About Insignia MSA

INSIGNIA MSA is a futuristic fashion label that provides handmade, quality, and ethically made garments for elevated events or everyday wear. Insignia MSA’s customers can feel morally good about purchasing our clothing and that they are not supporting the vandalization of the environment or workers' lives involved in manufacturing. Our customers are truly making a statement from physically wearing our eccentric garments to symbolically representing sustainability with fashion. 

The meaning of an Insignia is a distinguishing emblem, mark, or symbol worn to show someone has achieved high-level of excellence or recognition. While wearing INSIGNIA MSA I want people to feel that they have reached the highest level of their being and feel like the best version of themselves.

I'd also like for people to understand how important it is to buy clothes that have meaning and value to them rather than fast fashion clothing that is rapidly produced in response to the latest trends. Fast fashion leaves a huge environmental footprint and textile workers are exploited for their labor. At Insignia MSA all garments are handmade in house, currently all designed and sewn by CEO Maya Avery. 

Learn more about our practices here.

Maya is a Howard University Alumna with a B.S. in biology. She began designing in 2019 and launched Insignia MSA in 2020 as a self taught designer and business woman. She was born and raised in New York where Insignia is currently operating out of. Aside from designing she partakes in photography, styling, 3D design, and has a love for gardening.