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Vive L'Africa Everything In Fashion @ Home Decor inspired by Mother Africa http://goo.gl/5M0gR | @tibiaetech

Everything In Fashion and Home Decor inspired by Mother Africa!!!!

I will share 

 

Submit  your site,or body of  work, new collection  or recommend your favorite site,or body of work, new collection 

Brooklyn, Indie, Wearabletech, African, Mosern African/Ethnique cuoture, custom design, howm interior 

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A curated digest of Global Black and ethnic Design. Talent! I'm on the lookout for sources on these topics-  I  DO NOT accept rewards or sponsorships. Reviews are purely my  opinion ... Submit for review at  http://www.bonniesandy.com/contact-us  
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@bkfashionweek seeks Black fashion designers, Local Global Ethnic Fashion & Trends

@bkfashionweek seeks Black fashion designers, Local  Global  Ethnic Fashion & Trends | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

Thanks So much for your support It's been a great year! #HappyHolidays #Kwanzaa & #NewYear2015 from @Badassebs -@Bkfashionweek @Bkastylecode @28squared +BonnieSandy

Here we "Scoop" on post about Black fashion designers, Local and Globally about Ethnic designers, Fashion & Trends... I'm finally getting a hang of this curating ...   I have to thank you for your support... Please share this and my other scoops with a friend @Bonnie Sandy 

We take an industry focus but do not to worry I've listed and I've added a new scoop Stylelust and next year I'll look at items women and men would love to wear for life' special occassions.
follow along and feel free to submit Valentines, and Bridal, Prom, Easter... Cruise

Finding info is tough so I'd appreciate it when ou submit directly at http://www.bonniesandy.com/contact-us/ ;

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@badassebs seeks Black, Caribbean, African Fashion Designers, Local  Global  Ethnic Fashion & Trends 

It’s the first day of Christmas, the first day of Kwanzaa, and more importantly, for me at least the first day of the last week of the year. It’s time for Giving, Reflecting and CHANGE! Details about each below… http://www.bonniesandy.com/time-giving-reflecting-change/

First the Gifts 12 days of #Techmas - 12 days of tech tools, links and Business Ideas. a gift of Curation -
Http://Techmas.BonnieSandy.com
Then the Reflecting during #kwanzaa2014 - over seven days personal reflections and ideas on Embracing these principles in my Business, Community Personal and even Digital, Practices see more at Http://Kwanzaa2014.BonnieSandy.com
… and then an #offer handle your Change… with tech, #artstech, #Fashiontech, #Musictech, #Dancetech, #Artstech #Entertainmenttech #edutainmenttech Note we'll explore Links & ideas included in the #techmas and in #Kwanzaa2014, These are just a few of the digital toolbox... and teh real magic is in teh strategy to adopt and adapt! This special offeris to the beta design lab... which means participants get an input into how this devops and shapes! help prepare your Summer product offering and 2015 Marketing efforts http://www.bonniesandy.com/tech/ ;

Dreams take FLIGHT when you simply
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They get DIRECTION when you
SET GOALS, MILESTONES & DEADLINES
They become
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LEARN TO SHIFT & COAST ON THE CHANGING CURRENTS

I liked to thank everyone for their support it’s been a REMARKABLE year…
Technology has changed even the way we refer to ourselves so...
#HappyHolidays #Kwanzaa & #NewYear2015 from @Badassebs -@Bkfashionweek @Bkastylecode @28squared +BonnieSandy
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Doncaster Don's curator insight, April 17, 2015 11:23 AM

Thumbs up!!! finally African fashion is going widely and crazy across the the world.....

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#Blackhistorymonth2016 #Blackfashiondesigner #Africanfashio @therezfleetwood Ethnic Couture

Award winning fashion designer Therez Fleetwood showcasing ethnic couture with fabrics imported from Africa. www.therezfleetwoodbridal.com
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#Blackhistorymonth2016 #Blackfashiondesigner #Africanfashion
@therezfleetwood - video of a presentation of 20 years ago the level of design and execution  is exceptional! 

Our goal to create  a curated list of fashion lifestyle products http://stylelust.modekompas.com

@therezfleetwood - video of a presentation of 20 years ago the level of design and execution  is exceptional! #Blackhistorymonth2016 #Blackfashiondesigner #Africanfashion
@therezfleetwood - video of a presentation of 20 years ago the level of design and execution  is exceptional! 

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Should I sell on @Amazon #handmade | #Omnichannel #distribution for #artist #designers #crafters #makers

Should I sell on @Amazon #handmade | #Omnichannel #distribution for #artist #designers #crafters #makers | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
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Should I sell on @Amazon #handmade | #Omnichannel #distribution for #artist #designers #crafters #makers.    It was a 2 am call (artisan hours) from an printer,  weighing the pros and cons of Amazons distribution  reach.  The question is one few have asked.  I've seen talks on how Amazon will affect Etsy's worth, but little on how Amazon's policy will affect the VALuE of the artisan's bottom line after all that is the important  question in  both their PR n narrative. It may sound great  "Factory  free' all handmade... but  "Factory "or assembly line production  is part of solid revenue strategy, whether it is solely  from the artisans hands or those of others he/she employs. And therein lies a key factor...  MAny want the items on both site to be "Affordable" and "handmade".  Few recognize that their is Cottage industry production... Take for example screen  printed pillows a screen printer running a business has a home or studio "factory". if he does it all himself the  artisan  route and sell at  the price quoted on Amazon, he's operating at  a loss...

I've been fielding questions on Amazon Handmade all day so I added a brief segment - Pros and cons of Amazon #handmade and other marketplaces, #Omnichannel #distribution for #artist #designers #crafters #makers. 

As such I've added this topic to our Dec 10th Open Call at NYukCo (1-5pm in Brooklyn NY)  to attend or be put on the  list  

www.Nyukco.com/alpha3intake  I checked the site and will speak more on the pros and cons and possible strategies that address the  use and value of these platform  to the artisan  bottom line.  


 

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beauty hair: 26 Photos of the Epic Natural Hair at Brooklyn’s CurlFest

beauty hair: 26 Photos of the Epic Natural Hair at Brooklyn’s CurlFest | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
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#curlfest  it really was hard selecting just one!

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#BADHairUprooted New York A Celebration of Black Follicles August 6 - 15th 2015 at Green Space NYC

#BADHairUprooted New York A Celebration of Black Follicles  August 6 - 15th 2015 at Green Space NYC | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Her personal struggle with relaxer induced hair loss inspired the University of Amsterdam graduate to use her IT expertise for social change. Known as the first woman in Holland to build a website, she created going-natural.com, the first social web and networking site for natural hair.
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#BADHairUprooted New York A Celebration of Black Follicles  August 6 - 15th 2015 at Green Space NYC - Artist talk Aug 6th  at  7pm #Hairtech

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#Ishopnyukco @tennehwilken's - AMIRAH DRESS is the first dress from the #HouseofRubi children’s wear collection

#Ishopnyukco @tennehwilken's - AMIRAH DRESS is the first dress from the #HouseofRubi children’s wear collection | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
House of Rubi Introduces (Drum Roll)... THE AMIRAH DRESS! This is the first dress from the House of Rubi children's wear collection, and there is more to come!!  It was designed for the lovely, sup...
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#Ishopnyukco @tennehwilken's - AMIRAH DRESS is the first dress from the #HouseofRubi children’s wear collection. Working with Children is a skill and Tenneh is proving exceptional at it.
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Reinventing the Black Medium.™

Reinventing the Black Medium.™ | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Your premier resource for finding better Black stock images.
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we own and shoot all our images but it's About time for a dedicated Black stock image site.. 

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63 African Symbols that Prove Africans Were Always Spiritually Superior People - How Africa

63 African Symbols that Prove Africans Were Always Spiritually Superior People - How Africa | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
African symbols from Egypt are well known, but now is time to discover more African symbols specially from West Africa, called Adinkra. Adinkra are visual symbols, originally created by the Ashanti
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a great resource for African symbols

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Decolonising dress and fashion: African wear in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda

Decolonising dress and fashion: African wear in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
TIA’s Bwesigye bwa Mwesigire looks at the prevalence of African Wear in East and West Africa and concludes that the law and political attitudes in Uganda and Kenya discourage the wearing of African clothes harsher than in Nigeria and Ghana
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What is African Fashion, What is Black Fashion,  Decolonising dress and fashion: African wear in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda

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Fashion’s Racial Divide - It's time to accept black Fashion on it's own terms!

Fashion’s Racial Divide - It's time to accept black Fashion on it's own terms! | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Fewer than 4 percent of the 260 fashion designers showing at New York Fashion Week are African-American.
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There is a Vibrant  Black Fashion sector that serves a specific audience and it's time the fashion media stops trying to fit a #Blackfashion into their idea of "what  fashion should be"!  That often It's promoters pushing for this does not escape me...  Many are in fact simply ashamed of the culture that is Black Fashion.  This article represents Blacks in traditional fashion sector...  most back designers I know Proudly CHOOSE to operate outside of that realm! 

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Doncaster Don's curator insight, April 17, 2015 10:52 AM

Yeah african goes fashion way now.....

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Northside Festival comes to Brooklyn- MUSIC JUNE 11-14 | INNOVATION JUNE 11-12 | FILM JUNE 8-10

Northside Festival comes to Brooklyn- MUSIC JUNE 11-14 | INNOVATION JUNE 11-12 | FILM JUNE 8-10 | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

Northside Festival comes to Brooklyn- MUSIC JUNE 11-14 | INNOVATION JUNE 11-12 | FILM JUNE 8-10

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Northside Festival comes to Brooklyn- MUSIC JUNE 11-14 | INNOVATION JUNE 11-12 | FILM JUNE 8-10

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did @bedstuygateway wear #blackfashion at #‎AprilisBlackFashionMonth‬

did @bedstuygateway wear #blackfashion at #‎AprilisBlackFashionMonth‬ | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

I was shocked to receive an inbox message as to the removal of a comment from Bed Stuy Gateway Bid .  I had not commented on their post (to my knowledge) but on postsi saw in the streams of a friend's feed. Censoring comments is not open engagement.   I was not off topic, I simply  did not say what was expected.  

To have those "removed" so that the person I was commenting to  may not have even seen them is in so many ways feels like a voliation of free speech.. SMH

 

Social media is not the old vanguard and to believe that you can do the same old practices within many community organisation of silencing or ignoring valid concerns  that do not fall in line with one's agenda is a topic this organization needs to review. hence my decision to addess this publicly.  Fashion is not a tool for others to fall on when they need a PR whipping angle. It is the lively hood of many. 

you cannot decide it's reality, all too often those who claim to support, disrespect, the craft, the creativity, the industry, it's members. They would never take this approach with doctors or lawyers. 
It offends me. 
 

When other designers do not like what is going on, they contact me. So  I am well aware of this effort. I simply choose to ignore it .  However when you are  to address an  issue the universe will slap you  wide awake.  Had I not received this inbox I would have ignored it! I decided to make the message I received  in my inbox public.  

THE MESSAGE. 

"Good afternoon Bonnie. I removed your comments from the feed on the BIDs page as our page is for the promotion of local businesses and items related to the small business community within the BID's commercial corridor. While your opinions are significant, the posting related to the kickoff press conference for the event. If you would like to have your opinions shaped into one of the month's symposiums, I can communicate that to the events organizers on your behalf. Wishing you a great Easter/Passover Holiday Weekend. - Michael Lambert "

 

MY RESPONSE. 

"I have been an advocate for change within the Black and Brooklyn sector since the early 2000's. I considered my thoughts and opinions especially those i express valid and based on expertise and knowlege. It is my style to be open and challenge blatant disregard of the value of Black designers especially within Brooklyn's "New" fashion sector.
 

Still, I did not respond to your post, I responded on the feed of a friend. Social media means OPEN ENGAGEMENT. Which means dealing with issues put forth publicly and in a public manner.


How could you have a press conference to celebrate Black fashion and not be dressed in Black Fashion.  I'm not even sure which comment was deleted... I had made  comments on three issues

1) I would take bets that those in the press conference were not wearing black designers.
2) I'd love o see a list of their "black designers", I'd take bets it the usual one sided uninformed, unresearched approach was taken.
3)  If serious then one really needs to address the real issues faced by  black designers. The least of which is press and rather, sourcing & manufacturing & distribution issues 
 

I chose not to engage this event on any your page's timeline, as they had disrespected many. Many designers had inboxed me pissed that they had not been contacted.  I decided not to say  a word, it was not my business.  When designers  realize their value they will step up and be heard.  Apparently it seems you are using a FB account as a business channel.  

However 
 

To remove a response not because it is invalid , but because it does not suit your agenda... speaks volumes about this effort. I am not even sure which comment was removed. I have questioned the legitameacy of support for "black fashion" and challenged whether those in images were even wearing garments by Black designers. It is a discussion I often have about current Presentation practices that stress PR rather than solutions. Efforts that deal with Bloggers and press and not the designers within the sector.
 
Did you guys even do a search  for Black designers. 


To have those not involved or knowlegeable about BROOKLYN fashion History, and specifically Brooklyn BLACK Fashion History and it's current state decide who and how it is celebrated defies many principles celebrated within the Nguzo Saba celebrated and practiced by "black designers".


Brooklyn's black design is not about retail as it is about cottage industry. I seriously doubt there are any strong designer boutiques serving the black design community, existing today. In my opinion any funds, efforts and resources should go towards much needed solutions for the black fashion sector. Should anyone want an honest and informed opinion feel free to contact me...
 

I will have to decline a platform for April since April as I have learned as a designer and organizer of BLACK as well as BROOKLYN fashion designers, is the month many are prepping for their summer and prom season. 

We will be doing BKSTyleCon again in September should you BID wish to engage in sexisting solutions.
 

I myself am currently in the process of organizing a fashion tech pop up Lab, in the Brooklyn area. Should you wish to support a solution that is actually working  and can be adopted I and others will gladly sit at the  table with your organization. 
 

If you are interested in getting links and documentation to Black Fashion specifically in the Brooklyn area (especially since 1996) I will pull together such links when time permits. Also a simple search for Black fashion and Brooklyn Fashion would have revealed a solid trail as I  and otehrs have laid down over the years. 

Again I ask How many at the press conference actually wore items from ocal Black Fashion  Designers, designers do not need words they need sales!


















 

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@bedstuygateway Supporting black designers means BUYING and WEARING  items from black desigenrs. It's a simple question how many especially, organizers at that press conference actually wore garments by  black fashion designers... and who were  those designers #buyblack. #‎AprilisBlackFashionMonth‬

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Chinese Fashion Through the Dynasties 1 - by Off The Great Wall

In dedication to "Black History Month" (and every other month) we wanted to showcase different fashion styles through the ages. Watch Meron B. & B. Hawk send...
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Chinese Fashion Through the Dynasties 1 - by Off The Great Wall

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Top Beauty Vlogger Blasts Black-Owned Cosmetics Company For Not Sending Her Free Products (VIDEO RESPONSE INCLUDED)

Top Beauty Vlogger Blasts Black-Owned Cosmetics Company For Not Sending Her Free Products (VIDEO RESPONSE INCLUDED) | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Beauty Vlogger Alissa Ashley has amassed a huge following in under two years. She has nearing 300,000 subscribers, and with her talent it's no surprise
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Here's the thing, I cannot trust those who only  review products they get free. Part of perception of VALUE is actually having to shell out money for the item. I am also tired of entrepreneurs who  do not  want to pay for their core  product Product companies pay for the material and labor that they produce their product  with. If you are a reviewer "product' is your core cost" , If you are a retailer, "product" is YOUR  core cost...   

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#holiday #Stylelusting a list of great #buyblack #buildblack products and their makers!

#holiday #Stylelusting a list of great #buyblack #buildblack products and their makers! | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
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#holiday #Stylelusting a list of great #buyblack #buildblack products and their makers!. In deciding to share this list of great makers from whom you can find great gifts I started with those whose products I have seen , I can verify still collecting the info , images etc takes time I hop I can get to all 

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The race to Curate #Africanfashion during #NYFW | #MadeinAfrica #ConnoisseurAfrica @TstmkrsAfrica

The race to Curate #Africanfashion during #NYFW | #MadeinAfrica #ConnoisseurAfrica @TstmkrsAfrica | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Attendees: Key players in African Fashion and Art, entrepreneurs, investors, Africa Aficionados, and creatives. AlleyNYC, 500 Fashion Ave (7th ave) Suite 17A, New York, NY 10018
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 While others feed on the popularity of #MadeinAfrica for #NYFW #ConnoisseurAfricone  is TAKING  a group to  Africa. even as they celebrate NYFW.  Next week they'r e in LAGOS.  So many make promised and then you here through the  grapevine they did not deliver. Or what they present is not really what they claim |. 
The invite - Just in time for New York Fashion Week | Africa, Connoisseur Africa kicks off the week of styling festivities with an eclectic mix of creatives, influencers, entrepreneurs, and Africa aficionados.

Our featured start-up ,Tastemakers Africa, is single-handedly changing the game of travel and exploration across the vast continent. See for yourself on Instagram. Only at Connoisseur Africa will you see their exclusive sneak preview of Wàllá Dá, a recently filmed documentary in Ghana that explores a new paradigm in African Exploration told by 5 of the continent's most dynamic young creatives: Yagazie Emezi(Nigeria), Velma Rossa (Kenya), Twiggy Moli and Sedi Ramone (South Africa), and Maame Adjei of Ghana. 

In true Connoisseur and AlleyNYC fashion, we're celebrating good vibes with bubbly, bites, and jams. 

 

 

Connoisseur and AlleyNYC present

CONNOISSEUR AFRICA

featuring Tastemakers Africa 

Just in time for New York Fashion Week | Africa, Connoisseur Africa kicks off the week of styling festivities with an eclectic mix of creatives, influencers, entrepreneurs, and Africa aficionados.

Our featured start-up ,Tastemakers Africa, is single-handedly changing the game of travel and exploration across the vast continent. See for yourself on Instagram. Only at Connoisseur Africa will you see their exclusive sneak preview of Wàllá Dá, a recently filmed documentary in Ghana that explores a new paradigm in African Exploration told by 5 of the continent's most dynamic young creatives: Yagazie Emezi(Nigeria), Velma Rossa (Kenya), Twiggy Moli and Sedi Ramone (South Africa), and Maame Adjei of Ghana. 

In true Connoisseur and AlleyNYC fashion, we're celebrating good vibes with bubbly, bites, and jams. 

 

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@Bkfashionweek @IshopNyukco says Get your @Afropunk style with @MikeSylla @lesnubians @DapperAfrica

@Bkfashionweek @IshopNyukco says Get your @Afropunk style with @MikeSylla @lesnubians @DapperAfrica | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
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@Bkfashionweek @MikeSylla  say Get your @Afropunk #Afropunkfest with @NegusAdeyemi @KLifeWalks @QueenGodIs @DjFaze @DjGoldenAthena  @Ilovenyukco  @lesnubians @DapperAfrica. Explore your style options with FREE makeover 1-5Pm  Enjoy #PoPM AN Afro Fashion Show www.Brooklynfashionweek.com/mikesylla

FB #BKFASHIONWEEK NYukco's Platform presents Mike Sylla at POPM FREE Popup Shopping Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1015449821801145/ ;

FB #Bkfashionweek PLaTForm presents Mike Sylla in PopM an Afro Fashion Show at https://www.facebook.com/events/956184694431698/ ;

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@Bkfashionweek @MikeSylla  say Get your @Afropunk #Afropunkfest with @NegusAdeyemi @KLifeWalks @QueenGodIs @DjFaze @DjGoldenAthena  @Ilovenyukco  @lesnubians @DapperAfrica. Explore your style options with FREE makeover 1-5Pm  Enjoy #PoPM AN Afro Fashion Show www.Brooklynfashionweek.com/mikesylla

FB #BKFASHIONWEEK NYukco's Platform presents Mike Sylla at POPM FREE Popup Shopping Event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1015449821801145/ 

FB #Bkfashionweek PLaTForm presents Mike Sylla in PopM an Afro Fashion Show at https://www.facebook.com/events/956184694431698/ 

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#IShopNYukCo - Samra is a label by 13 year old design intern Kaylah Reid #youthentrepreneurship

#IShopNYukCo -  Samra is a label by 13 year old design intern Kaylah Reid #youthentrepreneurship | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

Samra is a label by 13 year old design intern … Kaylah Reid . She is presently prepping  her first collection for sale and will soon launch officially  so sign up for her newsletter"

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#IShopNYukCo -  Samra is a label by 13 year old design intern Kaylah Reid #youthentrepreneurship #support for These young  designers is crucial to helpng them  build charater and confidence. As Kayla pointed out  ther really is not a lin eof clothing that I love that is suitable for a teenage  African Amercan  wome  who is proud of her heritage! Clothing  for teeens by a teen!.. sign up for details on her growth!

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#Shop2Support NYukCo #Selffund #fashiontech #Startup to helps local designers build global busiensses

#Shop2Support NYukCo #Selffund #fashiontech #Startup to helps local designers build global busiensses | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Fashioning Change EMBRACE DA BS-

Simply put these products are sell designed for Fit, Fashion and functionailty and  that should be the only reason you need to purchase.   These pre sale intros are at a steal, (designers use sweat equaity to cut cost)  and one time offers.  However  Please scroll down to read about WHY you should support! 
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#Shop2Support NYukCo #Selffund #fashiontech #Startup to helps local designers build global busiensses.  New Youk has it's share of Fashion incubators and accelerators, few allow for or cater to the organic cottage industry that actually exist.  We chose to start as a pre-stratup lab project  so that we can do what we do best... custom design products that fit our consumers needs. In this case our consumers are our design colleagues  in  less than 3 months we have made significant progress and can stand toe to toe with others well funded projects. However  to move forward we require non eguity funding.  So we tappedin to what we do best design great product, service sand merchandise and offer it as a pre-sale startup to our network! ... Thanks for your support 
Bonnie Sandy .. 
Creative Industrialist, Fashion Designer, Fashion Tech  Advocate  & Project lead 

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Holland Textiles Opens in The Bronx, Bringing @Vlisco With Them

Holland Textiles Opens in The Bronx, Bringing @Vlisco With Them | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Last summer, while walking along 3rd Avenue in The Hub, I spotted a bright, new store with gorgeous, African print fabrics. Holland Textiles advertise themselves as the "number one African Fabric ...
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Vlisco is in the Bronx Holland textile Holland Textiles is located at 3037 Third Avenue and can be reached at 718-513-6280. 

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Don't make any assumptions about the next headscarf you see

Don't make any assumptions about the next headscarf you see | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
There are hundreds of reasons why someone might wear a head covering. These beautiful photos prove why.
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Head wraps expo 2015 

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After April 21st will Google Penalize non Mobile Optimized Websites

After April 21st  will Google Penalize non Mobile Optimized Websites | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it

People search on their mobiles much more than they do on the desk or laptop.   Looking for something you "google it", especially if you're on the go and need an answer right away , in your immediate vicinity.

 

The truth is I do not consider local search to be really "Local".. since it is skewed towards larger  chains that can afford high priced tech and search professionals. Truly local is often buried deep in pages few ever access. On top of that Google's local search and thato f others does not take into account cottage based businesses. Since they do not  or cannot input their home addresses.  So what then does Mobile Friendly mean to the average Local Cottage, Ethnic or niche business...
 

I started NYukCo as a means of using technology to address local availability. It is a collective, a cluster of local designers. We will be assisting them as indiviuals and a group to strengthen their SEO and other tech needs. Once a week you can find these local designers at a specified location.  The site  and all others I  manage are responsive so mobile ready. However Im still figuring a way around Google's local listing protocol. often it seems only one business can be listed at a location, as per the verificaton notices that many I work with who actually share space recieve.  Untill the logistics of what it means to be local, and what the  mobile user truly is seeking, is addressed this  is simply of no real value to localbusinesses.  

In the meantime we depend on what  we always have word of mouth, please support local by 
1)- stopping by with a friend or two. 
2)- Sharing to you local groups online and offline... and bringing them by 
3) Share the site and the address  with relevant info www.NYukCo.com 227 Utica Ave Brooklyn ny 11213 (between St. Johns and Sterling)
4) writing a revew on on Gplus and Social media pages and using relevant  #hashtags eg #ishopNYukCo 
5) Buying -  our Local sellers offer several options, unlike most popups you can place an order, or hav eitems altered and return teh next week or have them shipped!
Follow your local businesses on Social media & reshare their info...  
FB, www.facebook.com/nyukCo
Twitter www.twitter.com/lshopNYukCo
www.nstagram.com/IshopNYukCo

Check for mobile readiness http://ami.responsivedesign.is/ ;
https://www.google.com/webmasters/tools/mobile-friendly/ ;
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Untill the logistics of what it means to be local, and what the  mobile user truly is seeking, is addressed this  is simply of no real value to localbusinesses.  

In the meantime we depend on what  we always have word of mouth, please support local by 
1)- stopping by with a friend or two. 
2)- Sharing to you local groups online and offline... and bringing them by 
3) Share the site and the address  with relevant info www.NYukCo.com 227 Utica Ave Brooklyn ny 11213 (between St. Johns and Sterling)
4) writing a revew on on Gplus and Social media pages and using relevant  #hashtags eg #ishopNYukCo 
5) Buying -  our Local sellers offer several options, unlike most popups you can place an order, or hav eitems altered and return teh next week or have them shipped! 
Follow your local businesses on Social media & reshare their info...  
FB, www.facebook.com/nyukCo
Twitter www.twitter.com/lshopNYukCo
www.nstagram.com/IshopNYukCo

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As Cuba Opens Up, Fashion Reacts or Rather How Will Fashion react?

As Cuba Opens Up, Fashion Reacts or Rather How Will Fashion react? | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
Designers have long romanticized the island nation as a mythic outpost, and now that it’s more accessible than ever they may rethink their visions.
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What  do you think of when your picture Cuban Fashion? 

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Evocative Photo Project Counters Stereotypes Of What It Means To Be Black, Masculine And Stylish

Evocative Photo Project Counters Stereotypes Of What It Means To Be Black, Masculine And Stylish | Black Fashion Designers | Scoop.it
the ongoing photo series "The Dandy Lion Project" aims to change all that by speaking to the fact that black male fashion, and, by association, black masculinity, is diverse and not solely defined by the sort of images of black men who dominate mainstream media.

The project is organized by Shantrelle Lewis, a Philadelphia- and Brooklyn-based curator. Initially launched for a pop-up art space in Harlem in 2010, “Dandy Lion” has since been featured in shows throughout the world. Its latest exhibition, at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago,
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the "The Dandy Lion Project" organized by Shantrelle Lewis, a Philadelphia- and Brooklyn-based curator.is at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, I have to admit that these images reek of insecurity, and I always end up questioning not only how truly confident these brothers are, but how well they understand "style".  I can appreciate the photography and  truly admire what the curator has achieved for  the business of Fashion as photography.... but really, are these the only images of stylish black masculinity ? 

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Chinese Fashion Through the Dynasties @ - by Off The Great Wall

In dedication to "Black History Month" (and every other month) we wanted to showcase different fashion styles through the ages. Watch Meron B. & B. Hawk send...
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Chinese Fashion Through the Dynasties 2 - by Off The Great Wall

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@Afropunk PinnedxStitched take on "Black Fashion...Through The Ages" @YouTube - What do you think?

In dedication to "Black History Month" (and every other month) we wanted to showcase different fashion styles through the ages. Watch Meron B. & B. Hawk send...
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@Afropunk  PinnedxStitched take on "Black Fashion...Through The Ages"  @YouTube -  What do you think?

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