"What is Juneteenth?"
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."
Thanks Lindsey Anderson for including us!Check out our Pride Collection here.
Join BeKind Detroit for an evening of sustainable empowerment, sustainable shopping, and a showing of the short film Catwalk to Creation: a series of short films following the journey of garments. Filmmakers Charney Magri, and Ramzi Moutran look at the impact of fashion and hear from those who are working for a different kind of fashion industry.
What: BeKind Detroit X Fashion Revolution Week
When: April 23 @ 5PM
Where: The Rust Belt Market in Ferndale
Why: Fashion Revolution Week is the time when we come together as a global community to create a better fashion industry. It centres around the anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse, which killed 1,138 people and injured many more on 24 April 2013.
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