Sixteen-year-old Tyrell Harris remembers what it was like to get a DM back from Jason Mitchell, an American actor he contacted to see if he’d wear his clothing brand.
“I was shocked to see that he actually replied, and that he was interested,” Tyrell told CBC Kids News.
And Mitchell isn’t the only one wearing Tyrell’s clothing — TikTok dancers and even a stylish Santa are in on the brand.
Earlier this year, Tyrell, who lives in Shelburne, Ontario, started a clothing brand called OOFII as a second career option if his true passion — basketball — didn’t work out.
Tyrell said that he and his mom started by mapping out what the brand would look like, including possible names, materials and what type of clothing he’d sell.