Watch below to see our CEO, Paakow Essandoh, being interviewed about our recent partnership with Marvel on the Dallas Morning News on May 15th, 2018.
To read more on the Marvel x MIZIZI collaboration, click here.
Driven by fan demand, Marvel collaborates with brand MIZIZI on a limited edition Black Panther inspired Baseball Jersey.
The release of Marvel studio's 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 Black Panther by 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 Marvel Studio's 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 Marvel Studio's 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:
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
© 2018 MARVEL
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!
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