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Westland couple starts new clothing company to help feed frontline workers

Posted at 5:51 AM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 08:23:28-04

WOODHAVEN, Mich (WXZY) — A husband and wife currently not working are doing their part to keep busy while paying it forward.

Matthew Laamanen is a teacher at Woodhaven High School. His wife, Marlee, is a hair dresser at Indigo Salon, Spa and Boutique in Canton. With extra time on their hands, they started the tie-dye clothing apparel company Quarantine Bleach Co.

“During the quarantine we started watching TikTok videos, and while we weren’t very successful at the dances we did notice that they had a hobbies section, and in that hobbies section we saw people that were bleach tie-dying clothing,” said Matthew.

The now have more than 800 followers on Instagram, and have just launched a website to help customers place orders.

All of the work is done from inside their home, usually fulfilling those within two to three days.

With this new company they are paying it forward, teaming up with Newburg Station in Livonia to help feed frontline workers.

“We decided that ten percent of our proceeds would go to catering launches to healthcare works, and so far we have done Beaumont Farmington Hills and just yesterday we did U of M,” said Marlee.

For the next week they are offering 10 percent off all orders with the discount code WXYZ10.