Local clothing brand is making waves in Omaha

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OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) – Bill and Emmanuel Oyet have been passionate about fashion from a young age.

“We grew up with fashion. My mom made sure we dressed well all the time. We went to church on Sundays. You know, we always wore costumes and everything, ”Emmanuel said.

They developed their own unique styles, and in January came together to share that with the people of Omaha.

“It was in our forties when we had time to think and didn’t really have a job, and we were like, ‘Okay, we’ve got to do something,’” Bill said.

Their Black Phoenix brand was born with a simple goal: to create quality clothing and build a positive community.

“What Black Phoenix is ​​to me is more like family. We’re all different people, different states, different countries, and we all have different ideas. And what we love to do in Black Phoenix, it’s bringing everyone together, ”Emmanuel said.

Every item of clothing, from shirts to jackets to shorts, is tailor-made. People can even come up with their own idea and the brothers will make it happen.

“I don’t think there are any conceptions in the city like ours and I think it’s more because we really connect with individuals to make sure they get what they want,” he said. said Bill.

Black Phoenix recently moved into its first store, providing a safe space for people to shop, socialize, and create.

“It feels good because honestly it all started in our bedroom. So like, being able to grow and be in this space is amazing. We can connect more with our customers, ”said Bill.

Bill and Emmanuel are working hard to expand their reach across town, hoping to eventually partner with schools and sports teams.

“It’s a good feeling because we are impacting people in the right way and I know my mom is happy,” Emmanuel said.

The Black Phoenix store is located in Ujamaa Vendor Collective, off of 83rd and Maple Street. The store is open Monday to Saturday from 1 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Visit the Black Phoenix Facebook page here. Their clothes can also be purchased online here.

On October 2, Ujamaa Vendor Collective will organize a market near the 30th and Farnam from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. A variety of vendors will be on hand to sell merchandise.

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