The Mission

My Melanin Fits LLC specializes in custom apparel & stylish, functional travel accessories, reflecting black beauty, excellence + culture. The mission is to provide goods that highlight and uplift black culture by creating designs that look like us and speak our language. Whether you're the type who likes to make a statement about current events with your clothing, or if you want to proudly represent your melanin pride on your next overseas excursion with a custom designed travel bundle, My Melanin Fits is here to create for you.

About the Founder

Melissa Dewgard is a born & raised Brooklyn girl. Spending most of her childhood and early adulthood growing up in Bed-Stuy & Crown Heights, Melissa has been surrounded by culture, style and innovation for as long as she could remember.
Melissa graduated from KBCC in Brooklyn, NY with an A.A.S. in Retail Merchandising with a concentration in Fashion Merchandising in 2010 and has since earned certifications in Women's Entrepreneurship and Tourism & Hospitality Management.
When Melissa isn’t coming up with new collections or assisting creative business owners, she’s traveling and spending time with her husband and their two children.

About Our Products 

My Melanin Fits | Black-Owned Apparel Brand | Black Owned Travel Brand
All of the apparel is made by myself & my husband, in our in-home studio here in Northern Virginia.  We offer heat pressed t-shirts, sweatshirts & hoodies using vinyl & screen-printed transfers, as well as sublimated garments & accessories.
Travel bags and luggage items are all designed by me and then sent to an overseas warehouse for production.
Passports & luggage tags are also designed by me and printed in-house or outsourced to a US based connect.
Drinkware & journals are designed and created by me.
If you happen to have any questions, comments or concerns, or if you’d like to inquire about a custom order, feel free to reach out on the Contact Us page, or email via We’re always happy to hear from our community.

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