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20 Black-Owned Fashion Brands to Support Now & Forevermore 


Jun 5, 2020

This past week, the world witnessed the unjust death of George Floyd spark an international outcry of protests against police brutality and racial injustice. Outpouring support has been directed toward a myriad of action resources, but our work shouldn’t stop there. As an ally to the Black community, choose to educate yourself, speak out against racial discrimination, and support Black brands today and every day. 

On top of adding another name to the long, harrowing list of police brutality victims, Black-owned businesses continue to face the struggle of finding means to keep their businesses afloat during the COVID-19 crisis.

So please, shift your attention towards this compiled list of incredibly unique, some well-beloved, and many ethically-made Black-owned fashion brands. Remember, solidarity is not a one-time thing — follow their careers, purchase from owners directly, praise their talent, and spread the word! 

(Click each photo to explore more of what each brand has to offer!)


 1. Golden Girly


About: ‘Custom-made minimal loungewear.’


2. Brother Vellies 

About: ‘Designed in Brooklyn, handcrafted sustainably with artisans spanning Nairobi to New York Founded & Designed by @aurorajames.’


 3. Legendary Rootz

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 About: ‘We are a lifestyle brand for Black Women to authentically express themselves through powerful, statement-driven apparel.’


4. BrownMill 

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About: ‘An innovative lifestyle brand of luxury clothing touted as a combination of bespoke tailoring and streetwear.’

5. Sorella Boutique

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About: ‘Representing strong women, working women, and independent women of all ages, colors, and sizes.’


 6. Malaika Apparel Co. 


About: ‘Malaika Apparel at its core aims to embody a distinguishable form of revolution. This brand is a practice that defies contemporary norms and aims to celebrate all people of color.’ 


 7. Fat Tiger Workshop 


About: ‘Fat Tiger is a streetwear retail destination and creative hub based in Chicago.’

8. Phraze


About: ‘A t-shirt brand that says it all, so you don’t have to.’


9. Martine Rose 


About: ‘Martine Rose’s unique aesthetic is informed by an investigation of proportion and silhouette, surprising textures and fabrications and fluent referencing of subcultural contexts.’ 


10. Nubian Skin 


About: ‘Skin-tone lingerie and hosiery for women of color.’


11. atijo 


 About: ‘A collection of exclusively curated vintage, secondhand, and artisan products.’ 


12.  Earth Tone Collective


About: ‘Designing with the Earth in mind via eco friendly, and revived materials. Our form of luxury is meant to liberate, celebrate, and connect you to Nature.’ 

13. Sami Miro Vintage


About: ‘Sami Miro Vintage is an eco-conscious clothing line specializing in sourcing and reconstructing one-of-a-kind garments curated from around the world.’


 14. Seta The Label 


About: ‘Silk meets sexy.’


 15. The K Label 


About: ‘The K label is an exclusive, premium womenswear brand that breaks boundaries whilst maintaining a great sense of style, sophistication, and simplicity.’ 


 16. Lisou 


About: ‘One of our core beliefs is to make a positive global impact; to that end, we donate the proceeds from one piece per collection directly to helping young Africans with medical and educational needs.’ 


 17. Roam Vintage 


About: ‘Roam specializes in artfully curated vintage and handmade goods for the modern world wanderer.’




About: ‘Luxury women’s ready-to-wear + accessories designed in New York City by @CarlyCushnie.’ 


19. Pyer Moss 


About: ‘Pyer Moss founded in 2013, as men and womenswear fashion label concerned with building a narrative that speaks about heritage and activism.’ 


20. Kadys Kloset 


About: Kady’s Kloset is a Black-owned business founded and created by 21-year-old Kadiyatu “Kady” Bamba. She is a fashion merchandising student at NYC’s LIM College and has utilized the tools she was given in both schools and internships to piece together an e-commerce boutique right before her graduation in 2020.’ 


We’re aware; this list is far from complete! Please share your favorite Black-owned brands with us as we highlight businesses on our Instagram throughout the week.