By Nicole Norfleet Star Tribune OCTOBER 12, 2021 Target Corp. will invest $100 million in Black-led organizations through 2025 as it continues to realign its philanthropic priorities. The investment, which will include nonprofits and programs that work to elevate Black voices, will be made through the Minneapolis-based retail chain and its foundation “to help fuel economic prosperity […]
Designing opportunity: Nike design alum D’Wayne Edwards is creating equity for the next generation of Black footwear designers
BY NICOLE GULL MCELROY November 16, 2021 8:00 AM EST Around the time D’Wayne Edwards was graduating high school in Inglewood, CA in the 1980’s, Otis Art Institute in Los Angeles and Parsons School of Design in New York offered a joint program in apparel design. Edwards, the youngest of six kids, had quiet aspirations of designing […]
HanesBrands Announces $2 Million Investment in Historically Black Colleges and Universities as Part of Commitment to Creating Opportunity for All
WINSTON SALEM, N.C., January 13, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HanesBrands, a global leader in iconic apparel brands, today announced a $2 million investment in three historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs). The four-year partnership involves North Carolina A&T, Pensole Lewis College of Business & Design, and Winston-Salem State University.
RTFKT makes shoes too, except these only exist digitally By Richard Lawler@rjcc Dec 13, 2021, 8:45pm EST If you buy something from a Verge link, Vox Media may earn a commission. See our ethics statement. One comparison I’ve heard repeatedly over the last year is that buying NFTs to “flex” on people in the metaverse is just like […]
BY STEFF YOTKA Vogue August 17, 2021 Way back in 2019, Serena Williams and Nike teamed up for a first-of-its-kind partnership. Under Williams’s leadership, Nike would select 10 emerging designers from underrepresented backgrounds to work on a new, Serena Williams–inspired and –approved collection from Nike’s Beaverton, Oregon, headquarters. The 10 winners were scouted with the help of […]