So I would say we are some pretty fashionable people. Although I love my thift shop weekends, and rip sh*t up Summers, I love to support independent designers such as BlackListedThreads.com and Yakitoko.com! Why? I don’t know the people that make the clothes in the mall that run regular shoppers like myself choose to make better decisions with our money like, SURVIVE; because the prices are higher than two months worth of rent. However, I do know the people around me who are doing big things so cheers to that! were ready to partner with this line because their designs are so smooth, and the quality is consistent. Yakitoko has a quality unlike many, and to be underground I salute their progress, and wish them LOVE in the future! Intellekt def. cop’d him a YAKITOKO TEE for THEE OPEN MIC show that he hosts in Brooklyn. Read more! I bet you’ll find out something you didn’t know ;-) – The Street Blogger



Yakitoko is a clothing brand started in 2011 by Frange Abaraka while attending the University of Maryland, College Park.

The meaning of Yakitoko came from Lingala, a dialect from Central Africa. The word helms on the idea of the literal translation of “Something Beautiful”. I know you thought it was Japanese, got ya!!

The idea first came to me in January, 2010, when I discovered a ‘Threadless’ clothing community, where artists come to submit their designs for a chance to get printed on a t-shirt and earn $2500. At ‘Threadless’ I learned a lot in terms of designing; it’s not only a competitive website, the artists are kind enough to give suggestions and offer help on ideas circulated. That helped me hone in my skills. After spending some time circulating my ideas and receiving positive feedback, I decided it was time to share my talent with the world.

At Yakitoko, the motto is “dress for fun”. We strive to offer fun, artistic, and quality design.

The meaning of Yakitoko came from Lingala, a dialect from Central Africa



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