The novel coronavirus pandemic and racial reckoning that has taken place in the last several months has made purchasing from socially mindful brands more important than ever. Supporting small and local businesses could directly help out a struggling business owner, and prioritizing Black-owned labels is a great way to raise awareness and amplify the Black community.
Even before the pandemic, I considered myself a conscious shopper. I shopped BIPOC-owned businesses and supported eco-conscious brands that do not harm animals when making products. But if I’m honest, I spent very little time learning about the products I was considering. I rarely
J&J’s Janssen is suiting up again for prostate cancer awareness. In blue suit jackets, that is, with celebrities and well-known models virtually hitting the runway in the Blue Jacket Fashion Show during New York Fashion Week.
Now in its fifth year, the event this Thursday, sponsored by Janssen Oncology in support of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, takes on a new emphasis focusing on racial disparities and underserved communities.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Black men—and a person of color is twice as likely to die from the disease as a white man, Rodney Gillespie, vice president
Babies these days are already at the height of fashion — even down to their names.
The number of kids are being named after designer labels is on the rise, found online retailer Jewellerybox in new research they just released. They revealed the findings after looking at figures published by the Social Security Administration (SSA) between 2000 and 2020.
For the girls, Armani and Chanel came up on top, with 6,974 and 6,293 babies, respectively. Leading boys’ names are Armani (8,612) and Salvatore (4,866).
Beauty brands also made the list. Approximately 957 girls answer to Nivea, while 283
Blue-Chip Painter Peter Doig Just Jumped Into the Fashion Realm for a Quirky Collaboration With Kim Jones of Dior
The Scottish-born, Trinidad-based painter Peter Doig is among the lastest artists to dip into the fashion world, teaming up with designer Kim Jones to present Dior’s fall–winter 2021 collection.
Jones, who has worked with a different artist for each collection he’s done since joining Dior Homme in 2018, not only sought inspiration from the celebrated painter’s nostalgic artworks and moody color palette, but also worked with Doig for five months to plan, conceive, and ultimately realize the collection.
Doig was instrumental in the design process, working more closely with Jones than any other artist to date, color-matching swatches to his
When the Black president, well former Black president, makes a surprise visit to a Black-owned bookstore’s book club during Black History Month, it makes major news.
The book club participants were shocked, elated and overwhelmed when former President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance for a Zoom conversation from his D.C. office. The former president engaged in a chat with members of the MahoganyBooks and Very Smart Brothas Bookclub, who got to ask him questions as the owners of MahoganyBooks moderated the hour-long discussion from their Anacostia store about Obama’s book, A Promised Land.