Growing up I would wear shirts like this pretty often.
The picture on the left was taken in Lagos sometime back in the 90s. I'm on the far left with my much cuter cousins. In the picture below, I'm wearing a green shirt that my mom got made for me sometime in my early 20s. It was that green shirt that led to my co-founder, Evan, asking me where I got it, and ultimately forming DIOP.
Wearing something that showed where I was from made me feel special. The problem is that for many people like me, that experience isn't always readily available.