About the Brand

My Melanin Fits is an empowering e-commerce brand founded by a passionate and creative individual who combines their background in retail merchandising, graphic design expertise, and love for fashion. Inspired by the expressive power of apparel and the vibrant culture of Brooklyn, founder Melissa Dewgard embarked on a journey to create a brand that celebrates black culture and offers unique products to a diverse range of customers.

At My Melanin Fits, we take pride in providing culture-rich apparel and made-to-order travel collections. Founded in 2018 by a multi-passionate creative with a keen eye for trends and fashion, we not only offer a wide variety of designs, but also a variety of products that serve the culture. Our signature travel collections, mugs & stationery feature diverse skin tones, various styles, and different hair types. Our apparel boasts our unique flavor of slogans and mantras ensuring inclusivity and representation for all.

What sets My Melanin Fits apart is our commitment to working exclusively with trustworthy artists, legally sourcing all art. We believe in uplifting and empowering the black community through more than just our products. We share resources and knowledge with aspiring creatives, connect businesses with vendors and techniques to help them thrive, and actively engage fellow business owners through custom apparel programs and creative workshops.

Our dedication and impact have not gone unnoticed. My Melanin Fits has been featured in reputable publications for the black community such as Hello Beautiful and XO Necole. We are proud members of multiple communities providing us with a platform to further our mission, such as:

The Network by We The Culture

Meta Business Leaders Network

Virginia Blacks in Technology

Buy From A Black Woman Directory Member

We have also participated in the Buy From A Black Woman Accelerator Program and established an ongoing partnership with Black Women in Media.

Looking ahead, we envision My Melanin Fits expanding its reach and impact. Our future goals include providing information on a larger scale through resource guides and virtual courses. We’re also aiming to reach individuals at a younger age, bringing our knowledge and resources to junior high and high school students. Ultimately, we aspire to create a physical space where the community can come together, build connections, utilize resources and celebrate the beauty and excellence of black culture.

My Melanin Fits is more than just an e-commerce brand; it's a movement that empowers, uplifts, and celebrates the essence of black culture.

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