The Mitchell Men aka The Six
“Change the rules on what controls you and you will change the rules on what you can control.” - Mitchell Men motto
Welcome to SweetGrass Clothing Company, a brand founded by the Mitchell Men – six brothers from Wadmalaw Island, South Carolina. From a young age, these brothers shared a strong bond, which was fortified by the powerful philosophies taught to them by their parents, Edward and Mattie Mitchell. This bond has led them to follow similar paths in terms of their education, career choices, and even the fraternities they joined. Inspired by the Gullah Geechee culture of their home state, the Mitchell Men's brand incorporates aspects of Gullah Geechee spirituality and folklore into their designs. The brand's logo, the Palmetto Rose, is a symbol of love and protection in the Gullah Geechee community. Our first collection, "The Blood Moon Collection," focused on the significance of the Blood Moon in Gullah Geechee folklore and quickly sold out. Our latest collection, the Haint Blue Collection, celebrates the Gullah Geechee color "haint blue" and aims to reclaim the word "haint" as a symbol of spiritual protection for all who wear the pieces. We are proud to share and celebrate our Gullah Geechee heritage through our clothing brand, and hope that our pieces bring a sense of love and protection to all who wear them. Thank you for choosing SweetGrass Clothing Company.
The Mother of SweetGrass Clothing
Meet the Mother of SweetGrass Clothing and the inspiration behind the Vesey Insurrection Jacket Design. Her name is Mattie Mitchell, mother to the 6 Mitchell Men. She taught elementary for 40 years at same same school she attended as a little girl (Frierson Elementary). To make extra money, she was a seamstress. This skill led her to create a sewing club at Frierson. This sewing club had an annual fashion show that we participated in. Aside from teaching/sewing, she hosted a yearly Black History Bowl in March and a Kwanzaa celebration after Christmas. This is the person who introduced us to the Denmark Vesey story. This is the person who taught us our history. This is our inspiration! She deserves her flowers!
Brief History of SweetGrass Clothing Co.
If you're interested to know more about our brand, please watch this short video explaining how we got started. Thank You!
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