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SU sophomore starts clothing business to spread positivity, cultural awareness

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Growing up, Brianna Gillfillian was surrounded by a business-oriented family. Her mother was a designer in Jamaica and made handcrafted clothes and pillows that Gillfillian said she always admired. Now, Gillfillian has started her own business to share her passion and love for designing clothes.

She still remembers the first order she had from her business BreeDesignz.

“It was a Jamaican inspired zip sweatshirt and it was (purchased) by one of my co-workers,” Gillfillian said. “It said ‘coo yah’ which is Jamaican for ‘look here’ and it was decked in the Jamaican colors.”

The Syracuse University sophomore created the Instagram account for her clothing company in September 2021. By October, her business was up and running and Gillfillian began taking orders….

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