Black Panther became a major hit shortly after its release in 2018 and got us all hooked.
From its writing to directing and acting, the movie won many hearts globally and held special importance for the Black and African American communities.
In 2019, it was nominated for 7 Academy Awards and won several accolades. After its roaring success, a sequel was highly anticipated and due. And it finally happened.
But did you know the blankets worn in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever were made by a Native-owned and led company?
Louie Gong, the founder of Eighth Generation, received a call in 2020 from Stacy Caballero, a costume designer from Marvel.
When she reached out to him to discuss a potential partnership, Louise expressed how he wished he had the opportunity to make the blankets he saw in Black Panther.
“So hiring Eighth Generation to produce the blankets for Wakanda Forever was fate!” shared Stacy.
The company has now become the first Native-owned fashion house to produce wool blankets for the prestigious Marvel franchise.