PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A local t-shirt company that allows people to wear their cause on their sleeve is opening its first brick-and-mortar location.
Saturday afternoon, Mimi's Fresh Tees is hosting a grand opening of its store, located at 123 Northwest 2nd Avenue. The company was founded back in 2018 as a way to bring conversations about discrimination out in the open. The messages on their t-shirts range from ending racism, to celebrating pride and standing up for women's rights.
It hasn't been an easy path for the company, not only because of the COVID-19 pandemic but also because it was the target of racist threats. The owner credits the community for its support.
"It's been a really long journey due to the global pandemic and the race threats that we received for my business but now we're here and the community is rallying behind Mimi's Fresh Tees and really supporting us," said owner Kamelah Adams.
The first 10 customers at Saturday's grand opening will win a prize. The event is going on from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information about Mimi's Fresh Tees, visit www.mimisfreshteespdx.com.