Find Hand Fans From Black Owned Brands

Photo Credit Wikimedia Commons via the Metropolitan Museum of Art The blueprint for the modern day hand fan dates back to the reign of King Tut.  Long handled fans were used in religious ceremonies, conveyed wealth and influence, and served the practical purpose of cooling.  Over the millennium this evolved into smaller hand fans which…Read more »

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Going To A “White Party?” Find your Outfit from a Black Owned Brand

Photo by CreateHerStock – Vintage Tex Isha Gaines 6 As “white parties” have grown in popularity, you may find yourself being invited to one this summer.  In preparation for this, check out offerings from black owned brands.  In this post, we focus on dresses and jumpsuits.  We cover items offered through emporiums, fashion labels, and…Read more »

Sterling Silver Jewelry from Black Owned Brands

In our view, sterling silver jewelry is always fashionable.  It is also long-lasting and less expensive than gold.  In shopping for sterling silver, it is important to recognize authentic labels.  Sterling silver is 92.5% silver and often denoted as 925.  Jewelry labeled as “sterling” is another indicator.  Silver plated jewelry on the other hand has…Read more »

Trending Jewelry, Moderate Prices, and Great Valentine’s Day Gifts from Black Owned Brands

Jewelry trends for men and women in 2019 have been described as “maximal.”  That is, big, stacked, and embellished.  These include large and layered chains, coin and charm jewelry,  large hoop, feather, and off the shoulder earrings.  Also trending are headpieces, ear adornments,  wallet necklaces, cuffs for various parts of the arm, open cuff chokers,…Read more »

Cardigans, Shawls, and Ponchos from Black Owned Brands

Photo credits:  Rui Silvestre and Tyler Nix Though cardigans, shawls, and ponchos can be worn throughout the year, they are especially useful as the weather turns cooler.  What’s more they add style to an outfit through texture and color; and all have been trending for some time.  There are several options from black owned brands…Read more »

Wakanda Themed Apparel and Accessories From Black Owned Brands

 Enoch Appiah Jr. Wakanda themed events are popular and include birthday, beach, and costume parties.  With Halloween around the corner then, Wakanda themed apparel and accessories might be useful.  There are diverse offerings from black owned brands, which include a few for children/youth.  See the following company and products links for more details. The table…Read more »

Dashiki Day and Beyond with Black Owned Brands

Drew Roberts October 30 has been designated as “National Dashiki Day” where individuals not only wear dashikis but post their pictures on social media.  Dashikis and other African styled clothing are also frequently worn during Black history month, and during the holidays for Kwanzaa celebrations.  African prints in general have become increasingly integrated into all…Read more »