First, I’d like to wish all of you a Happy Labor Day. I know you all are probably out and celebrating but I just had to drop in with something for you guys!!
Came across this brand Black Cotton Apparel,
<<< Isn’t this design super cute!!(Photo Courtesy of BlackCottonApparel.com)
Being that I am of Caribbean decent(Big Ups to Jamaica, mi love yuh! I love you other island too! :-)) I could not let the amazing designs and philosophy pass me by (Yes,I am a sucker for good art and culture!).
You know I love you all, so I got the chance to dig deep into the brand and what it stood for in an interview. Check it Out….
What inspired you to create your brand Black Cotton Apparel?
When we started Black Cotton there were just a handful of apparel lines out there and most of them lacked substance and quality. We felt that we needed to create something that represents the caribbean correctly.
Black Cotton Apparel; how did you come up with this name for your brand?
The name ‘Black Cotton’ came out of a brainstorming session. It was one of the many names thrown on the table. The mulitple meanings that could be derived from the name was very appealing and worked well with African American history.
How do you think your brand Black Cotton Apparel will help change the outlook of people towards one another?
It’s human nature for people to find ways to separate themselves but Black Cotton Apparel aims to showcase our similarities through our designs. The African diaspora is so wide and deep but every one of us must remember that we came from the same place.
What makes Black Cotton Apparel stand out from all other brands?
I think our strongest asset is our creative designs and the intention behind the art. There are many lines out now that lack creativity and an authentic purpose. What we try to do is inspire, entertain and enlighten!
What inspired you to develop the idea of the designs for your tees ?
The inspiration comes from everything around us- the past, present and future. Ultimately, our inspiration comes from God and his compassion and love for all people.
What inspired you to develop the idea of the “Trifector” tee?
The ‘Trifector’ tee is a combination of African , Caribbean, and African American motifs. This particular design draws on slave labor and the transatlantic slave trade, better known as the triangle trade.
What has been the biggest accomplishment for your brand Black Cotton Apparel?
Every new progressive conversation that is sparked as a result of our brand is a big accomplishment!
Where do you see Black Cotton Apparel 5 years from now?
Black Cotton Apparel will be in a better position to make a positive change in the mental state of millions through art and fashion. We plan to have a flagship store where you can find all the latest Black Cotton Apparel and also socialize with like-minded individuals.
If you could describe your brand Black Cotton Apparel in one word what would it be? Why?
Perseverance! It sums it all up. Without perseverance we wouldn’t be where we are now! Our history is a perfect example of what spiritual tenacity and persistence can achieve. We believe people would be better off with perseverance than with intelligence.
What else can we expect to see from Black Cotton Apparel?
You can expect us to experiment with other types of apparel and accessories. You might even see a documentary or two…we will keep you posted!
Where can Black Cotton Apparel items be purchased?
It’s currently available online at www.blackcottonapparel.com.
Other contact information:
Phone : 754 300 8508
Twitter : @bcapparel