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Here are some Black-owned clothing brands.

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1. HGC Apparel

A Howard University graduate, Marcia the founder and CEO of HGC Apparel started the brand in 2008. Using 90’s themed clothes, Marcia founded the company to bring back Black pride. (Source: BuzzFeed)

2. Sample Industries

Made by sneaker and culture vloggers Bully Hoyle and Tony Wild, it’s said that the brand was started a few years ago, However, it’s always great to see Black businesses thrive. (Source: BuzzFeed)

3. Power In One

Established October 15, 2011, Power In One was made to “Empower Lifestyles by igniting the fire within each one of us through fashion and an idea.” (Source: BuzzFeed & Power In One)

4. Sweet Knowledge

Howard University alum Leslie Antonoff created this brand to allow Historically Black College and University students to represent their school and show school pride through her clothing. She offers different styles for any HBCU student. (Source: BuzzFeed)

5. 10.Deep

10.Deep was founded by Scott Sasso in 1995 in New York. The street clothing brand gives its version of work and sportswear to create streetwear. (Source: BuzzFeed & 10.Deep)

6. 8&9

8&9 is clothing brand out of Miami that specializes in street clothes and sneakers. (Source: BuzzFeed)

7. Cierra Lynn Collection

The Cierra Lynn Collection was started by DC native Cierra Lynn who was inspired by fashion took her unusual style and ran with it. Her use of color and strong messages combine to make standout clothing. (Source: BuzzFeed & Cierra Lynn Collection)


HSTRY was created by R&B artist Nas who says the clothing, “is a culmination of his life experiences, knowledge and inspiration.” (Source: BuzzFeed)

9. Wood You Wear

Wood You Wear is a company that features one of a kind handmade wood carvings that uplift the Black community. Their Instagram description reads, “We make wood accessories that expresses your blackness.” (Source: BuzzFeed & Wood You Wear)

10. Simply Cecily

Simply Cecily is created by Cecily Habimana that features a fusion of West African and American fashion. Using bright, vibrant and rich colors through a mix of patterns, Hambimana is inspired by the everyday woman who wants to express who they are through fashion. (Source: BuzzFeed & Simply Cecily)

11. BuriedNKulture

BuriedNKulture clothing brand is focused on uniting the community through love and culture. Philanthropy and volunteering plays a huge part in the life of this brand. (Source: Buzzfeed & BuriedNKulture)

12. Kashmir.VIII

Kashmir.VIII was created by artist Kashmir Thompson who is big on Black pop culture. Her artwork caught the eyes of celebrities like Angela Bassett, Issa Rae, Spike Lee, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Tasha Smith. And now her work has been turned into a clothing brand as well. (Source: Buzzfeed & Kashmir.VIII)

13. Christian Omeshun

Christian Omeshun was founded by A’Shontay Hubbard who is based out of Atlanta. After receiving her fashion degree, she realized a gap in the market for fashionable clothing for curvy and plus size women. The clothes were created for the, “ambitious, curvy woman who stops the show with her charismatic sense of style.” (Source: Buzzfeed & Christian Omeshun)

14. The Cultured Savage

The Cultured Savage clothing brand give a message that serves the Black community. (Source: Buzzfeed & The Cultured Savage)

15. Beautiful In Every Shade

Beautiful In Every Shade wants to, “seek to transform the way everyday people from around the world look at themselves and others.” (Source: Buzzfeed & Beautiful In Every Shade)


GLOSSRAGS is a clothing company dedicated to remembering those who died due to police brutality. The names of Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, Michael Brown and more can be found on the t-shirts. Randi Gloss found the company in April 2014. (Source: Buzzfeed & GLOSSRAGS)