There is something magical about bringing Black excellence to something as simple as a handbag. The stories behind why many Black designers/creatives start are usually based on changing the industry, paving the way, bringing their history to the forefront, and sending a helping hand to other contemporaries. Today I want to focus on Black handbag designers!
The handbag you choose says everything about you and your personality. Do you only carry your credit card and lipgloss? Do you need a bag that can carry your laptop, journal, pens, makeup bag, literally everything?
Are you a simple clutch carrier? Do you prefer vegan friendly, leather, cloth, or animal print?
Handbag shopping is similar to finding the perfect pair of shoes. You’re looking for quality, style, longevity, and an item that captures your personality. We need several different bags at different price points, styles, colors, sizes, prints, and fabrications. If anyone understands, it’s me. A girl new options, right?!?
It’s Black history month, and this is the perfect time to support black handbag designers and boutique owners. What stood out to me about these amazing Black designers is their goal of working directly with educated artisans, working with people from their home towns, and bringing money back to their country.
How beautiful is that? The intricate details that go into handbag designing are awe-inspiring. It takes a remarkable eye and delicate understanding of fabric and hardware.
Why support a Black-owned brand?
Visibility and representation in the green economy
Strengths local economy
Closes the racial wage gap
Fosters job creations
Holds other companies accountable
Creates Black culture and serves communities
Read here if you want to further understand the importance of supporting Black-owned businesses.
Let’s Deep Dive Into Some Black Handbag Designers & Brands You Need To Know
Haiti Design was created in 2014 with the goal to create sustainable development through fashion. They have a partnership with many artisans crafting, including leather, sewing, and jewelry making, to name a few.
Haiti isn't just a leather goods company; they sell jewelry, apparel, and home goods.
I have always had a love for fashion. It has brought me peace and happiness throughout my life. Who else knows how to dress plus size bodies but a plus-size woman herself! While styling women and cultivating who I want to be in the fashion industry, I've learned that my passion to change the way plus size women think about clothes, to help them break all the rules and love their bodies along the way. Shop Kaydupree.com