Dudley Discoveries: Black-Owned Brands & Makers

February: a time to share the love and celebrate Black history, culture, founders & makers. And while the list goes on and on, we’re marking the month with a round-up of favorites from Team Dudley.

To Wear

The socially responsible, women-empowerment mission (and joyful designs!) of footwear/accessories labels Shekudo and AAKS

Bold prints in velvet and silk by Lisou London.

Lauren’s mod-meets-modern sunnies by Shades of Shades.

For Self-Care

Brigeo’s solutions for winter-weathered hair.

The “Feel Better Every Day” ethos of beauty brand Brown Girl Jane.

To Read 

A strong female protagonist based on a real life: Carolina Built by Kianna Alexander (coming soon)

The buzzy debut novel that has it all—family, intrigue & dessert. Black Cake by Charmaine Wilkerson

For the Home

The simple luxury of table linens and other home goods at Bole Road textiles

Prints, prints & more prints from Jungalow 

To Watch/Listen

Will Smith’s portrayal of the world’s most famous sports dad in King Richard, directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green

The relatable adventures in being a grown-up from the podcast Done with Adulting

To Inspire 

The “feel good ceramics n thangs” from self-described joy spreader & butter lover Sequoyah Johnson of The Coy Collection

Dynamic, pop-art inspired illustrations by Simone Martin-Newberry

An incredible mix of color and media from artist Jamilla Okubo

Inclusive fashion inspo to double tap and follow over @influencingincolor

Left: Melancholia as Resistance Jamilla Okubo, Right: Desert Gazebo Simone Martin-Newberry