Founded by Omar Ellis and Dom Gautier during the summer of 2006, Burden Clothing is a brand with a message. With a focus on Afro-Caribbean culture, Burden creates pieces based on people, places and things that have not only impacted their own cultures but the world as a whole.
The company's name is a play on the Rudyard Kipling poem "White Man's Burden," which became a theme for those out to "civilize" indigenous people all over the world, including Africans, during the time of colonialism. Burden's aim is to show that "...through great heroes, Caribbean people can stand up and be accounted for. They are proof that from desolate, desperate situations can come dominance, excellence and glory"