According to 2016 stats, the nail industry grew to a record $7.47
billion; this include products and salons. All the more reason it was a
prime time for D.C.-based Kitiya Mischo King to relaunch her very own
nail polish line, Mischo Luxury Nail Lacquer.
For Penda Diakité, her fashion is her art. Diakité is a mixed-media
artist, designer, and filmmaker whose art is not only available for
sale, but is also on her fashion pieces. PendaWear is an urban/West
African ArtWear brand.
What is the common denominator in STEM and Animal Science? Dr. Turnera
Croom, founder and CEO of Vets In 3D, retired Army Veterinary Corps
Major, veterinarian and self-taught 3D printing expert, can answer
that. Croom is passionate about highlighting the different facets of her
field, so she’s launched a pilot program designed to introduce students to the STEM careers
involved with Veterinary medicine and 3D printing. Here, we speak with Croom about her work.
The luxury home goods market has been evolving lately and Harlem-based
entrepreneurs Valerie Wray and Joy Fennell were wise enough to tap into
it. Their joint venture, The 125 Collection, named after Harlem’s
legendary 125th Street, has become a celebrity favorite and a buzzed
about home décor line since its debut in November 2015. Here, these busy ladies talk to TNJ.com about their business experiences.
Fashion meets a social movement. This is one way to describe All Dem
Shades (ADS). Another is an entrepreneurial venture started by a young
business woman who wants to utilize her fashion talents while makes a
statement with cool, trendy clothing.
Antoine Wade, cousin of famous basketball star Dwyane Wade, has come up with a product idea whose time is well overdue.
He’s created a refillable deodorant that is not only eco-friendly but
fashionable. It’s called Switch Fresh, a brand of unisex deodorants that
allows you to refill the deodorant container when you’re finished with
the stick. To get the product up and running, Wade launched an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funds for the new venture.
Jacque Aye may be young, but she’s always had an entrepreneurial spirit.
While still a college student, Aye, then 21, was looking for a creative
way to make money, so she opened up her first online business, a vintage
boutique. Called “Shop Lioness,” the online boutique specializes in
vintage clothing--and it was a one-woman venture for Aye as she modeled,
photographed, listed and shipped products all on her own.
Candle sales in the U.S. are estimated at roughly $2.3 billion. So it’s not a
bad business to be in. Travel and lifestyle expert Teri Johnson found
this out when she founded the Harlem Candle Company in September 2014.