Many people would agree that 2020 has been a tumultuous year up until this point and Ye Republic is releasing a line of 2020 clothing designs, mugs and other merchandise that are designed to help people express their feelings about the current state of the world. Created by Ada Desravines, who was a victim of a layoff due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ye Republic offers a range of goods emblazoned with sarcastic and funny slogans like "This Is Not a Test: This Is 2020" and "Can We Just Cancel 2020 Already?" Like many people, Desravines is tapping into her skills to create alternative sources of income and the 2020-themed products are designed to offer a healthy and humorous way for people to express the many feelings they have.
As Desravines describes, "Most of us did not see this year coming. But instead of focusing on the grim nature of all that's happening, I thought taking a more tongue-in-cheek approach might help make people smile."