NONIE and SOPHIEGRACE Team Up on Face Masks Collection in Support of Domestic Abuse Victims

Photograph courtesy of NONIE and SophieGraceIntroducing the ‘M(ask) Me’ initiative. By Maddison Glendinning Date August 6, 2020 icon-facebook icon-twitter Two Canadian womenswear brands – NONIE and SOPHIEGRACE – have teamed up on a new collection of face masks with an incredibly important message. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, domestic violence rates continue to rise across … Read more

Shop Serena Williams’ New ‘Unstoppable’ Jewelry, Support Black Busines

Since its 2019 launch, Serena Williams’ eponymous jewelry collection has been a celebration of strength, authenticity, and individuality. Now, Williams returns with a limited-edition collection aptly named after a word that has followed her throughout her entire career—unstoppable. The Unstoppable Collection introduces two pieces—a necklace and a bracelet—both crafted from sterling silver and molded into … Read more

Jenny Bird Launches the Everyday Hero Pin in Support of YWCA Canada

Photograph courtesy of Jenny BirdThe pin features “two hands lifting up a rainbow, to signify optimism unity and love.” By Maddison Glendinning Date June 30, 2020 icon-facebook icon-twitter As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact people across the globe, brands are continuing their efforts to provide support to relief initiatives wherever possible. This week, Toronto-based … Read more

Three Major Streetwear Drops That Support the Black Lives Matter Movement

Over the past few months, as COVID-19 ravaged the world, streetwear labels began harnessing the power of the drop model—highly coveted products released in highly limited quantities during highly abbreviated windows—to raise staggering sums of money for good causes in no time flat. Supreme racked up hundreds of thousands for coronavirus relief with a single … Read more

22 Black-Owned Fashion Brands to Support

But what if you’re an individual? You can put pressure on these major retailers by contacting the company or commenting on their social posts. You can also consider dedicating 15% or more of your personal fashion spending to Black-owned brands. It’s also important to note that the financial impact of COVID-19 has generally hit Black-owned brands harder … Read more

21 Black-Owned Skincare, Hair and Makeup Brands We Love and Support

While supporting the Black community and Black-owned businesses feels especially important right now, there is a need and an opportunity to supply this kind of support, love and commitment every single day. Now and forever. Black culture has informed and inspired the beauty space for decades—a fact that we need to celebrate and sustain. There is a … Read more

The 15 Percent Pledge Asks Major Corporations to Support Black-Owned Businesses

Over the past week, in the aftermath of Minneapolis police senselessly killing George Floyd, many people have spent the time seeking out ways to fight police brutality and systemic racism. These pleas made it to Aurora James, founder of shoe and handbag brand Brother Vellies, who came up with at least one difference-making answer. Showing … Read more