If you’re looking to shop better and smarter in 2022, show your support by buying clothes from black-owned brands and retailers.
Shopping smaller and smarter allows you to support brilliant brands, many of which may be currently struggling due to the impact of Covid-19. Over the last two years, we have been taking a look at the many ways we can show our support and be an ally.
Doing so, we’ve been getting to know the amazing black-owned fashion brands out there sparking meaningful conversations and designers owning their heritage.
Having already looked into the best Black-owned jewellery brands, we’re now highlighting the amazing black-owned clothing brands you need on your radar. From premium womenswear to lingerie that celebrates all skin tones, here are the best emerging and already established Black-owned clothing brands you can shop from the UK.
Farai London is a Black-owned brand specialising in premium
A nude bra and skin tone hosiery are the basics of every woman’s wardrobe, at least in theory. For
SELFI is a Cape Town based ready to wear clothing brand
Mumba Bra is a Black-owned brand, well-known for its maternity
Michelle Asare founded Sincerely Nude in 2018 after
Founded by Tahlia Gray, Sheer Chemistry is an
Launched in 2019, TOVE has already gained a cult following
Daily Paper is an Amsterdam-based fashion and
Two Three Active
Two Three Active is a London based Black-owned
Established in August 2016, Kai Collective is a
How can I Buy Black-owned brands?
Black Pound Day is a great place to start, it lands on the first Saturday of every month so it gives us an extra excuse to discover independent brands that may not get as much publicity as bigger brands – all while supporting a good cause.
Black Pound Day was founded in June 2020 by So Solid Crew member Swiss. Swiss was inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement and set up the monthly event to support the growth of the UK’s black economy. The goal: to encourage the British public to change their shopping habits and invest in the talents of black entrepreneurs.
Black Pound Day has its own searchable website directory, which covers everything you can think of including groceries, home improvements, plumbing, and even takeaways.