Black-Owned Small Biz Fashion Brands

When talking about black-owned small biz fashion brands, we are trying to recognize some of the brands that have influenced and promoted black culture one way or the other.

When you look at the world today, one thing is certainly common; some of the major fashion trends have their origin traced back to black origins, and even the Black Lives Matter movement.

In this article, we will be highlighting some of the small fashion brands that are led by strong, black independent business owners.

Subrina Heyink Vintage

Subrina Heyink Vintage is a bridal and vintage shop owned by a fashion enthusiast known as Subrina.

Subrina, who was brought up in Lagos, Nigeria, owns and operates this fashion brand from a small shop that practically houses some special items that can serve your bridal and vintage needs.

Most of the pieces which are found in the store are specially handpicked by the brand owner, Subrina.

To shop from Subrina Heyink Vintage, you can visit their Instagram page for more inquiries.


McCullen was founded and established by Sherri McMullen in 2007. It’s a concept shop that has succeeded in selling and distributing some of the highly recognized labels, which include Khaite, Jacquemus, Christopher John, etc. There’s a lot to know about McCullen, as it’s gradually becoming one of the fast-rising black-owned fashion brands.


We all have a natural tendency to develop a likeness for any brand that extends to focus on the aspect of encouraging women to wear their physical flaws with enough pride. One such brand that has turned to be an expert in this is the Carly Cushnie brand. Its collection includes some of the best ready to wear clothes for women. They also have a broad range of ready-to-wear accessories.

As a woman, if you ever need to switch from the office to party girl mode, rest assured that Cushnie can make that happen for you in split seconds. Top public figures such as Beyonce, Michelle Obama, and others are steady clients of the Cushnie fashion brand.

Kenneth Ize

Kenneth Ize was brought up in Lagos State, Nigeria. He’s of Yoruba origin. His first major breakthrough came earlier this year when his designs got featured in the Paris fashion week.

This fashion brand is particularly unique as it has to do with handwoven stripes.  Kenneth seeks to promote the Yoruba origin through these interwoven fabric designs and he’s doing extremely great at it. People are gradually reckoning with the brand.

Brother Vellies

Brother Vellies is a fashion brand owned and operated by Aurora James. Its major concern is to produce and distribute a variety of specially handcrafted shoes and handbags. This initiative isn’t common but very innovative.

Most of their materials are textiles that are locally sourced. Their clientele span across South Africa, Kenya, and the rest of the world.

We’ve carefully outlined some black-owned small biz fashion brands. Which brand do you prefer?