5 T-Shirt Lines Created by Black Women to Rock Now

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When a woman recognizes her talents, accepts her gifts, and aligns with her purpose. She uses her gifts to create and deliver her very best work to the rest of the world. [Click to Tweet!]

These four women have created work that not only looks beautiful and inspiring, but empowers women to love their natural beauty, their culture, and their hair in ways that society doesn’t normally promote. In turn, we should recognize and thank them for their efforts. Please consider rocking their apparel and showing them some love! [Click to Tweet!]


1. Yes Lioness


This line is truly empowering and beautiful. Yes Lioness was created to allow people to see the beauty within themselves. Artist M. Borgella does an excellent job of catching the essence of African-American woman with the designs she creates. Her business includes t-shirts, journals, greeting cards, art prints, and recently mugs. Affectionately and appropriately stated Yes Lioness’s tag line is: ​​For the Lioness You know, for the Empress You Love, for the Goddess You Are!​

 Special thanks for them hosting a giveaway with us: ENTER HERE!



2. Natural is Dope


This line of t-shirts is truly dope. Even when I visit their website  (their background music is everything!) or Facebook page it makes me feel dope automatically. The colors and messages Natural is Dope sends are very regal and real. Their line of t-shirts focuses specifically on natural hair and have a range of tanks and tees to select from. Rock their apparel and in line with their slogan, “Be Dope on Purpose.”




3. Cotton Candy Playground




These tees promote self-love and acceptance. CCP  has four apparel collections to choose from: Love who you are, Boss, Flags Up!, and Last Call. Flags Up includes women whose fros rock their home country and Last Call focusing on Voting and Barack Obama. In addition, CCP creator Nicole Updegraff also has a children’s book about young brown girls learning to love their hair called, I LOVE my Cotton Candy Hair, and she also creates custom artwork and greeting cards.  




 4. I Love My Hair


Creator Andrea Pippins originally studied African-American women loving their hair and titled it, I Love My Hair which turn into brand to help black women celebrate their tresses. Today, she has a t-shirt line and custom prints that embrace natural hair and beauty of black girls and women. Andrea also runs a blog called, Fly which is full of creative and original content that focuses on fashion, art, and design.

The Only Regret t-shirt

Please support these women and the fact that they followed their dreams and use their gifts and talents to create amazing work that we can either rock or display.


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“Naturally Confident” Tee from Regal Realness T-Shirt Line


I want to hear from you:

  • Which line would you rock?
  • Did I miss any other good designers or t-shirt lines that you know of?
  • How would your ideal t-shirt be designed or worded?


  1. Thanks for putting me up on these cool tshirt lines! Amazing and empowering for the win!

  2. I love the one that says queens rock their natural crown. Going to purchase one now! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Thanks for bringing these wonderful companies to my attention. But there are a couple others that I think are worth mentioning that have empowering t shirts for women, Soulseed Tees & there is a new one,
    Infinitee Art. Maybe you can profile these two also.

  4. Love this article! The Tee shirts are inspiring and very creative!!
    I also have a site that sells African Inspired Graphic Tees and authentic African Jewelry. We are new company, but quickly growing!

    Like us on Facebook: facebook.com/chattahsoul

    Thanks for sharing!

  5. Thank you with regard to expressing. I enjoy your own “phenomenal woman” tank top!

  6. Hi,
    I would love for you to review my tees. The ones you mentioned are all very cute.

  7. Kateria says:

    Loe Love love! I need these T-shirts in my life like now, where can I order?

  8. Awesome sites! Another one you can add to the list is bouteeques.com. She has some great t-shirt designs and even takes custom orders!

  9. Hi,
    Did Natural is Dope go out of business?

  10. Another site to check out is http://www.immeproject.com. A startup t shirt brand with a positive message.

  11. I am not sure if you are still letting women know about t-shirt companies that promote a positive image of Black women but I have a t-shirt line for Black women to empower, inspire and acknowledge that we are all beautiful regardless of our skin tone. Please take a minute an review our website and see what we are all about. Thanks

  12. Felicia Dickerson says:

    This is my first time going on this site but, I’m so glad I tapped into this site. I’m a black women with so much to
    Offer just didn’t know where to start. Thanking you for inspiring me to move forward.