade in Ghana, these head-turning bags and home goods designed by designer Akosua Afriyie-Kumi feature ruffles and chic pompoms.
Celebrity stylist Jason Rembert’s brand is behind many celebrity red carpet looks, such as Issa Rae and Ciara, and it’s easy to see why with its show-stopping silhouettes and patterns.
Stocked full of Mother of Pearl jewelry, many of their pieces are also accented with opals and abalone, so there’s a sterling silver ring or chandelier earring for everyone.
If you’re looking for a new pair of sunglasses, look no further than Shades of Shades, which includes 14 shades of neutral so everyone can find their perfect fit.
Designer Aazhia Rhy will give you cool, monochromatic looks like these asymmetrical onyx trousers.
From ruffles to pleats to stunning colors, there’s something for everyone from designer Andrea Iyamah; for example, this awesome pleated rust-colored romper.
For one-of-a-kind shoes and handbags, look no further than this boutique that handmakes all their products. Just look at these amazing black heels with feathers.
Founded by model, actress, and designer Liya Kebede, this collection of island-inspired clothes and face masks are made exclusively in Africa. A portion of purchases also goes to the lemlem Foundation, which helps connect women in Africa to healthcare and jobs.
All of these sophisticated designs are inspired by designer Anifa Mvuemba’s home of the Congo. Her website also features a stunning, 3D fashion show of her newest collection.
Founded by designer Diarra Bousso, the graphic prints featured in many of the designs use mathematical equations to make them. Made in Senegal with a focus on sustainable practices, each piece is also tailored to your height for the perfect fit.
This London-based label is inspired by head designer Rene Macdonald’s time growing up in Tanzania and traveling Africa, as seen with the bold color palettes and statement prints.
This list is only a few of the many amazing Black-owned fashion brands out there. Supporting them now is important, but so is supporting them when civil unrest is not making the headlines, so continue to be aware of who you are getting your clothes from.