12 Black-Owned T-Shirt Companies That Are Killing The Game

Zazzle.com, an online retailer that sells customizable tshirts, is under fire for using  white models to sell black girl empowerment t-shirts. Shout out to our girl,  Jackie Aina  for sharing on her Twitter and bringing it to our attention.

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In a statement to Yahoo Style, Zazzle.com had this to say:

“Each designer is shown a series of pre-posed randomized model shots upon which their design is placed. It’s always possible that gender, race and other attributes of the model do not match up to the specifics of the design, given the ratio of our millions of designs to the 100 or so t-shirt styles we offer.  At Zazzle, we’re committed to diversity and are working on increasing the diversity of the pre-posed model shots and the t-shirt range itself.”


Our thoughts? Forget them. For true authentic black model representation check out thee following black owned T-shirt businesses.

Tees In The Trap

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Sweet Knowledge Clothing Company


Beautiful in every shade


The Cultured Savage


Chocolate Chick Tees


The Very Black Project



Smart Brown Girl

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Feel free to share your listing of black-owned t-shirt companies in the comment section. We will be updating the list shortly!

For more black owned lists click HERE for lingerie, HERE for cosmetics, HERE for Beauty supply stores, and HERE for natural haircare brands.

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  1. Don’t forget about Mess In A Bottle! A lot of her shirts are being worn by celebs and on shows like Insecure

  2. Another a Black owned clothing line is Black Entrepreneur Brand.

    A clothing line for black entrepreneurs.

  3. Beautiful tee’s ladies! I am trying to find a black female t-shirt company that makes t-shirt’s. Does anyone know of a company that can produce t-shirts?

  4. You can also check out My Black Clothing dot com. They are a black-owned clothing brand that gives back to communities and non-profit causes.

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