Our Inspiration


T’kor Couture is a Black-owned luxury fashion brand that specializes in handmade crochet clothing and accessories. T’kor Couture was founded by Dinah ‘T’kor’ Clottey in the midst of a pandemic and an uprising in the demand for justice for Black Lives in the summer of 2020. At the time, Dinah was a rising third year at the University of Chicago, and to escape the painful and anxiety-inducing events that were happening around her, Dinah came to crochet. This hobby led to fashion becoming the vessel in which Dinah poured her heart and soul into and brought her light in those dark times.

With just her own two hands, Dinah creates unique and compelling crochet pieces meant to uplift anyone’s day.  Each of our collections feature powerful stories or messages of hope to marginalized communities. At T’kor Couture, we accept all the brave souls that have ever been deemed unworthy for being different. As a Black woman, Dinah can relate to always feeling like she was on the outside, but this didn’t mean she had to be invisible.

Dinah’s creations aim to express the soul. Soul is not only the expression of who we are, but it is our very essence. Soul embraces the communities we come from, it is the link between us and our ancestors, between us and our cultures. T’kor Couture aims for the inclusion and representation of bodies, minds, and souls, and all of our pieces are inspired by the beautiful and diverse world around us. Our brand aims to create clothes that allow those who wear them to express who they are freely and unapologetically.

We pride ourselves on being a slow fashion brand as all of our garments are ethically and thoughtfully produced. Currently, each piece is handmade by Dinah herself in Chicago. As the business hopefully grows and we expand our team, this is a value that will remain essential to our mission and success as a company. 


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