Our Vision is to inspire consumers to use their purchasing power and invest massively in the black community so that we have a stronger economic position in society and encourage the youth to aspire to ownership.
SDHtoronto is a conscious, afrocentric, fashion brand that works towards constantly supporting, empowering, developing, inspiring, marginalized youth and the community.--
Ultimately, you can rest assure that a percentage of your purchases go towards empowering Toronto's youth. With your help we will expand across the globe.
How It Happened
Honing in on my creativity started after not 1 but 2 car accidents. I found myself depressed and not wanting to do much until I picked up my iPad and iPencil and started drawing again. I hadn't drawn since I was a little girl. It certainly re-awakened my creative soul! As I drew images, I would imagine them being on clothing that I'd love to wear!
It soon became more prevalent to me how little I am represented in clothing---I talked to many people and friends about the lack of diversity in clothing and how it needs to change--then one day I thought, if there is not enough diversity in fashion, maybe I need to be the change. -- My boys are now a big part of the change and have been a great inspiration!
I am very excited to present my collection to you! We hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoyed designing them. We really feel, "it's who we are--it's who we all are!"
About the Owner
Sandra Hamilton graduated in Fashion Technique and Design in 1988. She worked for a few designers and was led by her other passion to play professional basketball in Spain, France, Belgium, Bulgaria, England and the Majorca Islands! Sandra eventually was inducted 3 times into three different hall of fames for her basketball talent!
After her basketball chapter ended, Sandra knew fashion still held a deep hold of her heart. She enjoys making designs for the socially conscious as well as creating her own inclusive designs!
Just an FYI: Sandra is also a school teacher and is an author and illustrator (S.D. Hamilton) of a children’s ninja book series, personal dictionaries and cursive writing notebooks-- currently on Amazon.com.