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.