Support Black Businesses
I'm sure that you are aware of all of the unjust travesties that are happening to black people in the United States. The unjust systematic atrocities, police brutality, senseless killings and lack of support and the destruction of businesses. However, their are some businesses that are striving, getting recognized (finally) and getting support from all over the world.
Black people has the highest spending power than any other race/culture in the world. It saddens me that the trillion dollar spending are not as lucrative within our own community. At least not the way we patronize other businesses.
Now there's nothing wrong with spending your dollars in other communities but let's not neglect our own. The circulation of black dollars last an entire 6 hours unlike our counterparts or other cultures that can last up to 7 days or more before spending it. Let's change that. I will have a few series of blogs in regards to supporting Black Owned businesses along with my normal postings about Women, Wellness and Weights, especially women.
Don't worry, I'll bring a variety of other business for all income range (*:*)
Here are 5 Black Owned Luxury Designers To Support Instead of Those Other Guys (Gucci, Prada, Ralph Lauren, etc)
Carly Cushnie (Instagram @carlycushnie)
CUSHNIE is a luxury women’s ready-to-wear and bridal brand designed by Carly Cushnie.
Established in 2008, the label was founded on the desire to serve the modern woman. Artfully crafted with clean, sculptural lines, the CUSHNIE collection is precisely tailored to achieve the perfect fit for the female form.
The CUSHNIE Collection is worn by influential women including Michelle Obama, Beyoncé, Gal Gadot, Lupita Nyong’o, Ava Duvernay, Jessica Biel, Jennifer Lopez, Ashley Graham, and Padma Lakshmi, among many others.
Felisha of Fenoel
Fe Noel is a conceptual lifestyle brand that embodies the personal style of its designer, Fe Noel. Defined by simple silhouettes, plunging necklines and bold prints, each design exudes an innovative mix of sensibility and sensuality. Created for the multifaceted woman that embodies a love for travel and style.
Fe Noel The Woman
Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. Fe (pronounced “fee”) came into the fashion industry in a pure and organic nature. Her skills were self-taught through application and hands on experience. Her desire to express her vision through design, and the emotional experience she can provide for her clients is the driving force behind the brand. Her goal is to create a world full of relentless stimulation and innovation through design, travel and style.
Studio One Eighty-Nine Creators Abrima Erwiah and Rosario Dawson
Studio One Eighty Nine co-founded by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah, is an artisan produced fashion lifestyle brand and social enterprise that has recently won the prestigious CFDA Lexus Fashion Initiative for Sustainability. The brand is made in Africa and produces African and African-inspired content and clothing. The brand currently operates a store in NY and Accra (Ghana), an eCommerce site, a manufacturing facility in Accra, and supports various community led projects in Africa and in the USA. Studio 189 works with artisanal communities that specialize in various traditional craftsmanship techniques including natural plant based dye indigo, hand-batik, kente weaving and more.
Andrea Iyamah owned by Nigerian fashion designer Dumebi Iyamah, is a clothing line strongly inspired by colour, ethnic cultures, nature and design elements that stay true to creating authentic clothing and resort wear with hints of a retro yet contemporary edge in design.
With a flare for fashion and the arts, she advanced her tailoring skills and educated herself about fashion which later fuelled the genesis of the A.I. brand at an early age of 17.
Although Andrea Iyamah is popularly recognized for its eccentric and unique take on swimwear, using vibrant colours and cuts inspired by an array of African cultures, the brand also specializes in ready-to-wear and custom made special event dresses under its sister brand Andrea Iyamah Bride.
Anifa Mvuemba of Hanifa
Hanifa is a contemporary Ready-to-Wear apparel line for Women Without Limits. Our collections in sizes 0-20 are feminine and chic. Featuring an array of colors and textures that cater to the natural curves of a woman's physique. We design for everyday extraordinary women like you who embody class while setting their own rules.
Let's do our part and support black owned businesses on a continual basis and not just on a black out day or February during black history month. Let's make a conscious effort to circulate our dollars within our own community.
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