An Alabama-based flag manufacturer has seen a huge spike in sales of Confederate flags since last week’s violent protest in Charlottesville, Va., 100% Fed Up reports.
The company has benefited from the uptick in demand after the country’s major flag manufacturers stopped making the iconic rebel flags.
Retailers pulled the flags from their shelves following the mass shooting at a Charleston, S.C. Church by a white supremacist waving a Confederate flag. Nine people were killed in that incident.
Unfazed by these events, owner Belinda Kennedy started Alabama Flag & Banner two years ago to make Confederate flags in a small strip near downtown Huntsville.
It didn’t take long before Kennedy’s business boomed.
Her company became the go-to manufacturer for a long list of retailers across the United States for genuinely American-made Confederate flags. Online orders also surged.
After Charlottesville, Kennedy said she received over a hundred orders in one day. “By and large, I think people are afraid they may not be able to get it one day,” she said