Entrepreneur Moziah Bridges launched Mo’s Bows at the age of 9 — a fashion company based in Memphis with a mission to “make you look [and] feel good.”
The official shop features an assortment of colorful bowties, pocket squares and neckties. Originally taking orders on Facebook and Etsy, his hand-sewn tie business became so popular that his family got involved to help make them.
With the help of his mother, Tramica Morris, he has sold over $300,000 worth of bow ties and other men’s accessories.
When he appeared on Shark Tank, judge Daymond John urged him to not take an investment and instead, offered to be his mentor for free.
As noted by Business Insider, “In 1989 [Daymond John] declined an offer of $10,000 for 40% of his hat company; 10 years later, that hat company had grown into FUBU and was valued at $100 million.”
At the age of 12, Bridges had already accomplished running a $150,000 business. Moziah, now 15, is expanding his empire and scored a partnership with the NBA.
Forbes reported that “[t]he agreement, which was initiated by the league, grants Mo’s the rights to manufacture his products with the logos of NBA clubs, for distribution through the company’s online store as well as retail outlets.”
“My goal has always been to make Mo’s Bows a household name for kid entrepreneurship and men’s accessories,” says Bridges.
“Partnerships like this one will help me reach my goals of having a full clothing line by the time I graduate from college. It feels really good to know a major company like the NBA believes in me and my vision to shake up the world through fashion.”
For more information, visit the official site for Mo’s Bows