Meet The Urbaanite: Saundrea Sampson

Saundrea Sampson is a bright, kind light who is creating social impact through her apparel brand, Embodied Apparel. Embodied is a social advocacy brand that expresses the passions of the Black community while also allowing customers to give back. Find out the why behind creating her brand, plus she drops several local artists to get into right now and more.

Saundrea Sampson

Company: Embodied Apparel

Hometown: Pine Bluff, AR

Title: CEO + Founder | Digital Marketing Strategist

How many years have you been in Nashville? 9

Tell us what you are creating in Nashville? I take pride in creating opportunities to inspire individuals to support civically engaged grassroots organizations. Embodied Apparel is a social advocacy brand that expresses the passions of the Black community while also allowing customers to give back to programs, foundations, and scholarships created by African-American pioneers. The t-shirts are printed by Turn90, a non-profit that provides therapy and job placement to men creating a new direction after prison. Being civically engaged from the creation of the t-shirts to the proceeds donated is the brand’s pride. Endowments are provided to pay homage to African-American pioneers who have laid the groundwork for us today. Each pioneer is celebrated on their birthday and gifted a donation to a project, foundation, scholarship, or memorial fund made in their honor. The foundation of Embodied Apparel rests on exemplifying resilience, providing endowments, engaging in civic engagement, living expressively, and encouraging people to embody the role of a revolutionary. Shop now at!

What inspires you? Recently, creatives bringing their visions to life and building what they love has been a beautiful inspiration. Being a witness to what was once an idea now evolved into an art or experience others can see the value in continues to awe me. As a business owner and creative, I understand the passion, preparation, and labor of love that comes with birthing something new and dear to your heart.

Coffee, lunch, brunch, or happy hour? That is a tough pick. Who doesn’t love brunch and happy hour? But I would pick happy hour — Everyone can bask in relaxing after usually a long and hard day of work.

Describe Nashville in 3 words ? Visionary, Resilient, and Embodied. 😎

Favorite Nashville musician, singer or artist? There are so many amazing artists in Nashville that I can’t just name one. Some of my favorites include SymbaSyd, Lucki Price, David Dennis, and 2LiveBre just to name a few!

What is your favorite Nashville spot you are digging right now? Urban Cowboy — I love the variety of atmospheres and vibes you can experience.

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