Look Local First x Ken Supply Co. Black History Month
Unisex Bella + Canvas crewneck t-shirt made with 100% cotton!
VIZYPAY on sleeve
We are so happy to announce that Look Local First has collaborated with Ken Supply Co. in celebration of Black History Month!
The design represents what was once a thriving community of Black Owned businesses in Des Moines that belonged to an area known as Center Street! Center Street boomed from 1945-1972 with incredible businesses like a jazz club named the Sepia Club that would host some of America's greatest blues and jazz musicians. There were amazing diners, cafes, barbers, and bike shops. Unfortunately, those businesses were forced to close their doors, and residents in the area were displaced due to redlining efforts that eventually lead to a highway being built
We wanted this project to pay homage to those businesses, their impact, and the amazing Black Owned small businesses that would come after them. This is our love letter to small business owners everywhere.
The owner of Ken Supply Co. has graciously offered to donate 20% of the proceeds to amazing local organizations such as The Supply Hive, Black Women 4 Healthy Living, ArtForce Iowa, and Urban Dreams!
We hope you love this as much as we do!