10 amazing black-owned fashion brands that should be on your radar

The past couple of weeks have shown a massive surge in support for the Black Lives Matter movement and there are plenty of ways you can get involved in standing against racism and improving equality in our society.

Whether you’ve been taking time to educate yourself and expand your reading and watching, participating in peaceful protests, signing petitions, or donating money, it feels like we are finally having the conversations we need to be.

Supporting black creatives is more important than ever so we’ve rounded up some of our favourite black owned fashion businesses that you can shop now and forever, believe us your wardrobe will thank you.

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Kemi Telford

Kemi Telford is run by a Nigerian woman who arrived in England back in 1996, first studying law and then going into pharmaceuticals.

Kemi then started a blog, which eventually turned her back to her original dream of selling beautiful clothes for women.

Expect gorgeous Nigerian inspired pieces with a western twist, think bold prints and bright colours, in gorgeous shapes and fabrics.

Pink layered maxi dress, £70, Kemi Telford

SIKA

SIKA was founded back in 2005, with the vision that fashion has both the power and potential to make a positive contribution to society.

The ethos? Produce ‘Made In Africa’ garments for the international market, whilst proving that garment production can have social and environmental responsibilities at it’s core.

All SIKA garments are designed in London and handmade in Ghana and they’re simply stunning.

Aliyah Dress, £195, SIKA

Roop

Roop founder Natasha Fernandes, based in Manchester, uses left over vintage fabrics to make her ‘scrunchie’ bags, inspired by Furoshiki bags.

They are all hand-made in the UK, and most of them are one of a kind!

Satin Furoshiki Bag, £65, Roop at 50-m.com

Salone Monet

Salone Monet is a shoe brand that ensures nude heels are nude whatever your skin tone…

With celebrity fans like Beyonce, these gorgeous heels are a must have and come in six shades from light to dark.

Sable, $295, Salone Monet

Elsie & Fred

Elsie & Fred was created by siblings Natalie, Leanne and Ryan Haynes from Coventry, three years ago.

Elsie and Fred are their grandparent’s names – cute.

Every single item is designed in their studio in Bermondsey, London.

Think party pieces, Ibiza nights out and stand out prints.

Carrie Ruched Mini Dress, £35, Elsie & Fred

Nubian Skin

Nubian Skin founder, Ade Hassan, felt frustrated by the lack of skin-tone choices when it came to ‘nude’ underwear.

Ade launched Nubian Skin with a carefully edited collection of lingerie and hosiery to provide essential underwear to women of colour.

They’re now stocked on ASOS, Bravissimo, Figleaves and Pretty Polly to name a few.

Bodysuit, £45, Nubian Skin

AleroJasmine

Founder of AleroJasmine, Aasiyah says: My fascination with eye catching textures and prints and love for expressing my vibrant dynamic culture is projected through every piece made. Thank you for embracing my bursts of creativity."

All of their materials are ethically sourced and handmade by a curated group of underprivileged Lagosian artisans.

Red Teric Bralet, £25, AleroJasmine

RZR Denim

RZR Denim was founded by Maria Pearl, and describes it as a high end bespoke sustainable denim brand.

Maria started out customising and fringing her own denim pieces, and after constantly being asked to alter other pieces, realised there was a gap in the market.

RZR Denim prides itself in making one off unique pieces, using recycled denim and reworking vintage pieces.

All items are made and created in their London studio.

‘Daydreaming’ Bleached Mini Skirt, £25, RZR Denim

WMNS WEAR

WMNS WEAR brand was designed with the modern day woman in mind.

Made for the on trend babe who dares to be different and bold in her style, they represent the evolving woman.

All their clothes are designed in London, offering exclusive limited edition athleisure styles made to enhance the female body shape.

Pink Two Piece, £45 WMNS WEAR

The K Label

The K Label was founded by womenswear designer Karice Leila in 2015, when she was inspired by the pieces missing from her wardrobe.

An exclusive, premium womenswear brand that breaks boundaries whilst maintaining a great sense of style, sophistication and simplicity.

Every piece is designed and cut in their in-house studio in London, using a range of high quality jerseys and ribbing.

Zip-Down Mini Dress, £159.99, The K Label

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