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Well, it’s about that time again! Coachella was amazing and other music festivals are soon to follow including AfroPunk and Essence Fest.

Every year the fashion scene of our favorite Afro-centric festivals get bolder and brighter, spawning new trends in Black fashion. Are you festival ready? If not here are a few Black-owned brands to help you prep for your festival endeavors!

Fashion

The Quirk Shop– Have you checked out our shop? If you love both anime and trap music, as well as a mid-2000s aesthetic, this is the place for you.

Hello Fashion Boutique– A new fashion brand that will be launching soon. Her brand offers cute quirky and nerdy clothing and accessories. Find her on Instagram and be alerted when the brand finally launches!

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Cierra Lynn Collection- A DC native, artist Cierra Lynn offers a brand of eye-catching Afro-centric fashion with dope designs and funky colors. You can even have something custom designed to your tastes!

Beads Byaree Areeayl Goodwin handcrafts interesting and unique jewelry and apparel. If you’re into whimsical, boho-chic style she is definitely worth checking out!

Orchids + Spice– Founded by Chantay Davenport, Orchids + Spice caters to the free-spirited, boho and fashion-forward Babes that move to the beat of their own drum. They are all about eclectic, trendy and quality pieces.

Stuzo- Founded by Stoney Michelli & Uzo Ejikeme, Stuzo prides itself on being a genderless, queer owned company that offers bold fashion-forward apparel.

Rahyma- RAHYMA presents in-your-face hand-made African fashions. The designs are classy and captivating and sure to turn heads!Rahyma Yellow- Barbie Dress

Jewelry/Accessories

Goddess Work by Queenae- Queenae offers beautiful, hand-made beaded jewelry fit for a goddess. You can find her on Instagram for more info on her pretty pieces of art!

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The Wrap Life- Created by Nenna Stella, The Wrap Life is an eclectic headwraps and accessories line. The fascinating mix of colors, textures, and patterns are sure to turn heads at any event!

RareSpirals- Created by Mengi Triggs, rare spirals is a swirling display of wire and crystal jewelry.

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Young Erudite Society- Creator Robinne Adams prides herself on creating wearable art. Everything from jackets to hats, will have a personalized and spiritual touch. Find her on Facebook for more info!

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Shoes

Samanta Shoes- Samanta Joseph created Samanta Shoes with the big footed woman in mind. Her shoes range from dressy to comfy, and when you join her newsletter you get fifty dollars off your next purchase!

Negash- Negash Apparel&Footwear is inspired by the art and culture of Egypt. Their footwear is sleek, high quality, and unique.

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Sole Rebels – Founded by Bethlehem Tilahun Alemu, Sole Rebels not only prides itself on its handcrafted, attractive footwear but also on its sustainability. They use recycled materials in their creative designs and offer four times the legal wage and three times the average industry wage to their workers.

Hopefully with this comprehensive list of Black-owned businesses you guys can kick off the festival season in style and with pride. Happy festivaling!

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