Hi! We're Alesha and Samantha, the two cousins behind Yard + Parish. Inspired by a deep love of our Caribbean heritage and the many luxuries of island life, it's our mission to uplift our communities and share the beautiful stories and creations of Africa and her diaspora. Our collective obsession with travel, style, and wellness, has allowed us to discover and collaborate with independent brands around the world, and we're just getting started.
WHAT WE DO
Yard + Parish offers a curated online shopping experience inspired by the modern 'Island' girl to champion a natural, conscious and colourful lifestyle. Here you can indulge in an array of independent Black-owned brands offering clean beauty, handmade jewellery, fashion accessories, homeware, and much more. This is a space where melanin is celebrated, and 'luxury' is given a new definition. As advocates for slow fashion, we embrace craftsmanship and want to you to enjoy the items you find here for years to come.
At the heart of the company is an ethos of support for Black-owned businesses and an aim to make sustainable products more accessible. We take pride in having a signature aesthetic and stocking only the most innovative and stylish brands the diaspora has to offer. We are always sourcing from small businesses that use natural ingredients and follow sustainable practices. Each brand tells a beautiful story steeped in tradition or specialises in style solutions for curly/afro hair types and melanin-rich skin.