Fabletics Launches Custom T-Shirts Designed by Black Artists in Celebration of Black History Month

100% of net proceeds will go to Imagine Black Futures and Community Spring, organizations focused on Black communities.
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February 2, 2022

The four Black History Month designs from Melissa Koby and Rob Lewis.

Fabletics has released four limited-edition BHM T-shirts in collaboration with Melissa Koby and Rob Lewis, two artists dedicated to continuing the conversation about Black representation. Named “Kindred,” “Harmony’” “Africobra” and “Festac 77,” each original illustration represents the desire for peace and unity among diverse, underrepresented communities. As part of the collaboration, Fabletics has pledged a $50K donation in support of two organizations selected by both artists, Community Spring and Imagine Black Futures, whose missions are dedicated to strengthening the Black community. 

“My designs are typically set within a soft landscape to give a sense of tranquility, with subjects from various backgrounds symbolizing the balance of power,” says Koby. “My hope is that women everywhere will see a reflection of themselves in my designs.” 

“Learning about the legendary World Black & African Festival of Arts and Culture, more commonly referred to as FESTAC, has given me the space to dream

and permission to celebrate the power of gathering for the sole purpose of deepening connection to ourselves and each other,” says Lewis. “I chose a protective hand, cowrie shells and a triangle pattern believed to symbolize prayer on Civil War era quilts, all of which remind me to always honor the depth and richness of my culture.”  

The limited-edition T-shirts are designed on the Fabletics “Go-To” tee silhouette, are relaxed in fit and gender-neutral. The tees are available on Fabletics.com and in retail stores. 


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