Our Story

Established in 2014, CERTIFIED BLK is an urban apparel company.  Based on Kansas City with deep roots in Chicago.  CERTIFIED BLK is influenced by the hustle of the African American entrepreneur.


In late 2015 that inspiration motivated our team in the direction of marketing and promotion as we partnered with local businesses handling their marketing efforts. It was then we learned the strategy of what we call “Pooled Marketing”

You should always be Motivated by the HATERS because that HUNGER combined with the right amount of HUSTLE you can overcome it all at any odds.
James Johnson

What is 'Pooled Marketing'?

Pooled Marketing is the method of combining resources or the capital of multiple small businesses to create a larger campaign.  The biggest struggle many small businesses face is finding ways to compete against competitors almost endless capital for promotion.  We can not eliminate this imbalance, instead, we use our resources to help our partners capitalize off our biggest asset, Certified BLK’s partnerships with businesses across our communities. 

Why Choose Us

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High Quality

High-quality apparel made to order right here in the MidWest.