Wear your Afro-Caribbean roots proudly on your sleeve with these thoughtful designer fashion and home decor accessories. All made by creatives across the Caribbean diaspora, these special pieces celebrate the Afrocentric heart of island style.
Represent your African heritage proudly with these delicate, heirloom-worthy pieces by Jamaican-Canadian designer Ashley Alexis McFarlane. Ethnically handmade with fair-trade gold, her designs include lost-wax casts of vintage coins from the Caribbean and Africa.
Traditional African beading never felt so modern! This versatile, hand-beaded clutch by the Haitian-based apparel brand Karabely’n combines geometric beaded designs with either burlap or traditional Haitian karabela fabric.
Treasured throughout history across Africa, cowrie shells have become an iconic natural symbol of the diaspora. Designer Lisette Scott reimagines them in her stunning Kingston earrings, which are also an homage to her Puerto Rican and Jamaican roots.
Yaël & Valérie Pillows
Add a little “Black girl magic” to your decor with these charming, handmade throw pillows by Haitian designer Valerie Louis. The Black Girl Magic motif in particular depicts powerful portraits of women throughout Black history, from 1500 to the present day. Available at 54kibo.com
“Note to Self” by Jah9
Both emotionally rich and introspective, this third reggae studio album by Jamaican singer and songwriter Jah9 explores a complex musical landscape infused with sounds from across the Black diaspora, including afrobeats, jazz, and soul.