Nekala Alexander of Atlanta Black Star is reporting Moziah Bridges, 13, has built a successful business which has produced $200,000 in sales with his bow tie business. She writes:
“His name is Moziah Bridges and he is the CEO of Mo’s Bows. The teenage fashion designer started his company in 2011 at the tender age of nine when he asked his grandmother to teach him how to sew. He took her scraps of fabric and began making unique bow ties. Not long after, Mo’s Bows began selling to local stores and online.
On his website Bridges explains his passion for making bow ties saying, ‘I like to wear bow ties because they make me look good and feel good. Designing a colorful bow tie is just part of my vision to make the world a fun and happier place.’
And as his vision is becoming actualized, the Memphis native went a step further into philanthropy. ‘I made this bow tie called the Go Mo! Scholarship Bow Tie and 100 percent of the proceeds go to help kids go to summer camp because I feel like it’s good to help the community and that’s what I’m doing,’ Bridges said.
Bridges appeared on Shark Tank in 2014 to pitch Mo’s Bows to potential investors. He had to choose between accepting $50,000 for his innovative idea while sharing royalties with Kevin O’Leary, or have John as a mentor. The young businessman chose John’s influence over money, and so far the decision has proven to be a wise one.”
Bridges leads a staff of five people.
Read more about this dynamic teen at Atlanta Black Star.