Local fashion company opens Pittsboro studio after substantial growth

Local fashion company opens Pittsboro studio after substantial growth

By Hannah McClellan, Chatham News + Registration staff

After the murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis police officers last summer, Lysandra Weber took to Instagram and saw a flood of black squares.

This was “Blackout Tuesday”, a first effort to suspend normal activities in response to police protests against brutality, which have gone viral and have evolved into the relentless display of black boxes on social media platforms.

Weber, a black company that owns a geekchicfashion handmade clothing line, thought, “Posting a black bob doesn’t support my business.

She decided to post about it.

“I woke up to scroll through social media to be bombarded with tiny black squares. It doesn’t show me solidarity. It doesn’t show me support, ”she said of her…

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