When Jesse Genet was 16 years old she started a t-shirt company in her parent’s basement in Detroit. She developed a way of using light to print photography on textiles. She called it “The Lumi Process.” Later she went to California to study design at Art Center College for Design. Soon enough she was selling her shirts to boutiques on Melrose Avenue.
Now she’s selling DIY kits so everyone can make their own solar powered shirts at home. Each kit comes with Lumi’s Inkodye which develops in about 10 minutes on a sunny day. The Lumi Photo Printing Kits are available in stores like Urban Outfitters, Michael’s and JoAnn Fabrics.