Black-Owned Brands on Carnaby Street Spark Conversation on U.K. Retail Diversity

relates to Black in Carnaby Shakes Up British Fashion at Its Epicenter

Carnaby Street is the heart of British fashion, home to the Rolling Stones’ flagship store, hip brands such as Dr. Martens shoes, and the Liberty London department store with its vast selection of classic designs. The strip, considered the “Capital of Cool” when it featured the playful looks of the 1960s, has evolved with the … Read more

Daily Trojan | Six Black-owned brands reinventing the fashion landscape

A Black model holds up a blue Telfar bag.

“Telfar” by Telfar Clemens aims to be accessible to everyone. (Juliette Wimpfheimer | Daily Trojan) No matter the cultural arena, Black designers continue to define the fashion industry. Inspired by art, sports, immigrant experiences and much more, fashion is an art form that connects the Black diaspora. Because of the long-standing influence and impact Black … Read more

Selfridges Makes Space for British, Black-Owned Fashion, Beauty Brands – WWD

LONDON — Selfridges is thrumming with new projects, and among them is a partnership with Untapped Creatives, a new platform for British, Black-owned fashion, beauty and homeware businesses, with products arriving in-store and online on Wednesday. Untapped Creatives was founded last year by the international finance lawyer Funmi Scott and offers a collection of around 20 … Read more

Black-Owned Fashion Brands On Running a Business

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Courtesy of the designers. The murder of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police and the resulting uprisings sparked a wave of support—some of it genuine, much of it hollow—for the Black community. The response from the fashion industry ranged from posting black boxes on Instagram as a clumsy, superficial display of solidarity to … Read more

Black-Owned Fashion Brands are Getting the Support They Deserve

Image: Courtesy of District of Clothing May 25 marks the one-year anniversary of the death of George Floyd, and though it has been a year—which saw the conviction of Floyd’s murderer, former police officer Derek Chauvin—countless activist organizations and efforts are still working towards justice and awareness of the continued police brutality in the United … Read more

Selfridges Makes Space for British, Black-owned Fashion, Beauty Brands

Selfridges Makes Space for British, Black-owned Fashion, Beauty Brands

LONDON — Selfridges is thrumming with new projects, and among them is a partnership with Untapped Creatives, a new platform for British, Black-owned fashion, beauty and homeware businesses, with products arriving in-store and online on Wednesday. Untapped Creatives was founded last year by the international finance lawyer Funmi Scott and offers a collection of around … Read more

Selfridges to support Black-owned British brands with new initiative

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One of the biggest struggles for Black-owned businesses and indeed for Black consumers, particularly in the luxury industry, is a lack of representation at major retailers. This issue is something which Selfridges is aiming to tackle with a new initiative, having teamed up with Untapped Creatives, a platform which connects, represents and negotiates on behalf … Read more