Juneteenth is a national holiday celebrating the abolishment of slavery. It originated in Galveston, Texas in 1865 on June 19th. Federal troops arrived and declared that all slaves be freed. This happened nearly three years later after the Emancipation Proclamation had been signed. Throughout this process the export of slaves from Africa to the United States ended.
We are so happy to say that were featured on Seattle Gay News for being a LGBTQ small business! Seattle Gay News is one of the largest newspapers in the world catering to the LGBTQ community. The article says:
"If trendy Pride wear is what you're looking for but you're also environmentally conscious, then check out Not Sorry Goods [notsorrygoods.com]. Based in Detroit, this is a Black- and Latinx-owned business with a focus on sustainability. It offers a variety of Pride products made out of recycled materials, a cute black denim jacket with rainbow cursive writing on the back advocating for recycling, and perhaps best of all, a long-sleeved black crop top with the words "Queer Not Sorry" embroidered above the heart. The items at Not Sorry Goods are a bit more spendy than those at other online and local stores, but they're worth it for the good quality and recycled materials."
We had the pleasure of being featured in Jack Daniels The Flavors of Two Cities: A toast to to Music, Fashion, and Art Campaign 🥳 🥳 🥳
"Jack Honey, Jack Apple, and Jack Fire present The Flavors of Two Cities: A Toast to Music, Fashion and Art celebrating the contributions of multicultural creatives from Detroit and St.Louis. In a series of three short videos, we get a taste of each city’s artistic culture by capturing stories of local creatives making their mark.
To commemorate Fashion and Art, we produced a customized limited edition Jack Flavors jacket. Not Sorry Goods worked hand and hand with Detroit based artist, Desiree Kelly and St. Louis based artist, Jayvn Solomon to create designs that represent the flavors of their city and the Jack Flavors. Enter to win one of the unisex jackets & learn more here."
Black-owned businesses are an integral part of the fabric of Metro Detroit. As part of an ongoing series, SEEN will be highlighting local black-owned establishments in the coming days. Check out these 22 retailers offering everything from shoes and apparel to home accessories and beyond.