Welcome to BLKBURD GENES, a design company composed of scientists, technologists, educators and designers all with a strong commitment to storytelling, aesthetics and sustainability. Our members are imbued with these 4 fundamental bases: the activists mindset, the tactical approach, creative bent and a giving spirit ( ATCG ). Is the BLKBURD GENE in your DNA? Join our movement.

THE BLKBURD GENE carries information that links us to our past, instruct us in building a meaningful present and inspiring us to craft an improved future. 

WHY BLKBURD GENES: We believe in building a revolution though a global conversation with the interaction of creatives, artists, technologists, scientists, business titans and politicians and the like. Everyone is involved because it is the future of our species. 

GENES BY BLKBURD: A mid-range brand offering t-shirts, denim, activewear, accessories and footwear at a cheaper price point,  

Genes by blkburd brand is available primarily our site and on US.SHEIN.COM - until the end of 2022.


Our environmental impact is important to us, and that is why we have one central hub for our operations—Los Angeles, California. By committing to a single facility, we are able to reduce our carbon footprint and have greater control over our labor standards. We stand committed to partnering with factories and individuals who believe in the reduction of carbon emissions, non-renewable energy sources, chemical and water usage, and we look forward to introducing even more sustainable and biodegradable materials into our collections. 

To see the future, look at the past. BLKBURD GENES is a movement—advocating proven experiences for the design of a greater future.


Meaning and Inspiration





Black was one of the first colors used in art. The Lascaux Cave in France contains drawings of bulls and other animals drawn by Paleolithic artists between 18,000 and 17,000 years ago. They began by using charcoal and later achieved darker pigments by burning bones or grinding a powder of manganese oxide. 

For the ancient Egyptians, black had positive associations. It was their color of life and fertility, and every year when the Nile river flooded, they called the black soil that emerged from it “The Gift of the Nile.” 

Ancient Egyptians also called the Nile the “Aur”, which means black.


BURD  (scientific name Aves)

Birds are a group of warm-blooded vertebrates constituting the class Aves, characterized by feathers, toothless beaked jaws, the laying of hard-shelled eggs, a high metabolic rate, a four-chambered heart, and a strong yet lightweight skeleton. 



As a biological term, genes are a sequence of nucleotides that provide instructions for the growth, development, function, and reproduction of all plants and animals—and even some viruses.

Genes allow for the expression of traits that are inheritable through reproduction. 


Mission & Vision 

BLKBURD GENES is a direct-to-consumer materials science company bringing breakthrough textile innovations and patents into the world through everyday lifestyle products. Every technology we employ aims to solve an environmental problem of the fashion/apparel and nature industry. 

We hope to drive these solutions further by making technologies and materials accessible to companies across a variety of industries.