35 Black-Owned Wellness Brands to Shop and Support

Dian S. Hicks

There is a lot of work to be done to support the Black community, stand up against racial injustices and police brutality, and educate and learn about the systemic racism and biases that infiltrate our communities (and ourselves). Some of that work involves protesting, donating, reading, listening, writing to government leaders, and talking to our own family and friends about racism. We at Who What Wear and THE/THIRTY are committed to putting in the work and learning so much more.

One other thing you can do to support the Black community now and always? Using your spending power to put your money, if you can, toward some amazing Black-owned businesses. This is especially important now, considering many of these businesses have been hit hardest financially by the COVID-19 pandemic (see a helpful graphic here).

To start, we’ve compiled a list of noteworthy Black-owned wellness brands and businesses below. This

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Digital Start-ups Offer Concrete Solutions to Fashion Industry

Dian S. Hicks

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In a moment defined by uncertainty, the search for innovative, efficient solutions seems to become more urgent than ever for fashion and luxury brands that want to safeguard and even grow their businesses during the global economic downturn caused by the coronavirus.

When it comes to finding practical solutions to problems, digital start-ups are increasingly appearing to be the right partners to help established, in many cases very traditional, companies  navigate the future.

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“In this period, I’ve really seen that brands are actively looking for digital solutions, which a few months ago would have found many difficulties to be considered by the market,” said Giusy Cannone, chief executive officer of Fashion Technology Accelerator. “Companies have finally understood the potential of digital solutions, which have become a priority. Before the crisis, the problem was not technological, but cultural.”

“The digital

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Cardi B’s Stylist Slams Fashion Brands Amid George Floyd Protests

Dian S. Hicks
Cardi B’s Stylist Slams Fashion Brands for Staying Quiet Amid Protests
Cardi B and stylist Kollin Carter sit front row at the Thom Browne Spring-Summer 2020 show during Paris Fashion Week on September 29, 2019. Swan Gallet/WWD/Shutterstock

Celebrity fashion stylist Kollin Carter, who dresses Cardi B, is grossly disappointed by how the fashion industry is responding to the George Floyd protests and the Black Lives Matter movement as a whole.

On Monday, June 1, Carter made a statement on Instagram directed at “fashion house’s and CEOs.”

“For you to be in my email begging for placements but have nothing to say when it comes to this matter is disgusting,” wrote the stylist in a feed post. “Don’t use us when it’s convenient for you to then turn around and not stand with us.”

In the accompanying caption, Carter wrote, “I will make it my duty to not

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5 Pretty Dress Trends Fashion People Are Wearing Indoors

Dian S. Hicks

Now that it’s starting to truly feel like summer in most parts of the country, it’s getting to be too hot for all the heavy loungewear we stocked up on several months ago and beyond that, many of us are tiring of wearing the same sweatpants over and over (myself included). One solution to summer dressing while staying comfortable at home? The house dress. These easy throw-on dresses have always trended this time of year, but this year, they’ve become even more appealing—and that only means one thing: Time to usher in a new round of trends.

Once again, fashion people have proven to be a huge source of inspiration here, as they’re the first to test out these new dress trends and show the rest of us how to style them. From the loose and languid maxi dresses to cotton ribbed-knit styles and pretty smocking, this summer’s crop

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