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Web- Building black means supporting local

FW 2015 -16 Design in Season

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PayPal Me

Terms & Policy of Paypal Me Thanks you for using Paypal Me Return policy  Please direct any questions before purchase  via  the  Contact Us  uS form  21 day  from date of shipping, customer  is responsible for any return shipping. A verification will be sent  with each payment..  … Continue reading

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Creative Industrialism & Tech Advocacy

I consider Shonda Rhimes, Oprah Winfrey  and Tyler Perry  Creative Industrialist. unlike others their success supports and fosters the success of  so many others. They all take different approaches, Ms Shonda in captivating  dramatic narratives; Oprah in new age spirituality and … Continue reading

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Great Fit Start with Correct Measurements!

Most consumers do not know their correct body measurement. Fewer know how to use these in selecting clothing! Ladies what’s your full chest and under chest, what’s your waist, chest hip, your inseam! Measurement , one of the most  important bits … Continue reading

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Are You On the Right Path

Are you on the right path? It’s a question I find few can answer. So I have come to ask them, WHAT’S your WHY” Understanding your WHY  directs your path. At least it starts shaping  what  you require of your path. … Continue reading

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Selling Angelina “Dashiki” Fabrics and Afros – the Politics and Innuendos of Owning our Style

KYEMAH MCENTYRE has launched a fashion capsule collection on Bella Vello, and once you get over the pride of this sisters talent, the joy of her success and opportunity, let’s take a moment to  look deeper into the significance and issues … Continue reading

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What is The fashion Tech behind Zac Posen’s Met gala illuminating dress!

Inspired by calls for “How do I achieve this look!” I’ve added this Lighted dress to the list of hacks to tackle.  The plan is to launch  sometime June After NYukco’s  CopulateNYC event. A viral reaction to  the  Zac Posen gown … Continue reading

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Creative Integrity and Power of Ownership

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Hack The Rack

“Hack the Rack” is a design hack celebrating the artisan, beginning with craft of custom dressmaking and open to all forms of specialized shelf items. The goal is engineering  QUALITY, FIT, HERITAGE TECHNIQUES, to meet the needs of consumers and lastly … Continue reading

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How to file your Linkedin claim as part of that $13 million potential settlement

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How to set up and use Paypal Me

Suddenly #Socialcommerce opportunities in the #conversationprism has a shopping cart.  #PaypalmeI was notified  via my tech  feeds that Paypal  had launched  Paypal.me.  It’s a simple link that allows for payment. As always I plunged right in. New tools require new protocols and … Continue reading

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Transitions

It’s the season  for transitions and we’re stepping  the game up as far as creating  a sustainable local supply chain for local cottage sectors globally.  What sets us apart is the process we  take our collective through. Tapping into our combined experience and expertise  in; … Continue reading

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AuthenticBS

A couple days ago someone showed me a style similar to my  DRumPer , the hems seemed to have the same pull and they seemed similar , but the cut  and drape were different. The  item was a polyester, the DRumPer is cotton … Continue reading

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What Does it Mean To Be Building Black

I estimate an average of 25% of each tee shirt sold leaves the community, for years I’ve been cognizant of this big “leak” in community resources that is the printed apparel sector. For a while I have been asking “is … Continue reading

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How do I use Facebooks Sell Something feature

Some Facebook groups now allows the member to  “Sell Something”. I realized many  do not know they exist… I was recently asked to explain  “how to” post items to these Head to your facebook groups and check which allows this … Continue reading

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Designing Greatness

Last week the question was asked, “How can we shift economically depressed areas such as Baltimore and create strong economies, such as “Black Wall Street”.  I chimed in but  not for long since launching such  a project (NYuKCo) actually takes … Continue reading

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NYukCo

NYukCO  is a Popup Incubator, virtual space & #fashiontech collective, focused on exploring affordable design, maufacturing & distribution in #socialcommerce NYukCO celebrates The power of the collective, The beauty of individuality, The impact of technology, NYukCO is a space for growth! Under … Continue reading

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Hibiscus, Sorrel, Roselle – How Do You Use this Versatile Plant!

I make a wine with Sorrel, or at least what Trini’s call sorrel, which is what many  use for Hibiscus tea. My mom uses (tt) Sorrel to make a red cake… similar to the Caribbean black rum cake… Caribbean folks call … Continue reading

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April’s Wrap Workshop

Wrapping is the art of folding and tying fabric around the body to create clothing… April 19 th, 2015 11am-2pm 227 Utica Avenue Brooklyn NY 11226 $50 in Advance Wraps are especially  great for summer…  The master class will introduce tops, jackets, … Continue reading

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Do You Have a Dress That Makes You Want to Shake it

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#‎distinctiverevolution‬ a BADASSE Creative Industrial Activist on Designing Strategy as Revolution

Today I’m claiming the title of Creative Industrial Activist… Creative Industry  Advocate ! For a  while now myself definition of self has not sat well on my shoulders. nor has that of fashion designer, technologist, tech  guru,  marketing guru #coach.  They are … Continue reading

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Texture Motif, Pattern Print that Inspire, Motivate And Celebrate – The Fabrics of Your Life!

You’re not uniques if you’re dressed like everyone else. Distinctive fabric, distinctive texture, motif, pattern or print that inspire, motivate and celebrate who you are  is one of the biggest problems faced by independent designers and retailers. The Surface Issues segment shows you … Continue reading

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Digital Sourcing Color Palettes and Tear Sheets

Color coding – bridges the personal, lifestyle,  cultural and professional needs to create a  personal aesthetic and a wardrobe of choices! We explore the elements of design and our color exploration, is one, those presently taking the sessions truly enjoy … Continue reading