is an alternative clothing company created in late 2008. Everything is hand crafted from start to finish in limited quantities to ensure the originality of the designs. It is not our goal to clothe the masses. We cater to individuals who view their wardrobe as a form of self expression and we welcome you all to join us on our quest to prove that individuality still exists!
Chief designer, Sasha "Ichigo" Thomas, is an American girl with a passion for the craziness that is Japan's
street fashion! Having the privilege of finally visiting Japan and
experiencing it all first hand, she was blown away! That is what
prompted the retirement of FFB Designs, the former label, and the creation of Ichigo
Black-- A new start for a new concept.
"Don't change who you are to please others, be who you are to please yourself" ~ Sasha Thomas
"My goal with Ichigo Black is to create a clothing line heavy with Japanese
fashion inspiration while staying true to myself as a nonconformist. Its hard for designers who don't follow the "Lolita" rules exactly to find their place in this tiny market, however, I refuse to compromise my creativity to fit into any group that doesn't accept me as I am and I encourage you all to do the same!"
Not yet, but, as of January 2010, you can find us at Anime Cons all along the east coast! We sell a wide variety of items not available online, so if you happen to stumble onto our mobile shop, definitely stop by and check it out ^ U ^
in Massachusetts, Ichigo Black is an Internet based alternative clothing
company launched in August, 2008, though that is not how it all began. The first label was created in early 2004 after designer, Ichigo, was flamed by over 50
people in a forum because she used the word unique. She was told that being
unique is impossible when everyone shops at the same stores. Thus the
birth of FFB Designs, which started out as a small ebay based business
that offered "unique" one of a kind garments. Ichigo wanted to prove to herself and to the world that we are not all destined to follow the
trends of the masses; She wanted to give people the opportunity to
express themselves through what they wore without following everyone
else. Her clothes aren't the same cookie cutter designs you find at the
mall or in popular fashion magazines, and never will be. Thanks
to the support of her customers, Ichigo was able to kiss ebay's crazy fees
goodbye and launch her own site, FFBDesigns.com, in late 2005. That is
also when she gave up her possible career in Psychology to focus
completely on Fashion. Since
then everything has been growing and improving-- the customers, the
product line (we now sell a wide variety of accessories in addition to
apparel), and ultimately, the designer herself.
Following the original mission-- Ichigo Black is all about individuality; its a brand that aims to help you create a wardrobe that fits your personality. It is a matured and more
focused version of FFB Designs and, with the help of all of you, we hope
it can grow into something great!
Address-- Ichigo Black--201 South St.--Southbridge, Ma 01550--USA
*We are constantly looking for new models. If you live in MA and are interested, please let us know!