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A roundup of chic Black-owned fashion labels to support BLM

by Sammy Abdullah (2020-07-01)


Making donations to organizations that support racial equality, flight police brutality and ensure economic justice for all are incredibly important.

But a smaller action that can also effect change is redirecting your economic resources to shop Black-led businesses.

According to the Census Bureau, the U.S. is home to roughly 2.5 million. Here are a dozen fashion labels to have on your radar.

Mimi Striplin founded her business, The Tiny Tassel,  in 2015 to bring joy to the women wearing her creations

Mimi Striplin founded her business in 2015. 

She started The Tiny Tassel with handcrafted tassel earrings to bring a little joy into the life of its wearer.  Her brand now includes a full line of handmade tassel jewelry, garments (made by her mom) and party decor.

The brightly colored collection is available at retailers across the country as well as her shop, Cannonborough Collective, that she co-owns In Charleston, SC.

The Tiny Tassel: Mimi Striplin founded her business in 2015. Her brand now includes a full line of handmade tassel jewelry, garments (made by her mom) and party decor

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Lionne: LaToia Fitzgerald launched Lionne in 2018. Her colorful designs celebrate strong independent women following their dreams

Dillonger: LaToia's desire to expand her talents led to the launching of childrenswear brand inspired by her son Dillon

LaToia Fitzgerald launched Lionne in 2018. Her colorful designs celebrate strong independent women following their dreams. 

Lionne is an affordable womenswear ready-to-wear brand that offers beautifully printed key pieces. 

LaToia's desire to expand her talents led to the launching of childrenswear brand

Brother Vellies was founded in 2013 by Toronto-native and New York City-transplant, Creative Director and Founder Aurora James.Handmade artisanally across the globe, Brother Vellies creates luxury one-of-a-kind accessories that celebrate cultural histories and timeless design.  Brother Vellies: Founded in 2013 by Toronto-native and New York City-transplant, Creative Director and Founder Aurora James Brother Vellies creates luxury one-of-a-kind accessories that celebrate cultural histories and timeless design shoes are handmade artisanally across the globeIn 2016, James Keith set out to create his own line of quality hats inspired by his heritage. James was born and raised in the small, tradition-steeped town of Riegelwood, North Carolina.Hats were a part of his life for as far back as he can remember - a true gentleman never left home without a finely crafted fedora, and on Sundays, women donned elaborately adorned hats.    Each of his creations includes the iconic 'Circle of Love' red logo in the form of a brilliant red button meant to symbolize unity and love.  Keith and James: In 2016, James Keith set out to create his own line of quality hats inspired by his heritage Mckenzie Liautaud: The New York-based designer launched his bespoke brand in 2010 with a capsule collection of men's accessories, then expanded into women's jewelry Third Crown: Husband-and-wife team Kristin and Kofi Essel fuse their love of geometric shapes with the details found in their architectural surroundings to create their collection of men's and women's jewelryThe New York-based designer launched his bespoke brand in 2010 with a capsule collection of men's accessories, including bowties and pocket squares.He's since expanded into women's jewelry beloved by A-listers like Eva Longoria, Tyson Beckford, Sami Gayle, Shakira, Iris Apfel, Alek Wek and many more.The Haitian American designer draws inspiration from his travels around the globe and creates timeless pieces with purpose. 'I enjoy working with materials that bring balance and harmony to both the wearer and universe,' he said. Founder Khadijah Fulton spent a decade designing for some of the most recognizable names in fashion.The Parsons School of Design graduate now works with small manufacturers and individual artisans in downtown LA to produce her approachable yet distinct and versatile collection of jewelry.  White Space Jewelry: Founder Khadijah Fulton spent a decade designing for some of the most recognizable names in fashion  The Parsons School of Design graduate now works with small manufacturers and individual artisans in downtown LA to produce her approachable yet distinct and versatile collection of jewelry Khiry: Jameel Mohammed founded his brand of polished and sculptural demi-fine jewelry in 2016Husband-and-wife team Kristin and Kofi Essel fuse their love of geometric shapes with the details found in their architectural surroundings to create their collection of men's and women's jewelry. The gender neutral collection consists of understated chic wardrobe essentials. In the short time since its debut, Third Crown has already caught the attention of style setters including Beyonce and Solange Knowles.In 2013 he was a student at the University of Pennsylvania majoring in political science, until the necklace he designed caught the eye of the  COO and Fashion Director of Barney's New York in 2014. He then decided to focus on jewelry design. Khiry's first offering is a collection of polished and sculptural demi-fine jewelry, in gold vermeil and sterling silver, embellished with natural materials including semi precious stones and hand-woven leather. International Model, Influencer and Body Positive Activist Brielle Anyea started her swimwear company to celebrate 'women that strut with confidence and define their own beauty.'Her beautifully crafted suits are made from love for women with curves.  'I hope each piece brings out the inner power you've always had,' said the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Search Finalist on her website.Brielle is donating 50% of her brand's profits to organizations that are bailing out protestors and providing PPE supplies for them while protesting.    Misses Brie: International Model, Influencer and Body Positive Activist Brielle Anyea started her swimwear company to celebrate 'women that strut with confidence and define their own beauty'  'I hope each piece brings out the inner power you've always had,' said the 2019 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Search Finalist on her website Land of the Righteous: Designer and Owner Hakeem Harris launched his brand of hip tie-dye sweatsuits in February of this year Victoire Focx:Inspired by the classic yet avante-garde, old-world aesthetic of Florentine Renaissance churches and Venetian palaces, Constance Victory Small launched Victoire Focx handbagsDesigner and Owner Hakeem Harris launched his brand in February of this year.Within weeks, Land of The Righteous tie-dye sweatsuits became the official WFH uniform for the fashion set and celebrities alike.  'Land of the Righteous is culture,' said Hakeem. 'It's about "living" - living fast, living loudly, living FUN, being expressive, being unique. I believe we are meant to paint on open canvases & run free on open terrain. If you loved this post and you would certainly like to receive more facts relating to Art Carved - - kindly see our website.  'To create endlessly, and share our offerings with the world.' Inspired by the classic yet avante-garde, old-world aesthetic of Florentine Renaissance churches and Venetian palaces, Constance Victory Small launched Victoire Focx handbags. In 2018, the Rhode Island School of Design graduate released VF x Victoire Focx, an elegant and affordable line of handbags with a modern edge.  Ashya: Established in 2017 by co-founders Ashley Cimone and Moya Annece, the New York-based design label features well-crafted unisex travel accessories that fuse luxury and function. Left: Cedar Mini Bag, $425;