As part of its ongoing commitment to support Black enterprise, Gap has launched Stand United, a collection of collaboration t-shirts created by Black artists.
The fashion brand has recruited Black artists from the UK, France, and the USA to create original designs centred around what Black History means to them. The project is part of a pledge Gap Inc made in June this year to do more to support the Black Lives Matter movement, while supporting greater representation within their brand.
The artists whose designs were featured include:
Melissa Hurst @M_LONDONART
Young, female from London who is a free-hand canvas painter and has been painting since she was seven years old. She’s won various awards including the Southwark Arts Project Award.
Lo Williams @thisislodesignz
Lo is an 18-year-old creative from Birmingham, UK. Her mission is to use creativity to change the world – to inspire, empower and influence all ages through creative expression.
Born in Paris and teaching in the Netherlands, Mario has always had a passion to create change where he felt there was a lack on black representation in artistic expressions and began to use his skills to remedy this issue.
Stephennie Factor @StephennieFactor
As an US based artist and member of the Black community, Gap Inc. employee & AANG member, she found her voice through art. Now, she’s using that voice to amplify voices of her community, to Stand United in the face of adversity, and to use that forward momentum to vote.
Speaking about the opportunity, Stephennie, said: “I will forever be grateful to Gap for giving me the medium where my voice is not only welcomed but also appreciated. This design is my word. Right now, and for always, is a time and need to speak up and be vocal. With so many to hear our voices there has never been a better moment, and with today’s pressing concerns I implore you to say something loud.”
View Stand United t-shirts below
The T-shirts are available on the Gap UK website Shop the Stand United collection here.