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for melanated people and the people who LOVE us

Welcome to the online home of Melanin Rising Apparel! Melanin Rising celebrates creatives of the African diaspora, past, present and future through fashion and community.

Let's honor the wisdom of the past and create a loving future.

Now is the time to rise.

apparel and personal care products for all ages and genders

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About Us

Melanin Rising is a 100% Black woman and artist-owned company creating apparel and personal care products for all ages and genders.   Our social venture lies on the intersections of art, fashion and social justice, centering and amplifying the creativity of people of the African Diaspora.  We honor the role of creativity as a sacred and powerful force for social change.

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I'm not Black, Can I wear this?

Melanin Rising was created for people of the African diaspora and the people who love us.

LOVE is not just a feeling or sentiment, it is an ACTION.

Being an ally means ACTIVELY challenging, disrupting and dismantling systems that may benefit you at the expense of Black people. It's about being willing to do the internal work so you can show up in service of our liberation, which is inextricably bound to yours.

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Melanin Rising's offices are are located on the stolen and occupied ancestral territory of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples.  We stand in solidarity with our cousins of these territories and with all oppressed and colonized peoples of the world as we work toward our collective liberation.

We look forward to hearing from you!  Drop us a line here and don't forget to follow us on social media

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