advertisement advertisement advertisement You might know Beyoncé for her stunning red carpet looks and her trendy activewear label. But her philanthropic organization, BeyGood , also backs dozens of Black-owned businesses working toward racial justice. And one of them happens to be a fashion label that creates sexy, edgy outfits from old clothes and unwanted fabric. advertisement advertisement Meet Grant Blvd , a 3-year-old startup founded by Kimberly McGlonn. In addition to its focus on sustainability and ethical, local production, what's unique about this brand is the artisans behind it: all people who were formerly incarcerated. Every aspect of Grant Blvd pushes against fashion norms, and the formula appears to be working. The Philadelphia-based brand is growing, and Beyoncé's infusion of $10,000 will help it expand further. "I'm hyperfocused on telling a story about the state of the planet from an intersectional perspective," McGlonn says. "Moving beyond the damage the fashion industry does to the environment to the ways in which our systems are outgrowths of colonialism that oppress people of color." Three years ago, she started building her own label, which now has a design studio and boutique in West Philadelphia, as well as an online store . As someone… Read full this story
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