Teenage entrepreneurs take on fashion world
Merdies Hayes Editor In Chief | 12/13/2017, midnight
Essynce Moore and Moziah Bridges, a pair of 15-year-old Black entrepreneurs, are leading by example. Moore started her business at the age of 10 and is owner of Essynce Couture, LLC based in Hillside, NJ. She’s an entrepreneur, actress, motivational speaker, fashion designer/stylist and author.
Bridges, on the other hand, started his business at age 9 and is the president and creative director of Mo’s Bows based in Memphis, Tenn. His company, which was featured on ABC’s Shark Tank, produces handmade bowties and on a mission is to make men look and feel their best.
In addition to running their companies, Moore and Bridges travel around the country to teach, inspire, and empower other youth about entrepreneurship. Both of them also do a lot of motivational speaking at various schools, conferences, workshops, and more.
Both say that they would like to help more young ones to be financially prepared for the world after elementary, middle, and/or high school.
They also want to encourage more young people to start a business, travel, be positive role models to other children, and live life unapologetically with integrity.
These young protégés and trendsetters are definitely whom your children should become familiar with. They’re precocious and living by example in a positive light. However, in their spare time they still manage to do fun teenage activities, such as hanging with their friends, going to the malls, roller skating, and so much more. Let’s not forget to mention their unique clothing styles.
Moore says she would like to broaden her horizons, and also speak internationally. Bridges said he would one day like to expand his business to also include women’s clothing. She began designing clothes at the age of 6 with “just for fun doodles” in her school binder and notepads. Her passion was and still is, to find her own style, to share her creative upscale clothing ideas and styles with youth around the world, and to encourage reading. Moore is a “teen” that has turned her passion into a business in 2013. When she graduates high school, she wants to either travel the world for one year to consider college or attend a performing arts school.
Bridges started his company because he needed an accessory to help him look sharp, but didn’t see anything out there that fit his style or personality. So, with the help of his granny, he started making his own bow ties. His dream is to become a fashion mogul. When he graduates high school in 2020, he plans to go to college and study fashion design.
You can follow both teens on Facebook or Instagram.