In The Know is proud to celebrate Caribbean American Heritage Month. During this month, our team will highlight a wide range of Caribbean and Caribbean American-owned brands. We encourage you to support today and beyond.
Instagram is so much more than just a photo-sharing social media platform. Whether you use it to connect with friends, stay in touch with family or something else entirely, you can’t deny that it’s also a great place to gain inspiration.
Fashion is undeniably one of the biggest communities on Instagram, so during Caribbean American Heritage Month, it’s high time to follow a few incredible Instagram accounts that feature Caribbean-owned fashion brands. Keep scrolling to get to know eight show-stopping fashion brands that deserve your “follow.”
Founded by a husband and wife duo, AUVERE is a jewelry brand that creates stunning, handcrafted gold pieces from true 22k and pure 24k gold. The brand’s gorgeous, modern designs are available for both men and women and start at $190.
Bien Abyé is a ready-to-wear Caribbean-owned brand that has both French and Creole influences, thanks to founder Dayanne Danier’s heritage. The brand primarily sells accessories that include headbands, face masks and tabletop goods.
Brandon Blackwood has become a household name in the last year or so thanks to the brand’s beautiful handbags that feature classic shapes in modern textiles. The brand’s accessories start at $70, and its offerings include everything from wallets to belt bags to totes.
ISL GYAL sells beautiful and affordable Afro-Caribbean-inspired jewelry. Mostly made with sterling silver and gold-fill, all of the Caribbean-owned business’ pieces are unique and under $70. The brand offers earrings, necklaces, bracelets and personalized pieces.
Isleñas is a Caribbean-owned footwear brand that specializes in comfortable statement shoes. The brand’s beautiful styles are “manufactured with ethical practices in Puerto Rico” and start at about $150. Isleñas utilizes materials like jute, lambskin and rubber in its designs.
Founded by Jami “James Black” Spence, Love, YC is a Caribbean clothing brand offering swimwear, dresses, rompers and more. Plus, all designs “are handmade in the heart of Kingston, Jamaica by local seamstresses and tailors.”
Olette is a sustainable and ethically made fashion brand that uses organic materials to create its designs. The brand’s summer-ready pieces are “inspired by you and made for you” and are meant to make you feel like your very best self.
Winifred Taylor is a Caribbean-owned swimwear brand whose designs feature “sensual cuts, reversible designs and collaborative textile designs.” Snag bikinis, one-piece suits and even hair accessories just in time to kick off your hot girl summer.
If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out 50+ Caribbean-owned brands to support today and every day.
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