I hope you all were blessed enough to fill your bellies with delicious food and spent time with family for Thanksgiving. We all know that Thanksgiving ushers in the Christmas shopping season and I couldn’t let this year go by with showing love and support on Small Business Saturday. This year instead of a general list of businesses I wanted to focus on t-shirt brands that are owned by black men or women. This isn’t plus size specific, but it is about supporting the men & women of color who out here creating amazing awesome things for us to wear. In the past I’ve written about t-shirt companies owned by black women. You can check out that post here. Here are 6 inspiring black owned t-shirt companies to shop on small business Saturday.
From a Bond to A Brand Chaingan9 Supply is the brainchild of a group of talented young men from Jersey. The vision and creativity of these young men drives the passion of Chaingan9 Supply. I’ve personally watched (from the sideline) the growth of this company and it’s inspiring to say the least. Offering options for both men & women Chaingan9 Supply is the perfect option for the creative minds in your family.
The influence they have had on the community as well as their school has helped strengthened their network and become a voice for the culture. The company is focused on the culture and changing it for the better
Owned by Jai Mobley, a self proclaimed fat mermaid, cupcake enthusiast, and unicorn lover, Fat Mermaids is for fat women and femme who enjoy the colorful & quirky side of life. Fat Mermairds offers t-shirts, sweatshirts & a host of fun accessories. A fun & energetic t-shirt line is perfect for anyone that feels like glitter makes the world better.
Owned by motiviational speaker & poet Gregory & poet/green juice addict Veronica, Vizionaries Clothing was created the revolutionaires of the world. It’s for folks out there who aren’t afraid to voice their consciousness and wear it across their chest.
Vizionaries Clothing has not only provided dope ass clothing but has also made it a part of their mission to give back to their community at large; including Flint Water Crisis and Adopt a family for Christmas.
Want the world to know wear you stand on today’s social issues, support Vizionaries Clothing.
Be sure to follow these Vizionaries on social media FB: Vizionaries Clothing IG: VizinonariesClothing
A multifaceted brand that is meant for the ambitious trendsetter who strives for self excellence. 3430; based out of Atlanta, strives to bring back urban culture and innovation to its community. As a family, 3430 stands by its 2 unwavering mottos #Numbersdontlie & #WethePeople we can only survive by working together. ( I couldn’t agree more.)
3430 has so much to offer the Atlanta community and the global community at large. Offering clothing that you would be proud to wear; which is set to launch in 2018. Charity events & community outreach; because the best way to build confidence, knowledge & wealth in our communities is by opening opportunities for those within the community. And lastly 3430 plans to continue to dominate the Battle Rap scene in Atlanta…because their is no such thing as failure.
A lifestyle clothing brands based on Godly principle & values, specifically inspired biblical verse in Jeremiah. 29E11 strives to be not just another clothing brand, but an outlet where everyone can come for trendy fashion but leave with a message of hope.
The 29E11 team believes that God is present in even the most uncertain & darkest times nd that despite your failures & mistakes, God promises to turn those failures into a bright future.
Founded by Nicole Grier, Feminine Funk filled a major void in the plus community…fun humorous & edgy t-shirts. Their designs are influenced and inspired by women of all shapes, colors and sizes; fashion trends; all things weird and unique; all things fierce and fabulous and artists on all levels and genres.
Feminine Funk wants women around the world to celebrate their true self through bold, witty, and powerful statements all with the newest fashion trends in mind, one T-shirt at a time.
Be sure to give companies a bit of your support. Small Business Saturday is about showing the same love & support for this companies that we do for major brands. If you’re looking for t-shirts that you would be proud to wear and slay in all day, I hope you would look to one of these companies first.
Happy shopping and I’ll see you in my next post.