Chiles officially launched Melanin Drip Clothing Co. last June. She told POPSUGAR she was going through a hard time, naming the deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd specifically. She channeled what she was feeling into creating these clothes with her parents — they have a screen printing machine at home and design everything themselves — because she wanted to embrace who she is as a young Black woman. She's hoping to launch new apparel after the Olympics.
"I am a young black woman, a Melanin Queen, and I wanted to create apparel that speaks loud and honors our royal lineage," Chiles writes on the brand's website, which sells hoodies, shirts, pants, and accessories. "So be proud to rock your big and beautiful natural afro, braid it up, twist it up, loc it, poof it or slay with a silky press and then grab a Melanin Drip hoodie and go be authentically you!"