Zerina Akers’ Black Owned Everything is Now An E-Commerce to Champion Black Businesses
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Black-owned everything is a way of life.
Zerina Akers is the millennial entrepreneur behind Black Owned Everything — the intersection between a marketplace and media culture when it comes to everything Black!
Akers, the long-time stylist to Beyoncé and Chloe x Halle, has become a fashion household name for her work as a costume designer for Disney’s “Black Is King.”
Not only does Akers’ Black Owned Everything empower a diverse community of creators, but she built the company on the foundation of inclusivity with a mission to amplify Black creators.
After the platform was introduced on Instagram in mid-2020, it took over! Today it has built a community of more than 200,000 followers and 14,000 registered Black businesses.
“After seeing the overwhelming response from the @blackownedeverything Instagram page, I recognized the need for a luxury retail space for Black-owned businesses to have a global reach. It was a natural progression for us,” said Akers.
Now as an e-commerce, Black Owned Everything may soon make other company’s check themselves, giving customers the chance to not only shop amongst established Black-owned business but new, emerging businesses as well.
Participating brands include Blackwood NYC, Wear Brims, Kicky Mats, Sunni Studio, and many more.
Check out the Black Owned Everything shopping experience here.