BEHIND THE DESIGN: The Economy Symbol January 07 2015

Ever Wondered The Meaning Behind This Symbol? 

The design of the Buy Black Clothing Urban Streetwear Fashion and Lifestyle brand is infused with imagery and symbolism around the theme and Movement to Buy Black and Support Black Owned Businesses. The Buy Black Movement is embodied by the late great Marcus Mosiah Garvey, a prominent figure in Black History, who started the UNIA-ACL and a Black Empowerment Movement that swept the world.

He taught Black Economics and travelled the world to create a Black Economy, showing Black people why its important to Support Black Owned Businesses and create a Black Economy that would solve many of the issues faced by Black people today. He has inspired many a Black Business Directory, and is the inspiration behind the Buy Black Clothing motto - Be Black, Buy Black, Think Black.

The Economy Symbol

The "Economy Symbol" was created as a graphical representation of the relationship the market, Black businesses and customers will have with each other to circulate money, goods and services, creating a system to Buy Black and forming a Black Economy.

The Economy Symbol also reflects the ancient Egyptian symbol of the appearance of the rising and setting sun, representing revolution, rebirth and arising.

The Number 33

The number 33 is intrinsic and significant to the Buy Black Clothing brand. It represents:

  • 3 x 3 - The market, Black businesses and customers supporting, relying and empowering each other.
  • The launch of our Buy Black Movement started with a 33 day awareness campaign.
  • 3 x 3 = 9, 9 is the highest number, 10 is a compound number 1 + 0 = 1. 2 x 9 = 18, 1 + 8 = 9. 3 x 9 = 27, 2 + 7 = 9 etc, representing power.
  • 3 x 3 = 9, it takes 9 months pregnancy to birth a baby which represents revolution, life and growth.
  • 33, in the bible, was the age Jesus resurrected representing rebirth and arising.
  • 33 is the number of vertebrae in the human spine, representing backbone, strength, foundation, being stand-up and honourable.
  • 33, on the Newton scale is the boiling point of water... Arise!

Do you want to become a part of the Buy Black Movement?

Our ARISE! Collection featuring the Economy Symbol is available now featuring our customers favourite, the Limited Run Original Buy Black Long Sleeve T-shirt at a great price. Head to our online catalogue Now to join the revolution!