Juneteenth is a holiday long celebrated by Black Americans, dating back to June 19th of 1865, when the news of emancipation finally made its way to enslaved people in Texas. The Emancipation Proclamation had already been in effect for 2 years before this information was made available to enslaved Texans. Juneteenth became a way to celebrate the day, as well as a time to come together in prayer and find family members. Today, it is a revered celebration of liberation, joy and community.
In celebration of this holiday, we're releasing a limited run of face masks designed by Heartbreak Chicago Store Manager Jilana and made by Chicago GM Luc. The masks are made of a light denim, bleach tie dyed by hand and feature a white shoe string for wearing. As such, each mask is as unique as the person wearing it.
All sales of the masks will be donated towards Black, Queer equality initiatives in Chicago.
Shop the mask while supplies last here.