Red, White and Indigo: The Hidden Commodity of the Slave Trade

by Miko Underwood


Today, for the first time in U.S. history, New Yorkers officially observe Juneteenth as a State holiday. The ​Juneteenth holiday​ celebrates the oldest most popular annual celebration of emancipation of slavery in the United States​ ​that values education, focused prayer, and honoring the past to forge roads for the future.  There’s much we can learn from the tradition of Juneteenth in the fashion community.

First and foremost, cultural accountability is ever more pressing in the fashion community. Inclusive visual representation is imperative for the continued collective growth of our industry. I believe this must begin with re-education…

View the fashion film, ‘Red, White & Indigo: The Untold History of American Denim.’

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