In case you’ve been living under a rock, or are still living in Trump’s America, Juneteenth is (as of June 17, 2021) recognized as a federal holiday that celebrates the emancipation of African-Americans that were formally enslaved in the United States. Originating in Galveston, Texas on June 19, 1865 Juneteenth commemorates African-American’s freedom and is typically celebrated with celebrations, picnics and family gatherings.
As a Black owned business ourselves, we want to spread love and showcase some other Black businesses you should shop and support this Juneteenth. Check them out below.
Kicks and Fros
Kicks & Fros is a lifestyle brand and community created to educate, entertain, elevate and inspire Black and brown women in the sneaker community. Founded by Melissa Channel, Kicks and Fros has apparel ranging from sweatshirts & hoodies, bucket hats, socks and of course the coveted “Sneaker Money” pouch that can be used as a clutch, accessory bag or a place to stash your coins for your next must-have sneaker cop.
Chess n Checks
If you like to rock cool graphic tees with your kicks then check out Chess n Checks founded by B.Ivy. They produce high quality apparel including tees, hats, hoodies, jackets, tanks and more. They’re almost your one-stop-shop for all things dopeness! And if you love people, sneakers and culture they’ve definitely got you covered.
Photographer, creative, and custom sneaker genius Juan Wilson designs apparel and accessories for all sneaker enthusiasts to enjoy. He also is an advocate for Mental Health Awareness and being not only kind to yourself but also to others. Be sure to check out his YouTube page to see some of his custom sneaker work and behind the scenes footage from his photography shoots.
Rebel Noir is a premium lifestyle apparel company that focuses on self-expression through fashion. Not only do they talk about supporting the advancements of the black experience in America, they act on that support by donating a percentage of their profits to a 501 c3 organization that works to ensure black people are no longer disenfranchised and disproportionally affected by arrests and incarcerations. They also promote and support other Black owned businesses and cooperative economics is a core brand belief. If you want to keep your dollars within the Black community, be sure to check them out!
Bad Seed NY
If you like to stand out yet make a humble statement, then Bad Seed NY is an apparel brand that might be exactly what you’re looking for. With hats, hoodies and tees that make a simple, yet assertive stance they’ve got you covered. Go check them out and see how they’re bringing meaning to simplicity.
All the ladies know that a hoop earring is a staple to offset your oufit! Hoop Mob is the home of the hoop earrings that celebrates culture in a classy and delicate manner. From bamboo earrings to gold hoops and even Jordan 1 sneaker charms, Hoop Mob has a variety of hoops to select from that can be worn from the court to the boardroom.
Dreamathon is a lifestyle apparel brand dedicated to all the dreamers that inspires a lifestyle of motivation, focus and grind to achieve your dreams and never settle for less. The brand features socks, clothing, and accessories that will make you feel like you’re on your A-game and walking in your purpose.
Dear Dope Chick is a brand and community that inspires and energizes Black women to live on their own terms. Their apparel is created with the intention to remind oneself and others of their dopeness. You can stock up on something for everyone one in you circle including your dope mom, dope dad, dope kids and dope clique. They also sell accessories and cards so you can put your dopeness in writing and really let someone know what’s up.