It's Bigger Than A Bag
What sets Brown Girl Bag Company apart is our innovative and unexpected approach to addressing the lack of representation in educational resources. While many companies offer products, we offer empowerment. Our culturally representative bookbags go beyond mere functionality – they serve as catalysts for positive change. Each design tells a story, amplifying the voices of minority communities and fostering a sense of pride and belonging. This unexpected fusion of fashion, culture, and empowerment ensures that every bag we create is not just a product, but a powerful tool for shaping the next generation
DOVE CROWN ACT
Brown Girl Bag Company is a Proud partner with DOVE in supporting The CROWN Act. This stands for Creating a Respectful and Open World for Natural Hair, is a law that prohibits racial discrimination based on natural textures and protective hairstyles.
Black children are being scrutinized, simply for wearing their hair naturally, the way it grows from their heads. 53% of Black mothers, whose daughters have experienced hair discrimination, say their daughters experienced the discrimination as early as five years old . It’s time to change this. Protecting the right for Black children to wear natural and protective styles freely is a crucial step in building their self-confidence. Together, we can take action and increase confidence in kids with curls, coils, waves and protective styles.
We want to see a world where we are all valued for who we are, a world where we express our individuality without any concern or consequence. No person should ever be “judged” or held back by their hair.
1619 Freedom School
Our book bags aren’t just accessories. They are tools of empowerment and education. They showcase diverse histories, stories and experiences, giving students a sense of pride and belonging that I wish I had when I was younger. We are proud to join 1619 Freedom School on this journey of empowerment, representation and positive change .
The 1619 Freedom School is a five-days-a-week, after-school program dedicated to delivering intensive literacy instruction and a culturally responsive curriculum to bridge the academic opportunity gap among low-income public school students in Waterloo, Iowa.
“1619”, the year the first enslaved Africans were sold into the English colonies that in 1776 would form the United States, marks the birth of Black America. “Freedom School” evokes the legacy of the free, community schools launched by SNCC during the Civil Rights Movement in order to educate Black youth on their history and empower them to fight their oppression with the goal of achieving social, political and economic equality in the United States.
Reginald F. Lewis Museum
Amazon Black Business Cohort
The Black Girl Doctor
Teen HBCU Pageant
Delta Signa Theta
The Village Market ATL
The Black Hair Musuem ATL
Clayton County School District
Certifications and Awards
Minority Owned Certified
Small Business Certified
Woman Owned Certified
Amazon Black Business Accelerator Awardee
Clayton County School District IFB Bid winner