Because I mostly share fashion-related content it comes naturally to highlight some of my favorite & some new to me small businesses. There will be a two-part post, one dedicated to small brands from around the world and one just with Etsy shops because I always find wonderful options there including vintage, new fashion or kids related.
I have been planning this post for more than a month and I must admit that I made some changes these days, adding more than one black- owned fashion businesses. I recently found them so here they are!
Think California romance! Cotton and linen dresses, feminine floral prints all Summer long!
2.A A K S
Beautifully handcrafted in Ghana, A A K S creates raffia and leather bags in styles that maintain the spirit and durability of their ancestral counterparts characterised by bright exuberant COLOURS.
Ruffles and puff sleeves meet Italian craftsmanship.
Straw accessories never looked so chic! A classic piece to own and wear year after year.
5.TALLULAH ROSE WORLD
" We aim to broader the Tallulah Rose family to bring positive and meaningful change for areas in need. Join Love – Love for fiber, Love for humans, Love for our planet."
6. FARM RIO
A group of creatives from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, that believe in the existence of happiness: We believe in all colors and shapes that nature brings to our eyes, to our feelings. We believe in local culture, and we keep it alive. We believe in quality, we adore details, and the emotions created by these elements, because a powerful product inspires positive transformations in everyone and everywhere. We also believe in hugs, or in Portuguese - we believe in “abraços”. And once we believe, we are. Just like that. Welcome to our magic, and feel it in your soul."
These are the shoes you'll want to wear every day, no matter is a pair of heels or flats! I personally LOVE them!
"Sindiso Khumalo is a sustainable textile designer based in Cape Town. She designs the textiles in her collections by hand through watercolours and collage. Sustainability, craft and empowerment lie at the heart of the label."
Reinventing the Sleepwear market with all garments consciously produced locally and in support of women craftsmanship with a collection for comfort and luxury.
10. COCO SHOP
An Island born- brand just in time for your next vacation!