Melanin Moments Apparel Line

Melanin Moments, LLC, a premier Melanin-deficient product company that market products designed with positive identity images to uplift and empower people of color.


The company broke ground with its designer wrapping paper line, which initially featured high quality paper products with English or Spanish text, and has been in high demand since 2015. Just in time for the holiday season, Melanin Moments themed apparel is set to launch. Winter hats (beanies), sweatshirts, hoodies and long sleeve shirts are now available for purchase via the company’s website, on Amazon and Shalah’s Corner.


Inspired by the question of a 12-year old In Arms Reach program participant “why is there no such thing as a Black Santa?,” the Quadriplegic CEO of In Arms Reach, Terrance Stevens, founded Melanin Moments LLC. In Arms Reach is a non-profit organization that offers free educational and social services to low income children and families in NYC. The program focuses on helping at risk youth and those whose parents are incarcerated, with mentoring and STEM programs, including visitation services that offer support for children to maintain communication with their parents.

For more information about Melanin Moments LLC visit the Melanin Moments shop

To learn more about In Arms Reach visit

1. Melanin Moments LLC. 2015

2. In Arms Reach INC.

3. Anthony Papa. A Child’s Question Made this CEO Create a Product that Empowers Children of Color. Huffington Post Blog. 12-04-2015