Slavery in America started in 1619, when a Dutch ship brought approximately two dozen African slaves ashore in the British colony of Jamestown, Virginia.
EST. 1619 is a Black-owned business focusing on bringing pride back to the Black community. Our brand encourages all people of the African diaspora to celebrate our cultural differences while highlighting the beauty of blackness.
The Sweet Signature Series is our landmark shirt design that commemorates that monumental moment by celebrating the achievement of those African descendants who derived and excelled despite the immense barriers hoping to impede that very progress. Celebrating a history of greatness.
It is a one-of-a-kind creative process that replicates the actual signatures of our celebrated heroes/great minds and digitally re-designs/re-creates that personal sentiment.
Honoring our sometimes forgotten heroes, each product in the Sweet Signature Series line is accompanied by a placard biography of the hero being celebrated. The series is meant to bring awareness and education along with celebration.
A portion of the proceeds help fund the annual Sweet Dreams Scholarship awarded to a senior in high school pursuing various endeavors
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Please beware of fakes - stealing our designs. Remember to buy black and recycle black dollars! Peace and Love.