Our Story

The Yard + Parish online concept store was hatched through necessity and the spirit of discovery...

Co-Founders, Alesha & Samantha
Our time studying and working in the UK inspired us to have a go at solving a global cultural issue. Until now, it really hasn't been simple or straightforward to find or buy from ethnic designers, or even to buy basic necessities for our hair and skin unless we live in specific areas. We recognise that this is an issue everywhere women of colour are considered a minority and so we aspire to be the most sought after one-stop shop for our generation.

Our motto is “Discover the Diaspora which signifies our mission to encourage global exploration and investment into independent businesses in the UK and beyond. 

The hunt is over! You've made it to the GREATEST destination for melanated ladies and gents to discover + purchase beautifully made ethical products specifically created with them in mind! 
With Love + Discovery, 
Alesha + Samantha, Co-Founders