Originalitees, a state/city/neighborhood pride clothing brand founded in 2009 by Khisha Asubuhi with a storefront in Walnut Hills, has launched a new line of shirts dedicated to supporting the current movement for social, political and racial justice sparked by the recent murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and many others.
Twenty percent of proceeds from the sales of the new "Cincinnati Believes Black Lives Matter" T-shirts will benefit Beloved Community Church's Cincinnati Bail Fund and the Obama Foundation's My Brother's Keeper Alliance.
“Originalitees has always been dedicated to bringing the community together, so we could not stand on the sidelines. We had to join the fight for justice,” said owner Asubuhi in a release. “Not only did we want to create a shirt that meets the moment, but we also wanted to put our money where our mouth is to support those on the front lines of the fight.”
You can purchase shirts on the website at Originalitees.com, with an option for curbside pick-up at 2809 Woodburn Ave., Walnut Hills. There will be pick-up times 5-7:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and noon-4 p.m. Saturday starting June 10.
You may also know Originalitees for their "Product of Public Schools" pridewear, which benefitted Cincinnati Public Schools, or their "Unity within the Community Design," which helped support the Freestore Foodbank during the middle of the COVID-19 crisis.