Creative. Conscious. Culture.

Oakland, California 665 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Creative. Conscious. Culture.

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Tres Mercedes

Raised in Oakland, I grew up Learning about the legacy of the Black Panthers and listening to Mis Abuelos tell me stories of Cuba and the Cuban Revolution. How can I contribute this beautiful struggle? My Weapon of choice is cultural Fashion. I started my own business to highlight the beauty, pride and resilience of my people.

I got my degree in Ethnic Studies in 2011. After submitting my 40 page thesis, I never wanted to sit in front of a computer again to create someone only a few eyes would see. I wanted to use my hands to spread the beauty, knowledge of culture to the masses, but especially to my People.

Through my brand, I want to connect African diaspora traditions into everyday fashion and accessories. African is so rich with culture from the continent to the Caribbean, and from today, ancient times and the Future. I hope to highlight all her beauty.!African traditions and hip hop culture both value sampling from the past and remixing it in the present, and that's what I achieve with Tres Mercedes. From taking a Golden State Warriors SnapBack hat and wrapping the brim with African Fabric, sunglasses and adding cowry shells around the frames, and designing 7 day candles with important black ancestors.

My business name, TRES MERCEDES comes from the fact my grandmother, mother, and myself all carry the first name of Mercedes. Tres means three in Spanish as well as "very" in French. So Three Mercedes or Very Mercedes. *Mercedes means merciful, derives from Mercy.

I hope you enjoy my creations & come back soon to shop!

Facebook @TresmercedesART
Twitter @Tr3sMercedes
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Last updated on October 15, 2018
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