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Black Owned Winter Wear

Winter is here and with it comes the importance of bundling up to protect your skin from the harsh cold weather. We’re bringing you five Black owned outerwear companies to check out!

1. Slim Pickins Outfitters


Slim Pickins Outfitters is the first Black owned gear shop. Slim Pickins sells quality outdoor goods to inspire adventure and curiosity while protecting against the elements. Jahmicah Dawes started the brand to address the disparities between outside gear and the Black community. He strives to build not just a brand, but a community. You can find the outerwear brand here:

https://slimpickinsoutfitters.com/




2. Pyer Moss


Pyer Moss was started in 2013 by Kerby Jean-Raymond who became the first Black designer to debut his fashion collection at his Parisian fashion show. A cross between an “art project” and a “timely social experiment” as described by Jean-Raymond, he wants to use the brand to evoke social dialogue. To combine the art of storytelling with several elements of activism, and social commentary. You can check out the collection at https://www.pyermoss.com/





3. Confetti


Started by Duckie Confetti, a celebrity stylist whose designs have been worn by Beyonce and Teyana Taylor, The Confetti Boutique aims to create fun and funky apparel for Women, Men and Children. You can check out the Confetti boutique here: https://www.confetti-boutique.com/




4. Martine Rose


The Martine Rose collection was established in 2007 by CEO and namesake herself, Martine Rose. She was inspired by her Jamaican-British heritage with the music and cultures of London. The brand revolves around family and community. You can find Martine Rose at https://martine-rose.com/


5. Studio189


Studio189 was cofounded by Rosario Dawson and Abrima Erwiah. The lifestyle brand offers deconstructed, yet lightweight trench coats and capes made from locally sourced materials with all natural dyes. The company’s store is located in Ghana, and it works to bring jobs to various African communities. You can find the brand here at studiooneeightynine.


We hope these five Black owned outerwear brands keep you warm and cozy for the winter!

Minerve Jean is a Haitian-born storyteller who shares her poetry and writings unapologetically. She believes in the power of words and their ability to help and heal. Her debut book, For The Secrets That Gave Themselves Away, is an anthology of raw poetry where she uses words to paint pictures that will resonate with the human soul. She has also contributed pieces to Hercampus, Orange and Blue Magazine and MLNNYC. In her free time, she likes to snack on Avocado toast and curl up with a good book.