There is something magical about bringing Black excellence to something as simple as a handbag. So today, I want to focus on Black handbag designers! The stories behind why many Black designers and 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.
Kintu New York
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 to 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 woman needs options, am I right?!?
It’s Black history month, and this is the perfect time to support black handbag designers and creators. 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 economyStrengths local economy Closes the racial wage gapFosters job creations Holds other companies accountable Creates Black culture and serves communities
Read here to further understand the importance of supporting Black-owned businesses.
Let’s Deep Dive Into Some Black Handbag Designers & Brands You Need To Know