Thanks Mrs. Parks
Merit is cause by design clothing brand. For the past four years, 20% of all purchases have funded college scholarships for underserved youth.What’s so unique about Merit is that we aren’t just raising money for youth to have money for college, but we’re walking with them, hand-in-hand. Making sure they have sufficient tools to reach this milestone. Our very own FATE program works with close to 50 students in the Detroit area, preparing them to embrace their education and become world-class citizens. It’s about quality time. We invest time in our products, ensuring you the most comfortable fabrics and a timeless design. But nothing seems as important as the time we invest in our future, our students, who are the next generation of leaders – tomorrow’s judges, entrepreneurs, bankers, and educators.

To Mrs. Parks...
We thank you for your life-long commitment to social justice. You inspire us to live for the benefit of others. You mean a lot to people of color, the cities of Montgomery, Alabama and Detroit, Michigan. We honor you today, on your birthday, with a capsule collection highlighting your example of resilience, love in the face of hate, and commitment to civil rights for all. You persisted through heavy resistance #becauseitmatters. Thank you, Mrs. Parks, for your sacrifice. We are forever grateful and present to you, your roses. As always 20% of Merit's profits fund our nonprofit program. Available for purchase here

Model: Janaé
Photographer: Martin Vecchio
Creative Direction/Design/Illustration: Ndubisi Okoye
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