SMK3 is a family-owned, urban apparel brand. The name SMK3 is a reference to three founding siblings, each holding the initials - SMK.
SMK3 as a family business was conceptualized many years ago but transformed into a vision and purpose in 2020 while the world was experiencing isolation from quarantine and at the height of racial tension surrounding inequities for people of color. During quarantine and time of reflection, we decided three things are essential for our family:
- we must love and respect all cultures just as we love and respect each other;
- we must never forget our roots and what makes us divinely unique and special; and
- we must learn to write our own stories – grow our own businesses – and live our own truth. Boldly, proudly, and unapologetically.