Buying intentional gifts for your loved ones, especially the little ones, that make them smile is rewarding. Clothing for little children is the gift that keeps on giving. They will not only look cool and feel themselves, but also develop more confidence.
There are several Black-owned apparel brands that blend style, sustainability, storytelling and history, while keeping the smile on your child’s face. Here are nine Black-owned clothing brands to shop for your little ones.
Nina Westbrook founded Minibrook, a gender-neutral children’s clothing line. Inspired by her three children, Westbrook’s mission is to create elevated children’s apparel that is easy, stylish, and eco-friendly.
Coal N Terry Kids
Coal N Terry started out as an Ebay shop; however, it quickly flourished into a thriving fashion brand for women, men and children. Coal N Terry Kids is your one-stop shop for upcycled, gender-neutral and inclusive children’s streetwear. Each item is handmade with extreme care for your little ones.
Le Petit Organic
If you have a little one who loves dresses, then look no further than Le Petit Organic. Its vintage-inspired heirloom collection, Le Petit Elle is made with mostly organic cotton. The founder launched the line in 2016 to bring more diversity and inclusivity to children’s apparel, and to create quirky vintage designs for the modern girl.
Kaans Designs is a family brand founded by Ashley and Kenny Green that is perfect for your next family photo. Inspired by their own kids and the lack of representation for families of color in online merchandise, Kaans Designs got its start in 2014. Today, the clothing brand is a hit and is known for its signature set of shirts.
Marlo Bea is a collection of handmade headwraps that celebrates multiculturalism. Founder Shun Moore got the idea for the Black-owned children’s brand when she was pregnant with her third child and wanted to celebrate her blended family.
Miles and Milan
From tees to sweatpants, Miles and Milan offers an array of clothing for your little ones. Named after her niece and nephew, founder and CEO Shennel Fuller launched Miles and Milan to offer key basics that are playful and current. Each item has with the brand’s trademark starry-eyed smiley face.
Ade + Ayo
Created with a mission to make the African aesthetic practical for little ones, Ade + Ayo is a children’s clothing and lifestyle brand that offers African-inspired clothes, accessories and books. Founder Temidayo Adedokun launched the company when she noticed a lack of African-inspired home decor that was affordable and practical.
SEVIIN Children’s Apparel
At 29 weeks pregnant, Alayna Dunklin was searching online for children’s garments without slogans, sayings, prints and patterns. When her search came up empty, the idea for SEVIIN, a children’s clothing line made from simple, neutral, and high-quality fabrics was born. The name SEVIIN came from seven in roman numerals, representing positivity, happiness, and perfection.
Annie the Brave
Founder Chelsea Coulston believes that girls can do anything. When her daughter asked her for a dress with scientists on it and she was unable to find one, she realized the children’s clothing industry didn’t reflect this belief. This void in the market sparked Coulston to launch Annie the Brave, a STEM-inspired clothing brand for girls. With different dress designs, Annie the Brave offers playful clothing that encourages interest in STEM.