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Brands Giving Back

Introducing The Manual’s Brands Giving Back series. Here, we’re profiling smaller brands that are driving real change by giving back in big ways. We’re honored to share their stories and how they are reinvesting their profits by supporting notable charities, initiatives, or causes. If you’ve made it your resolution this year to budget and diversify your hard-earned money to support companies or organizations that are giving back to the community, then start here. We’ve identified a few that are worth shopping from. New brands will be highlighted each month so be sure to come back to find the latest business to support.

Apparel Brand Diop Crafts African Diaspora-Inspired Streetwear That Cares

When Mapate Diop was growing up in New York City, his mother would regularly travel to her home country of Nigeria, bringing back to the States with her rolls of ankara, a popular fabric used in West African fashion. Diop’s mother would then find a local tailor to have custom shirts made […]
Customers wearing the DIOP Top made from ankara fabric.