March 20, 2023 marked the ribbon-cutting ceremony that took place at the new JEMS by PENSOLE footwear factory located in Somersworth, New Hampshire. One of the first Black-Owned footwear factories in the United States.
Designing a footwear collection that is sustainable is met with many challenges. The good thing is that this course will help you navigate those objections and put you on the right path of sustainable design.
Earn a certificate of completion at this all-day USFIA x Material Exchange fashion sustainability workshop centered on assessing products, minimizing impacts, and understanding sustainable design and sourcing how-to’s.
Earn a certificate in sustainability at this all-day USFIA x Material Exchange fashion sustainability workshop centered on assessing products, minimizing impacts, and understanding sustainable design how-to’s.
For four consecutive days, over 500 Black footwear professionals from all over the country congregated in the city of Detroit, Michigan – sharing their experiences, paying it forward, and being seen among a sea of others that have the same goal. To be seen. And to be seen together.
Around 2008 – 2012’ish there was this Brazilian intervention in ready to wear fashion. Everything from swimsuits to high heels, flip flops and bikini wax toted the country destination of Beyoncé and Alicia Keys Carnival duet “Put It In A Love Song”. Do you remember? That all kind of went away for the most part as fashion trends always do.
An Athletic Brand With No Limits We’re going to put the work in needed. Our whole team is psychotically competitive, excuse my word use; we’re non-stop. Kente Mixon And Another One There are possibly more than 1300 athletic brands here in the USA, supporting the global activewear market that will be worth $380 billion by …
SPECIAL EVENT ON SHOE WASTE! Join our editor, Tanita Gray and Catalyst 2030’s Waste Stream group at Catalysing Change Week as she presents: Shoe Waste & The Future of Footwear (and Fashion) Friday 13th May, 18:00CET/9amPST/12pmEST Panel discussion with industry leaders and innovators, on how we can take steps to reduce shoe waste in landfills …
SPECIAL EVENT! Calling all social entrepreneurs & innovators! May 13, 2022 18:00CET/9amPST/12pmEST Join Shoe Waste LLC CEO and Last-Report EIC, Tanita Gray and a global panel of experts as they discuss the current state of shoes, waste management in fashion, ERP and more. Our mission as a footwear publication is to assist in achieving the …
Even if the opportunity arose to select a Black CEO, the legacy of these brands are undeniable. It is what Black creatives are motivated by – to be the next Channel, but do not possess the assets and collateral that awarded those triads of mega fashion: investment capital, supply chain resources and what we are calling generational wealth.
Dr. D’Wayne Edwards is the most prominent Black designer in the footwear industry. Edwards is building and growing a black owned manufacturing business in the United States.
For years the sneaker industry has been trying to hold on to an iconic brand (Reebok) whose success ran into the late 70’s flew into the 80’s with the Freestyle line
Liberty Fairs has come to Los Angeles! Joining forces with LA Men’s Market to create a new experience, making this show the ultimate and proper West Coast menswear destination.
Expand your community network with BDC About BDC Founded in 2018, the Black Design Collective is comprised of accomplished fashion industry professionals-of-color who seek to amplify the influence of and create opportunities for the community of Black apparel and accessory designers and costume designers within the US and abroad. The BDC mission is rooted in …
Our black dollar spending power ends up in the hands of non-blacks. Period. There is no circulation. There is no ecosystem. And therefore we cannot hold on the movement for more than a moment.