The events that have happened this year have been eye-opening, emotional and ones that have prompted a long-overdue change. Change is challenging, change is uncomfortable but that’s where the growth lies - in the discomfort and in pushing yourself to experience, understand and unlearn old behaviours and patterns.  

Our team has regrouped to learn, reflect and create an action plan. 

Yesterday, today, and the days to come, we are committed to creating a safe, inspiring, sustainable, and loving community within dresst™ and hopefully beyond. 

As a start, we have gathered a few resources that are helpful to us and would like to share them with you. We hope they can benefit you as well. 

Articles

In Every City, There’s a George Floyd

An Anti-racist Reading List

A Black Mother’s Pain

Why We Need More Diverse Books

 toni-morrison-beloved  audre-lorde-your-silence-will-not-protect-you  ibram-x-kendi-how-to-be-an-anti-racist

 

Books

How To Be An Anti-Racist

A Spectacular Secret: Lynching in American Life and Literature

Biased

So You Want To Talk About Race

Beloved

Your Silence Will Not Protect You

A More Beautiful and Terrible History

We also want to celebrate black-owned Canadian brands. We encourage you to check out these businesses the next time you’re looking to update your wardrobe and beauty products. 

Canadian black-owned clothing, jewellery and beauty brands

black-owned-fashion broke&living (unisex apparel) 

Bôhten (eco-luxury eyewear)

Want Les Essentiels (bags & travel accessories)   black-owned-clothing-brandsAndrea Iyamah (clothing)

Papaya & Co (clothing)

Brother Vellies (women footwear, sustainably made)

black-owned-businessesKaela Kay (clothing)

Omi Woods (jewellery)

Öfuurë (clothing)

Locsuria Natural Haircare System (haircare)

Nannis Natural Hair Studio (hair studio)

Bain (leather & nylon bags)

Wild Moon Jewelry (jewellery)

Mike Paul Atelier (leather goods)

Israella Kobla (clothing)

Canadian Black Creators/Influencers 

Vivian Kaye  (entrepreneur)

Sasha Exeter  (health, fitness, fashion, lifestyle)

Aysha Harun (beauty, lifestyle)

Medge Beauvoir-Yellowlees (fashion, beauty, lifestyle)

Samantha Ushedo (nutrition, fitness)

History has taught us that moments of change only happen when we all rise up and demand it. Let's start educating ourselves, doing the work and creating a loving, safe, and sustainable community. 

If you have a resource or a business you would like to see highlighted on this page, please send us an email at concierge@dresst.ca so we can add it to our growing list.