OUR STORY

Designed & Printed in Oakland

Hella Bay Clothing was established in 2015 by Hayward native Teresa Kimbrough (me). While working on another concept Hella Bay Magazine (RIP), I realized that the idea of the  t-shirts I wanted to sell to fund the online magazine, was actually more creatively fulfilling than working on the magazine itself. Hence, the birth of Hella Bay Clothing! 

Hella Bay Clothing is a black owned Bay Area themed clothing brand focused on providing quality, clothing at affordable prices, with an emphasis on authenticity and local pride. All of our products are designed and printed here in Oakland. I have spent many weekends selling merchandise at local festivals and PopUps, ranging from Jack London Square, First Fridays, and TreasureFest to yearly festivals like Laurel Street Fair and The Black Joy Parade. I truly don't think Hella Bay Clothing would be where it's at today without the support of the local community, gained by getting up early on those weekend mornings, and going out there in the community. I currently reside in West Oakland. 

in the community

I have been proud to work with and print shirts for the San Francisco Black Film Festival for the past couple of years. I have had the pleasure of collaborating with local radio station 997NOW, as well as  with local dancers like the Turfeinz, and brand ambassador Yung Phil. As a film school graduate, I think it is important to work with and support the local Bay Area artistic scene.  

outreach & causes

I was thrilled to  team  up with Make Westing to Sponsor a fundraiser to raise money for the Oakland LGBTQ Community Center, as well as  donate over 300 masks to Code Tenderloin, who distributed them to the less fortunate in the Tenderloin District of SF. If you have a cause that you think we could help, with please email me at teresakimbrough@hellabayclothing.com.. 

local festivals

Local festivals are the heart of the Bay Area small business community. I look at festivals as a way to not only sell merchandise, but to meet and talk with the locals in the area. I have participated in festivals like TreasureFest, Jack London Square, Sunset Mercantile Farmers Market, Art & Soul Festival, Oaktoberfest, First Fridays, San Jose Made, Black Joy Festival, and many others.
Hella Bay Clothing
Owner Teresa Kimbrough (middle) with customers at The Buck in Jack London Square in Oakland.
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