What Is Black Flour? A History Lesson...
Black Flour is an homage to the first population of free and enslaved Blacks in the United States that made a living as Millers and Millwrights, beginning an economic revolution in America.
As history has it, free and enslaved Blacks generally levied 20% of the finished product to local farmers as payment for their work. Them having intimate control over this area of production, the weight was not always equal to the levy. This “short-weighting” in turn allowed the millers to provide for themselves, their families, and create an underground economy that was paramount to the prospering of the free black community in rural areas.
Who Is Black Flour For?
Black Flour is for those that want to wear simple, fresh, high quality, and super comfortable streetwear that harkens back to urban Hip-Hop fashion of the 90s and 2000s. It is for those that understand how paramount it is for you to grow something of your own, nurture it, and benefit from its harvest. It is for those that understand why preserving Black History is so important and want to #supportsmallbusiness and #supportblackbusiness.
Why is Black Flour Different From Other Brands?
- We specifically source only HEAVYWEIGHT garments. Our Quality is IMPORTANT to us!
- All of our garments have circulated through no less than THREE Black Owned Businesses before it arrives in your hands. Designed, Printed, Stitched, Altered, and Embellished using Black Owned Businesses.
- Our apparel is limited in production (no more than 50 units per run), meaning you get EXCLUSIVE pieces that no one else will have.
- We seek to reinvest dollars back into Black Communities through employment, community service, and financial education to assist them in developing and stimulating their own economic development.