METRO SCENE – TransElated: Breaking new ground in fashion and culture

Our company was created out of a need, which also became our mission, to build a new platform in art and fashion that would inspire, uplift spirits, and unite the people of the world by exposing them to different cultures and customs that exist globally,” says Jameel Francis, co-founder of a new clothing company that reaches beyond the realm of simply being fashionable.

TransElated founders, Francis and Shahidah Matthews, noticed that the current state of fashion was, in their opinion, often repetitive and did not seek to evaluate thoughts and experiences. “We were tired of seeing t-shirts with just branding names or shirts with negative and non-tolerant messages,” said Francis. Inspired by their love of art, people, traveling, new cultures and their passion for fashion, the two took it upon themselves to develop a new brand of fashion with “positive messages that would transcend race, religion, languages, and geographic location,” said Francis. In July 2013, Francis and Mathews enacted their vision and TransElated was officially born.  This uniquely styled fashion company is more than just fashion; it is a lifestyle brand.

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