More Than A Look. It's A Mission
Unity in Faith
Jesus describes the Kingdom of heaven (Matthew 13: 31 -32) and faith (Matthew 17:20) using the size and potential of a mustard seed. Some scholars believe Jesus was talking about the black mustard plant because of where and how it grows. How the black mustard plant grows illustrates a powerful message. This tiny black mustard seed grows mightily. It's completely invasive and takes over fields. It inner twines with the branches of other mustard plants, creating strong dense layers called thickets, and becomes home to many animals. It literally becomes its own ecosystem. Perhaps some would say kingdom....
31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, and sowed in his field: 32 Which indeed is the least of all seeds: but when it is grown, it is the greatest among herbs, and becometh a tree, so that the birds of the air come and lodge in the branches thereof. - Matthew 13: 31 - 32
Like the black mustard seed, the power and potential of faith is great! When planted in Christ, faith is great enough to move mountains! Our faith and the message of God's Kingdom is the seed. The kingdom of God spreads through us…creating a thick covering as we spread the word of God. When people give their lives to Christ then individually and collectively faith increases, and the Kingdom of God expands!
20 And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you. Matthew 17: 20
BMS exist to spread the message of Jesus and charity. For us, giving isn't a marketing strategy or tax write off - it's our mission. 10% of all profit goes back to God through the local church that has great local and global missions. We ALSO automatically donate $1 dollar from each item sold to our non-profit partners! PLUS, you can choose one of your partners promo codes to save 10% and we'll automatically donate up to 20% of the cost of your order to that Partner. That can be more than HALF the profit of an order doing good works. As we gain support, our goal is to continually increase in giving until 100% of the profit is donated.
A self-proclaimed baller from Gary, Indiana, and Raymond, a pragmatist from Christianburg, Guyana met at Howard University (the mecca) bonded over our love of Christ and engineering. Married, we found ourselves climbing the corporate ladder, but some years later we felt God had other plans for us. We quit our jobs during the 2020 pandemic and started our journey to become Kingdom Builders spreading the message, power, and advancement of God's Kingdom.
Hi, I am Camille, the designer and co-owner of Black Mustard Seed (BMS). There are two things I know God created me to do - create and give. As a kid I aspired to be an "artist/scientist/inventor" who somehow could make it to the WNBA. The WNBA was a bit of a stretch for me. But God has allowed me to continue to create for a living.
BMS was founded after a literal dream featuring a black t-shirt with the word black written all over. Waking up from this dream, with lyrics from a Christian song, I set out on this journey. The name Black Mustard Seed pays homage to that dream, Jesus’s teachings of the mustard seed, and how the great potential of faith in unity can be illustrated using the actual black mustard seed.
BMS features unique, sometimes thought provoking, spirit filled designs. The style of BMS clothing is heavily influenced by Camille's love for basketball, streetwear, and both of the founder's tech roots. The designs are visual expressions of faith and knowledge of God the Father, the Son, and Holy Spirit. Often, inspiration is born out of time in worship and prayer. When you wear the BMS brand, we want you to feel empowered, bold, and proud to represent the gospel. We want our clothing to speak life into others, encourage you to live out the truth of the gospel, and to trust God in every situation.