🌿 Oversized stripe shirt by Kanelle
🌿Janine pants by Little Things Studio
🌿 Trifold Wallet by Arture
🌿Pyramid scarf by Rias Jaipur
🌿 Wooden frames that contribute to reforestation & funding rural schools in Haiti by Black Owned brand Enbois
🌿Thrifted slides from Monk Vintage
🌿Repurposed driftwood earring found in San Juan Island, Washington by Grey Jays
🌿 Ankle beads purchased by artisan while in Ghana
All of the above items are from the only 100% melanin operated online retailer who sells contemporary luxe slow fashion designs by local Indian designers. I featured @ikkiviofficial on @melaninass b/c I’m obsessed with their 30+ designers and love how they’re challenging the stigmas of India fashion while building local circularity!
A Sucker for Jumpsuits
Linen & Organic cotton x organic indigo dyed detail - Remuse
Headwrap - Purchased from street vendor in Ghana
Phillip Lim boots - Thrifted
Purse - Purchased from street vendor in Ghana
Dominique Drakeford is on a mission to change the face of sustainability. Born and raised in Oakland, California, Dominique changed coasts to earn her master’s degree from NYU in sustainable entrepreneurship and fashion. She now works in Brooklyn as an environmental educator and writer, with a special focus on empowering communities of color. Through her initiatives Melanin & Sustainable Style, Sustainable Brooklyn, and her own social presence, Dominique is broadening awareness around environmental issues, championing inclusivity, and bringing her own electric energy to the movement.
🌿Eucalyptus lasting board
🌿90% cork, 10% sisal backing midsole
🌿Organic cotton + pineapple upper
🌿100% natural latex lactae hevea outsole
🌿Cotton/linen footstock with kenaf + corn felt insole
🌿100% organic cotton laces
Vintage top & bottoms - Grandma’s Closet
Organic Cotton & Fair Trade Socks - Kind Socks
Head wraps - Souks of Morocco
Heels - Thrifted via Buffalo Exchange
Makeup by: Asari Duke
I’ve been sharing my “conscious style” across social platforms for the last 5 years. But now more than ever I am using my style identity to share that sustainable doesn’t look one way and it’s NOT just worn by a select few. Brown skin, afro textured hair and messages of DECOLONIZATION are most certainly welcomed!
Green Spaces In The Concrete Jungle
Top- Pima Organic Cotton by Known Supply
Blazer - Thrifted in Oakland
Slides- Purchased in a market in Bangladesh, India
Scarf Turned Headwrap- Urban Outfitters
Out Here Livin’ My Best Life Before Winter Fully Hits
Thrifted WESC dress
Scarf/Turban - Via Moroccan Souk
Just your average day
Overalls (Silk-like cotton/viscose blended crepe fabric) - Abacaxi
Heat tech turtleneck -
Slides - thrifted from Monk Vintage
Leather Jacket - thrifted in LA
Teal Coat- Thrifted in Paris
Fedora- Urban Outfitters
There’s something so beautiful being in the desert and having your outer skin reflect the beauty of the natural habitat. In this space - earth tones are majestic royal!
Dress via IKKIVI-
Designer: Mati - 'Mati' in Hindi means 'soil'. Soil can be moulded into various shapes. Designer Fatima K. Punjaabi captures this essence into her clothes as a reflection of her personal style.
The brand is all about comfortable silhouettes. The raw organic feel comes from sustainable and handwoven fabrics, shapes that are inspired by nature and colours that are earthy and natural.
Nisolo - a shoe brand that is intentionally designed creating ethically made goods at a fair price. These slides were handmade in a factory owned and operate in Peru.
Thrifted (Out of the Closet LA)
My first time traveling in Morocco was extraordinary. When I was going through the Medina and through all of the souks, in was important for me to be super comfortable!
Ethically produced Midi Dress - Trove
Organic Cotton Peruvian Pima Cotton Pants - Known Supply
Slides - Thrifted
Chrysocolla Necklace - Natalie Frigo
Headwrap - Locally made Moroccan scarf