Bulletproof vest sales are soaring for one black-owned company that says people are seeking heightened protection during these turbulent times.
A spokesperson for the bulletproof vest business called Thyk Skynn, tells TMZ … it’s seen an increase in sales of nearly 400 percent over the past few months, and this week — in the wake of the Jacob Blake shooting and the ensuing violence — orders are again skyrocketing.
The company was founded by a former Atlanta cop who says he started the business for innocent people craving protection.
The vests look different from traditional Kevlar vests … they’re more fashionable for starters.
The function, however, is the same … Thyk Skynn’s vests are meant to keep its customers from becoming the next victim of a senseless shooting … whether by a cop or a citizen with a sick gun fantasy.
As you know … protests against racism and to promote social justice reached a fever pitch this summer following the killing of George Floyd, and the movement’s been reinvigorated after a white Kenosha, WI cop shot Blake in the back 7 times.
Protests and riots in the days following turned deadly when a 17-year-old white male named Kyle Rittenhouse opened fire on protesters and killed 2 while injuring another.