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The 3-year-old IBIUBU clothing line is designed in founder and designer Al Forde’s East New York studio, and is available at

(At left) Models Shakena Hicks and Hugh Hinds show off IBIUBU’s 100-percent cotton, American-made tops.

Forde says the name of his company IBIUBU is also its slogan, "I Believe in Unity By Understand­ing."

"I do designs for everyone," he said. "We’re not just hip-hop or urban wear. We do sarongs and gowns. We go over boundaries." For fall, Forde says IBIUBU is featuring lots of denim, leather and suede in earth tones, black, navy and royal blue.

Updated 4:00 pm, November 10, 2010
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Reasonable discourse

Ed Martin says:
I like the slogan and the gear looks hot!
April 7, 2008, 6:57 am
East New York from Premo says:
I personally know Carlos Forde, we grew up on the same block. He is one of the realist katz I know. I wish him the very best.
April 8, 2008, 11:39 am

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