Local fashion designer Valerie Mayen is still creating her sleek, wearable, timeless-with-a-twist American-made clothing if you need something new in your wardrobe to cheer you up. Order online from her Yellowcake shop.
But knowing that most of us are sitting at home a lot, she’s also been producing comfy tees and sweatshirts in pretty colors with timely messages on them. Her latest collection features Mother’s Day messages including “Mamacita,” “100% That Mom,” and “Because I Said So,” in black, gray, pink and mustard yellow. Because you know mom is staying home too. And $5 of each shirt sold will be donated to the Greater Cleveland Food Bank where demand has exploded since the pandemic set in.
In addition Yellowcake is keeping some of its sewers on the job, stitching face masks in bulk for employees of companies such as Dave’s Supermarket. It’s also selling masks singly to individuals and donating one for each one sold.