SheepBlack Designs est. 2021, Birmingham, Alabama. SheepBlack is a creative apparel brand that chooses to be Different from the rest. It is a visual representation of life’s obstacles and our ability to persevere. With the tag lines of living in your truth, no B.S and love somebody, SheepBlack visually reminds us that we all individually hold the power to turn our current situations around. Thus, living in the moment and appreciating Life’s Blessing to the Highest! Life is too short to spend it pleasing others.Choose today to please you and only you! All designs and artworks are the original pieces created by Cherrisse “Res” Colvin. Also a native of Birmingham, Res Colvin is a proud graduate of Wenonah High Class of 99."
WHY THE NAME?
SheepBlack has been a thought/dream of mine for 10 years. I allowed others to influence my decision not to pursue it until recently. In 2021, I made a commitment to myself that I would finally take control of my life and live everyday with passion and purpose. SHEEPBLACK was created to bring that concept of personalization and connection back to what we choose to wear. Mirroring Life, Art and Fashion together is the goal of SHEEPBLACK. Each design, is created to be a badge of honor that will touch my audience and will express, "YES " I can relate to that or "YES" I personally went through that but I overcame and persevered. Now the Tee becomes more than fabric, it becomes your own personal testimonial and conversation piece to others. Thus creating our tagline "WEAR YOUR STORY" My goals are simply to give people confidence to feel good about themselves, no matter where they may be in their lives at that moment. To have the opportunity to wear something that defines you and your life's story. I want SHEEPBLACK to be a staple that exclaims being Different is okay! Being known as the Black Sheep or being ostracized is only temporary. You have the ability to change your mindset and change your circumstances. Thus switching it up literally, instead of the negative stereotypically stigma of a Black Sheep, you are now a Game Changer, Royalty and Commander of YOU, a part of the SHEEPBLACK CREW. I want my CREW to truly have the ability to allow their external to match their internal. Instead of masking their internal with external wear in order to please others. SHEEPBLACK gives you the unique opportunity to please only you!
CHERRISSE "RES" COLVIN OWNER & ARTIST OF SHEEPBLACK LLC. Res Colvin, native of BIRMINGHAM, AL , created SHEEPBLACK as a creative outlet to express her own life story through ART. "I grew up in the West End district of Birmingham. I attended Wenonah High School, Class of 1999. After high school, I briefly attended The Art Institute of Atlanta, majoring in Graphic Design." "During my childhood I faced many obstacles and experienced many circumstances that had a major impact on me personally. This included but was not limited to low self-esteem, identity issues and battles with depression. I learned I had the gift of "ART" at a very early age. My earliest childhood memories are looking through my father's collection of albums, drawing cover art. I was always intrigued by African American history and Art. My favorite Art era would have to be the Harlem Renaissance period and my favorite Artists were Romare Bearden, Jacob Lawerence and Horace Pippin. According to Res Colvin, " SHEEPBLACK is a representation of my story. Being labeled as a Black Sheep, for so many reasons, I chose to turn that stigma around. Thus, creating SHEEPBLACK in the process. It's a visual reminder that I define my worth. My peace belongs to me. It basically reminds me that I control the true essence of ME. SHEEPBLACK is not just an apparel label, it's my own personal fashion statement. " Res Colvin also hopes to use this platform to feature local artists. "Birmingham is full of talented individuals that just need a start to excel and if I could provide that opportunity - I WILL! "