March 31, 2017 by Burgundy Woods
As a segue from Black History Month into Women’s History Month, Blessed Designs launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund the production of it’s debut clothing line on March 3rd. The company is a minority, woman owned business and will begin the clothing line with 3 styles of graphic t-shirts. The shirts are American made; manufactured and screen-printed in Texas and they are made sustainably using bamboo and hemp fabrics.
Sharmon Lebby, the founder, became interested in ethically made fashion after watching the documentary “The True Cost”. Lebby started the blog “The Road to Ethical” to talk about her journey into ethical and sustainable fashion. However, she became dismayed at seeing how unaffordable the clothing could be and also how small the sizing was. Instead of complaining, she decided to do something about it.
“This is such an incredible movement and I want as many people as possible to have the opportunity to be a part of it.” says Lebby.
By creating loose and comfortable styles that flatter the body, Blessed Designs has created a line that will be accessible to varying body types. Blessed Designs aims to give any woman the opportunity to purchase ethically made clothing.
“Our goal is to also empower women to love their lives, believe in themselves, and embrace who they are.”