KALAMAZOO, Mich. (WOOD) — Deja Young and Adreiana Wright are 22 and 23 years old, respectively, and didn’t learn about Juneteenth until a few years ago. They recently started their own business, making masks, t-shirts and other merchandise with a focus on COVID-19 and frontline workers.
The events following George Floyd’s death inspired them to create other designs that promote Black Lives Matter and Juneteenth.
“So many other people are now supporting us on that alone, and we get to talk more about our culture and get it out,” Young explained.
The young women showed off their recently designed merchandise from their home workspace where they take mostly custom orders through Facebook. They hope to eventually have their own boutique but see this as an