We wanted to find the best gifts with swag this holiday season but were short on time. While it may be too late to gift these brands this holiday season, it is never too late to show them some support. We thought these brands would make awesome gifts with swag: Arkansas Dolls, Beading By Treva B., and Respect the Queen, because of each of the brand’s uniqueness and cultural aspects. Learn a little more about each below.
I created Arkansas Dolls in response to not being able to find a doll that resembled my daughter. All of the barbies she was playing with had long straight hair down their back, and I recognized my daughter wanting her tightly curled hair to look like theirs. Her hair is beautiful in its natural state, and I wanted to show her that they had dolls that looked like her. Unfortunately when I started doing research and shopping for them, there was a huge absence in the doll market for natural hair Barbie dolls. So me being a beautician who deals a lot with natural hair, I looked at the barbies like clients. I used the same technique I used to curl synthetic braids to curl the Barbie’s hair in Afro, twist out curls, and natural updos to resemble the different curl patterns of natural hair. I initially made the dolls for children, however when I brought the dolls into the public adults were more taken by them and that introduced me to the doll collecting community. My overall goal is to meet with a big doll maker (like Barbie) and consult with them about the hair and natural styling. I’m just happy now that my daughter has a doll that looks like her so she can recognize there’s more than one way to be beautiful.
Beading By Treva B.
“To say my business is so young, it has truly been a blessing, and I have been honored to be a blessing to many others through my business,” says Beading By Treva B owner, Treva Brown. What attracts Treva’s clients to her are her love of bold signature pieces and the mindset that she has of providing high quality yet affordable jewelry. But what truly sets her apart from her competition is the fact that ALL Beading by Treva B. Jewelry is uniquely customizable and made to suit each individual customer. Therefore, her jewelry is one of a kind and “no piece is made alike”- which is her business motto she works hard to uphold. Beading By Treva B. specializes in wedding, greek, baby/toddler, men and women’s jewelry along with beaded headpieces, hair accessories, and unique jewelry.
Beading By Treva B. can be found on IG, FB, Twitter, and tumblr @BeadingByTrevaB ; etsy shop @ BeadedJewelsByTrevaB; Pinterest @ BeadedJewelsByTreva and online web store store at wwww.spreesy.com/beadingbytrevab and official website www.beadingbytrevab.com
Respect the Queen
Respect the Queen is an online ladies apparel shop defying all of the superficial stereotypes society places upon women to think, act and feel a certain way about themselves. Our mission is is to provide outstanding clothing design’s and accessories that empower women while making a unique, trend setting fashion statement. We strive to become a well known recognized and respected leader in the fashion industry as well as the community we serve. You can check us out online at www.RespecttheQueen.com Instagram: @RespecttheQueenllc Facebook: RespecttheQueen
Twitter: R3specttheQueen and our blog spot www.queenisssh.blogspot.com