Thank you so much for the positive feedback for the Big List of Black-Owned Kawaii Brands! Some of the kawaii brands have given their positive feedback and they are moved to see so much support from you all! Keep it up!
I received many requests for black-owned goth brands, so I put out some calls to request submissions. If you know any that I’m missing please send me a link! Historically, black goths and punks have been underrepresented in a predominantly white scene, so today I want to share with you some of the amazing black-owned goth/punk brands!
Here are 20+ black-owned goth/punk clothing and accessories brands you can support for your alternative fashion needs.
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Adorned by Chi is an clothing and accessories brand designed for misfits and magical girls. They also produce original magical girl manga series. Adorned by Chi has been featured on Afropunk, Blavity, Nylon, The Huffington Post, and Buzzfeed.
Samantha Rei is an American fashion designer who competed on Project Runway season 16. Her first brand was lolita fashion and evolved into a new eponymous label Samantha Rei. “Samantha Rei embodies the sweetness, femininity and attention to detail.”
Lilith et Adalia is a lifestyle brand created by a duo in New York City. They create one-of-a-kind pieces for in both adults’ and children’s sizes. Their gothic and classic lolita pieces are inspired by a mix of vintage, classic, whimsical, and elegant elements.
Dark Jasmine Clothing creates handmade goth and alternative clothing. Their vibe is “a mixture of alternative grunge with modern goth; giving you a torn and patched-up looks along with clean modern dark fashion.”
Nasty Gem creates handmade faux leather and vinyl accessories. Their accessories with plenty of chains and spikes will make a statement to any outfit. They also have a sister brand Nasty Basix for the budget-conscious goth.
Funky Punk NYC, formerly known as Surreal Designs NYC, is an artist creating bold colorful designs inspired by comics, horror, classic rock, and surrealism. They sell printed apparel along with vintage, hand-painted accessories, and prints.
Jack Rabbid, LLC is creating alternative fashion with a cause. The brand is dedicated towards spreading awareness and prevention of suicide. A percentage of profits go to the National Suicide Prevention Hotline to save lives.
Hellz Belles Co is a new American brand inspired by gothic lifestyle and Japanese street fashion. Their goal is to make a space for BIPOC femmes to be able to express themselves in the alternative scene. Pieces are handmade to order.