In honour of Black History Month coming to an end, we are celebrating some of our most favourite Black-owned fashion and jewelry brands. We encourage you not only to browse these shops, but take a peek at their ‘about’ sections to appreciate their business origin stories as much as we do!
BATIK BOUTIK is a brand that aims to showcase the incredible talent of artisans from Africa through fashion, accessories and decor. They are a socially responsible line that provides you with clothing and accessories, inspired by the bold and vibrant designs that are unique to the eclectic culture of West Africa. Through sustainable practices, BATIK BOUTIK celebrates Africa using designs that are made in Ghana. West Africa. A line for both males and females, contemporary design meets traditional African flair to create a collection of individualistic pieces like no other: After all. BATIK BOUTIK embraces the philosophy of expressing yourself as alternative, independent and an individual in a world of social norms!
Broke&Living is a Toronto based unisex brand founded by Nicole Simmons, Charlene Akuamoah and Meg Prosper. It was first founded as a platform for the trio to document and share their trials and tribulations on their creative projects. Evolving into conscious design, broke&living is now known as a contemporary clothing and accessory design collective, split into two entities; BROKE, the basics collection and LIVING, the ready to wear collections.
Pretty Denim’s philosophy is simple, denim can be sophisticated. The brand pairs utilitarian heritage with tailored silhouettes with the intent of elevating one's everyday wardrobe. The garments are made consciously with the intent to be timeless.
SELFISH swimwear is an ethical and responsible swimwear brand that advocates body positivity based out of Montreal. The brand uses mostly recycled fibres fabric to create beautiful sustainable swimsuits that are comfortable and timeless.
Omi Woods jewelry are contemporary heirlooms that celebrate all of our connections to Africa and her diaspora. Our jewelrv is individually and ethically handmade with fair trade African gold and globally sourced recycled and conflict-free fine metals. Omi Woods jewelry is intended to be collected, worn everyday, gifted for special occasions and passed down to future generations so its meaning can live on for generations to come.