Centuries back, armors for emperors, kings, and soldiers were commonly used to make fashion statements. It was quite common to see armors made from gold and other valuable materials to show royalty or bravery. ThykSkynn is the closest thing to that in today’s modern world, and the founder, Michael Allen, is combining protective style with a fashion-forward style in his products. ThykSkynn is a black-owned bulletproof apparel company creating fashion-forward apparel and products capable of repelling bullets.
Michael Allen established ThykSkynn on the ideology of protecting one’s energy mentally, spiritually, and physically. The company’s mission is to spread the message of peaceful protection to everyone around the globe. Michael believes it makes no sense for people to be incapable of protecting themselves from accidental, stray, or intentional bullets, especially for people who live in violence-prone areas. So, he decided to create a peaceful way for people to protect themselves while looking stylish at the same time.
The company operates from Atlanta, GA, with a few notable products in its catalog. Its prominent product offering is the lightweight level IIIA Kevlar which can repel anything from a .44 Magnum handgun and below. The product is custom-fit, can work in different ways, and is individually hand-stitched by the most talented designers out of Atlanta. Michael Allen’s goal for ThykSkynn is to bring to life innovative protective styles within a short timeframe. Michael was able to give ThykSkynn a boost from the start, thanks to his sewing knowledge. So, he conceptualized most of the foundational designs with a clear vision of what he wants his company to look like. This has separated the brand from many other brands and has positioned it as a top bulletproof maker in the United States.
Michael Allen’s motivation to build ThykSkynn stemmed from the incessant cases of people getting shot and killed for no just reason. He developed ThykSkynn to give people a shot at life without getting shot by a trigger-happy person. He also aimed to fix the problem of an innocent suspect getting shot by a police officer and getting away with it because the only witness probably got shot and died in the process. With ThykSkynn, victims of police harassment can survive and get a chance to testify as witnesses in court.
ThykSkynn is poised to grow bigger over the years. When asked what his five-year goals for the country are, Michael Allen says, “I see ThykSkynn being more than a bulletproof company but a lifestyle and a symbol that reflects true peace of the mind, body, and spirit. We also need to need to be able to defend ourselves without necessarily posing a threat, which ultimately saves us the debate of whether the victim was a threat to the shooter or not.”
Michael is passionate about living in a world where everyone is safe. He is reiterating why a company like ThykSkynn exists in the first place, which is uncontrolled gun violence worldwide. ThykSkynn gives everyone leverage to keep themselves safe, and as a company, it is here to stay.
Learn more about ThykSkynn on the official website.