Seedbox Vol. 1
Our seed box is a annual/biannual collection of items designed by creatives and brands as their way to give back to the community. Those who collaborate with us believe in the mission of Black Fashion Fund and are willing to use their creativity to raise funds for the fight for equity in fashion and related industries. Our Seedboxes will be an offering from us to our community that consists of fun, unique and exclusive out-of-the-box items that you will be able to take home and cherish forever.
100% of proceeds will go back into the organization to continue doing the work that is necessary to support our community.
BFF Seedbox Vol. 1 Partners
Quieesha Burns, Founder of Cor!¡ Burns
Dawnn Karen, Professor & Fashion Psychologist
Lucie Fink, Video Producer, Lifestyle Host, Stop Motion Artist & Digital Educator
The BFF Paid Internship Program
With our internship program, we intend to break down the barriers that prohibit students from opportunities that are considered essential for career advancement in the Fashion and Related Industries. And by doing this, we get to support black brands too! The money we raise for the paid internship program will pay black students to intern for black-owned brands; allowing them to grow alongside other creative black talent. Talk about killing two birds with one stone!
All items are made just for our BFFs and are limited edition!
Funding Will Be Spent on the Following:
- Stipend for a 10-week internship at $15 an hour for 20 hours a weeks
- Career & Professional development
Meet Team BFF!
- Ruby Emofovwah, Founder & Executive Director
- Zariah Jenkins, PR & Marketing Lead
- Quieesha Burns, Founder of Corii Burns & Programming Committee Chairperson (Board of Directors)
- Shanell Stevens (Board of Directors)
- Dawnn Karen (Board of Directors)
- Steven Pecorini (Advisor)
- Anita Khayat (Advisor)
A career in the Fashion and related industry is a way to help support the black community. The Fashion Industry Total Assesable Market (TAM) is predicted to be $2.25 Trillion by 2025 not including related industries like Beauty and other arts. It's Servicable Addresable Market (SAM) is $142,819,000 in the U.S. being that different sized brands are located throughout the country.
According to a 2017 Nielsen study titled African-American Women: Our Science, Her Magic, states "As African-American music, celebrities and content creators gain mainstream exposure and notoriety, understanding what’s interesting and popular with Black consumers becomes an increasingly important predictor for pop culture as a whole. Black women’s fingers are on the pulse of future trends just as much as their fingers are on the technologies they use to juggle busy lives and protect household budgets." If the previous statement holds true then why aren't there more of us in the room making decisions as to where the culture should be headed to next?
My hope for the future is that there we will show up into rooms in the manner that is true to us, whatever that might look like, and there will be space for us. At the same time, if there isn't "space" for us, we will go off and continue to create the world that we all deserve.