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    Announcing MARVEL X MIZIZI!

    Announcing MARVEL X MIZIZI!

    Driven by fan demand, Marvel collaborates with African brand MIZIZI on an exclusive Black Panther inspired Baseball Jersey.

    The release of Black Panther has become a cultural phenomenon and fans of all ages are demanding fashion - forward, unique products to celebrate their love for the film; the Marvel x MIZIZI baseball jersey was created because  fans and customers demanded it.

    Crafted from high-quality, long-lasting materials, the unisex baseball jersey is adorned with the necklace of Bodil around the collar and embellished with “WAKANDA” across the chest.

     

    On the collection, Ghanaian-American founder and visionary Paakow Essandoh said “"The Wakanda Baseball Jersey was originally inspired and birthed by our followers on Twitter.  Around the time the Black Panther Trailer had dropped, a few of followers were talking about how they wanted to wear MIZIZI to the release and some even mentioned we should design an official Wakanda Baseball Jersey. After juggling the idea around a bit, I started doing some research and saw how remarkable the opportunity for synergy was.  Our mission has always been to authentically connect members of the diaspora so they can represent their roots and passions through fashion. Although some may not know where their roots originated, they can feel a sense of pride or belonging in the fantasy world of Wakanda. Through Black Panther, many people are finding their roots, and we want to immortalize that connection.”

     

    The Wakanda Baseball Jersey will be available from Friday, 05/18 at 7pm CST on www.mizizishop.com in adult size XS – 5XL for $79.99 here:

    https://www.mizizishop.com/products/wakanda-baseball-jersey

    ABOUT MIZIZI

    MIZIZI, meaning “roots” in Swahili, is a lifestyle brand that embodies the spirit and strength of its African ancestors. Founded in 2015 and inspired by various cultures revolving around African roots, MIZIZI’s limited, exclusive collections are clearly designed with their values in mind: connection and representation. It began as a reminder that taking pride in your roots is an integral part of self actualization and it has since transformed into a movement that leverages the power of representation to educate, revere, and connect the multifaceted members of the Diaspora. Just three years after its inception and MIZIZI is has transformed into a movement that transcends clothing; it is a celebration of individual identity and the roots that connect us all. Forever and always the goal is to #StayRooted

    A Huge Thanks from MIZIZI to You!

    A Huge Thanks from MIZIZI to You!

    Maxine Tatro-Parks | MIZIZI Urban Culture & Fashion Brand | February 23, 2018

    And a Heads-Up That There’s More to Come…

    First off, we over here at team MIZIZI would like to give our people the recognition that they deserve for showing up and showing out during our long-anticipated #MIZIZIMovieNight! We were able to parallel the beauty that Black Panther created: black people of all backgrounds coming together to celebrate a movie made by us for us.

    Thankfully—and only because of your awesome participation—we’re we able to bring the fans of our MIZIZI brand together to celebrate our brand that’s also made by the people and for the people.

    Thanks to You, We We’re Able to Celebrate Black Excellence All Night Long!

    MIZIZI Movie Night was more than about just getting free tickets to an epic screening or even about buying our product—it was about showing and telling everyone around us about the great things that can happen when our people come together and truly support one another.

    We were able to truly connect with the people that support our brand, build relationships, and experience everything that Black Panther had to offer. Although our numbers were nowhere near the success that Black Panther has seen already (already passing $520 million dollars in sales!), but the connections we made with our people were priceless.

    Plus, we were able to show off something that y’all have been waiting for…

    Prepare Yourself for the MIZIZI x MARVEL Drop!

    In our last blog post, we hinted for—and kind of peer pressured—Marvel to get with the program. It’s only right that our MIZIZI brand collaborate to create Wakanda represented products.

    And guess what? Just as we said: what Black Twitter wants, Black Twitter gets! We’re currently in the middle of collaborating with Marvel to create a variety of products, starting with the Wakanda Baseball jersey! Check it out here:

     

     

    We Just Want to Say Thank You for the Past and Continued Support!

    Although the jersey hasn’t dropped yet, we’ve seen everyone’s support for our ever-evolving brand to move in the right direction of collaborating with larger companies like Marvel. Now, after actually putting out a prototype and allowing you all to see our vision physically, the support has been real, and we couldn’t be more grateful! All we ask is for people to continue sharing and tagging @Marvel to help move the conversation of it's release forward.

    With our people backing us, we can only aspire to eventually do numbers like the Black Panther movie did. And as always, we encourage you all to keep posting your pictures in our gear and use the hashtags (#MIZIZI and #STAYROOTED). We would love to feature you on our social media accounts. Just as you continue to push the culture forward by choosing to invest in Black owned businesses like us, we will continue to show our love and support in every way possible!

    If you want to know exactly when our new gear will be dropping, don’t forget to turn our post notifications on and get involved with us online!

    #MIZIZIMovieNight, Black-Owned Streetwear Brand sponsoring Black Panther premier tickets for 200 customers on 2/16

    #MIZIZIMovieNight, Black-Owned Streetwear Brand sponsoring Black Panther premier tickets for 200 customers on 2/16

    Rock Your MIZIZI Jersey and See Black Panther for Free!

    Maxine Tatro-Parks | MIZIZI Urban Culture & Fashion Brand | February 2, 2018

    There’s Only 200 Seats Available, So Get There Early!

    Let’s do a quick comparison: wins and losses in 2017 (and no, we’re not talking about Meek Mill). This past year has been a true challenge of patience and restraint for the culture. Sure, Kaepernick has ignited game-changing conversations, even taking hold of the well-deserved title of Citizen of the Year by GQ magazine. But those are just a couple wins compared to what’s going on around us. Trump’s foolery and catalyzation of hate in this country have almost green-lighted unjustified killings of people of color all over (among a long list of losses)—even calling our homelands “s***holes.” -Practices restraint- At the end of the day, people of color still must consistently fight against a simple message that holds so much power—that yes, black lives do matter.

    Can you blame us for gearing up (literally) for a WIN in 2018? In just less than two weeks from now, your mama, your grannies, your aunties, and your uncles, too will be coming out of every nook and cranny to view a movie made for and by black people: Black Panther, the first celebrated black Marvel Superhero.

    Just let that sink in…a movie for the culture, by people of color, and ridden with black actors to show a positive role model in the black community? Not only is this a moment to remember, but it’s a moment to share and celebrate over all social media platforms—and we want to do it with you, our people.

    Not to be shallow, but you know everybody has to get fresh as hell to go the premiere. The culture wouldn’t have it any other way, am I right?

    What better merch to rock than that of a brand that truly lives, breathes, and actively propels the culture forward on a positive note? With that same mindset in place, we’re inviting our customers to come enjoy a night to remember with us at #MIZIZIMovieNight. You’re more than welcome to bring your friends and family along for the event, but we will be showing extra love to those that come dripped down in MIZIZI gear. In fact, the movie will be on us for the first 200 people that come wearing their favorite MIZIZI jersey!  

    Here’s a flyer for the event, so you can have all the information you need:

    What’s Next for MIZIZI

    Don’t worry, we’re not just promoting MIZIZI products, we know that there’s much more in store for the brand in the upcoming new year. In fact, there’s even been talk amongst black twitter about a collaboration that we all support—and everyone knows that when black Twitter speaks, we usually get what we want.  


    We’ve Spoken Marvel. Now It’s Time to Listen!

    No, but seriously—Marvel, are you hearing us? The MIZIZI brand has been an outlet for people from all over to represent what they believe in, where they come from, and make statements. Even when people don’t have the strength, platform, or—let’s be real—patience to deal with the backlash that comes with speaking our truth. Imagine how strong you would feel rocking a Wakanda Baseball Jersey to the premiere of your favorite superhero movie?

    As we’ve seen before, the Black Lives Matter jerseys have sold out in the past, so it’s never a question of whether our community is ready to support each other. Really, it’s a question of if everyone else is ready to see what happens when people of color ban together and uplift one another through and through.

    But in the meantime, we’re here to support the culture. We want to make sure that everyone that has supported us will have the opportunity to see this game-changing movie and get inspired much like our customers inspire us to keep moving forward every day.

    Document This Dope Moment in MIZIZI Gear

    Although “MIZIZI x Marvel” wasn’t a collaboration we initially knew we needed—it’s something that we may possibly be able to look forward to in the future! Product launches haven’t been scheduled yet, but we’re already starting 2018 on the right note.

    Plus, there’s existing merch to rock and we can’t wait to see you at our local North Park AMC theater. Go ahead and look fly as ever and #blackAF! Want to make a statement without having to say a word? Grab your Black Lives Matter jersey. Representing your homeland? Layer up your MIZIZI gear in this winter weather. Show off your style by using #MIZIZI, #STAYROOTED and #MIZIZIMOVIENIGHT when posting your pictures. We might just feature you!

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