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Nubian Skin’s 2014 debut was a watershed moment for the lingerie industry. After years of campaigns like “What’s Your Nude?” being ignored (if not outright mocked), here was a lingerie brand created by a woman of color for other people of color. And the response was explosive. Not only was Nubian Skin featured in O Magazine, Ebony, Self, and Allure (not to mention MTV, The Los Angeles Times, Elle, and […]

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I’m officially bored of bras. So this year, the only trade show Jess and I have been to is Africa Fashion Week. Like the supposedly international London Fashion Week, the organisation was a bit erratic, all the staff wore black, and someone shilling hair products chased me around. Jess was chased by someone who specialises in large size ladies footwear, so full marks to everyone’s marketing, at least. Unlike LFW,  […]

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Editor’s Note: This brand is no longer in business. While it’s rare enough to see racial diversity portrayed in lingerie campaigns and advertising, it is even rarer on the business side of the industry. Socioeconomic and cultural challenges make it difficult for women of color to launch businesses or rise very high in corporate culture, and the intimate apparel industry is no exception. While there are a few black-owned lingerie […]

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