Founded by Rick Dove, apparel brand MUCH MORE exemplifies the fashion industry veteran’s creativity and beliefs. The brand’s “Protect Black Women” shirt emphasizes one of those beliefs. With 100% of the proceeds given to small businesses owned by Black women, the screen-printed shirt (available in size small to XXL) is made in the USA.
From beloved Philadelphia design shop YOWIE (founded by Shannon Maldonado) comes an extra-large, extra-useful tote. Handmade and printed in Los Angeles, it measures 21 inches wide and 15 inches tall, with a 5.5-inch gusset and thick practical straps. It’s perfect for groceries, a picnic or even as a beach bag—and also reps one of our favorite stores.
Toro y Moi’s Reality Rainbow T-shirt references one of the artist’s mantras, “Reality’s tight if the music is right.” It also pays homage to Apple’s iconic rainbow logo, which works its way through the color wheel vertically. Made from 100% cotton, the heavyweight T-shirt is available in size XS through XXL, and all of proceeds will be donated to the Solano Disaster Fund, a relief system for those impacted by wildfires in California’s Solano County.
Camera store Photodom just opened its physical shop in Brooklyn, making it the first Black-owned photography retailer in the borough. For those not able to drop by the brick and mortar location (where they also offer film processing and camera repair), there’s still plenty to be found online—from cameras to film and clothing. 50% of the proceeds from their Black Lives Matter collection of apparel and accessories goes to the Photodom Scholarship fund, which donates $1000 each month to support photography projects. This green three-button garment resembles a cashier’s vest, with an embroidered BLM patch in place of a store name. Made for all genders, it’s available from size small to XXXL.
One of the most watched and positively charged Verzuz battles of the year, Erykah Badu and Jill Scott’s glorious session aired in May this year. Brimming with appreciation for one another, neo-soul queens Badu and Scott traded songs, stories and praise during the three-hour set, creating visceral reactions of joy and healing from viewers. To mark the virtual event, Badu released several pieces of apparel, including this hoodie (in black, white, yellow or orange) emblazoned with gradient text. Available from small to 3XL, the same design also appears on T-shirts for all genders.
Sundae School’s “Honor Roller” cap is more than a 420-friendly slogan. The hat also features a loop on the right-hand side that’s just big enough to hold a joint—or anything joint-shaped. Equal parts silly and practical, this cap is made for summer adventures.
One of three new limited edition prints by Jeffrey Cheung, “Untitled #2” was originally created for a collaborative zine made by the Oakland-based artist and Tiny Splendor. In Cheung’s signature playful style, several hairy, smiling characters cover the print—with many contorted into interesting poses. Measuring 10 by 13 inches, these riso prints are available in an edition of 100, with each signed and numbered by the artist.
Designed by 4 Good Measure (a Brooklyn-based, Asian American-owned studio), this Chinatown tote features a simple but vibrant design and comes in two bold colorways. All proceeds from the sale of each bag will go back to NYC’s Chinatown—with 10% of that to charitable initiatives that are working within the community there. The design studio’s Chinatown Collection (all available at Pearl Market) includes apparel and accessories that shout out the neighborhood as a whole as well as specific beloved businesses.
Available in six colors, 3rd Eye View’s hexagonal Cuney frames offer sun protection and make for a stylish addition to any outfit. The Houston, Texas-based brand also helms the OnSight Initiative—a non-profit program that offers free eye screenings and tests, as well as glasses, to children. Working with local and national agencies, they provide these resources in under-served communities. By purchasing a pair of the brand’s shades, you are supporting their continued work.
The Gentle Matter Daily Moisture cleanser from skincare brand KLUR (founded by Lesley Thornton) proves both effective and mild enough for regular use on sensitive skin. Green tea, antioxidants, and organic botanicals comprise the formula’s foundation, while a mix of vitamins and coconut milk offer extra nourishment. The solution is organic, wild-crafted, plant-based, and SLS- and fragrance-free. This everyday cleanser—like all KLUR products—is based on Thornton’s mission for clean, healthy, inclusive, and ethical skincare.
Bulbous and bright, these glossy mini vases from Rituals and Ceremony (founded by Sarah Williams and located in NYC’s Crown Heights) add a splash of color to any room. Standing just under five inches tall, they come in six colors that look especially cheerful when mixed and matched. These porcelain vessels are also available in matte pastel hues for those seeking a softer touch.
Founded by Kristen Noel Crawley and beloved for its lip masks, KNC Beauty also has two rich lip balms available. In mint or rose, these balms are vegan and entirely free of parabens, PEG, D-5, preservatives and petroleum, meaning they are packed with natural essential fatty acids and oils. The intended result is super-hydrated lips that feel smooth and plump.
With proceeds from the sale of their “REPARATIONS” hoodie being donated to bail funds in NYC and Portland, Sacramento-based multimedia brand Advisry clearly establishes their bona fides. Also available in heather gray, the garment—which has been screen-printed in the USA on 100% cotton—is available in sizes small to extra-large, and intended for all genders.
Founded three years ago by Byron and Dexter Peart, GOODEE World (a certified B Corp) works to sell appealing, practical and beautifully made products that make a positive social impact. Mostly offering homewares (as well as a few accessories and grooming products), GOODEE stocks items from many brands and makers—and our pick is the Tapestry Pillow 11 from VISO. This hand-finished pillow is inspired by American craftsmanship though it features a contemporary design with rich jewel tones. There are plenty of other patterns and colors available, too.
Linen bed sheets promise to be cozy in the cold and breathable in the heat—making them ideal for those who run warm or colder. These 100% linen sheets from Linoto (a company founded in 2007 by fashion industry veteran and textile expert Jason Evege) are handcrafted in New York’s Westchester County. They’re also available in an incredible 13 sizes (for different bed dimensions across the world), 25 colorways, and various pillow and sheet styles.
Cut and sewn in NYC, this NICOLE ZÏZI STUDIO jacket resembles the classic boxy denim trucker, but is crafted from 19% recycled PET and 81% cotton. Bright blue buttons also add contemporary flair. Each jacket is made to order by employees who are paid a fair wage to work in safe spaces. It’s available from XS to XXL and intended for wear by all genders.