In 2019, The Designer Brand partnered with The GRAMMYS to provide our Stash Box to the attendees. With The GRAMMYS taking place in Los Angeles, the state of California frowned upon (now illegal) the use of exotic skins on products. This promoted us to start developing high quality faux materials to offer products that no longer used materials that came from endangered animals.
“So many Black Americans don’t feel their African roots, but if we can’t have American roots, we’re left wondering who we are,” said Margaret Williamson. “We want to talk about Juneteenth, the journey of Black Americans and how American culture has come together — how we continue to rise up and how we, as Americans, refuse to believe that the majority of us are hate-filled. The majority continue to push a melting pot vision of America.”