You could say 12-year-old Moziah Bridges has a flair for fashion…but it’s more than that. The Memphis, Tennessee businessman started to hone in on his sense of style and knack for dressing up at the ripe age of 9. But what he loved most were bow ties. The problem was that he felt that none of his neck accessories captured his young spirit. The obvious next step for Moziah, being a natural-born innovator, was to create his own. So, he asked his grandmother to teach him how to sew and as a result, Mo’s Bows was given to the world.
12-year-old CEO of Mo’s Bows, Moziah Bridges [via Mo’s Bows]
Mo’s Bows original creations [via Memphis Flyer]
Moziah and a group of models wearing his original designs [via Mo’s Bows]
Using scrap fabric, Moziah began making and selling his own original and “age appropriate” bow ties. When discussing his creativity and inspiration, Moziah says that “designing a colorful bow tie is just part of my vision to make the world a fun and happier place.”
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The Mo’s Bows website is seriously adorable and the company has now expanded, adding pocket squares and t-shirts to its collection. There’s even a quite informative graphic included with every purchase, which shows exactly how to properly tie a Mo’s Bow….definitely something that men of all ages can learn from. Another special feature of Mo’s Bows is its addition of breast cancer awareness ties, as the company has decided to give a portion of the proceeds to the Wings Cancer Foundation.
Moziah and his mom during their visit to “Shark Tank” [via Extrapreneurial]
Moziah has been featured on ABC’s “Shark Tank,” numerous news reports, and the total profit from his lucrative business amounts to $165,000 so far. But he’s not going anywhere. The designer creates his designs out of his home with the help of five seamstresses and he owes all of his success to his grandmother, because, as Moziah says, “she pushes me to be the best.”
Moziah and his inspiration, his granny [via Mo’s Bows Blog]
This past summer, Moziah sold his Go Mo bow tie and raised $1,600 to donate to Glenview Summer Camp, a camp which he previously attended. That money was able to cover the camp costs for 10 kids, and this is a gesture Moziah hopes to make an annual tradition.
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Moziah’s next venture is a holiday collection with famed designer Cole Haan. This kid certainly has big things ahead!