WHAT’S YOUR NAME?
Mixed Up Clothing
TELL US ABOUT YOUR BUSINESS AND WHY YOU STARTED IT?
As an AfroLatina mom of 4 married to my Korean husband, I wanted my children to see their rich cultural heritage in their everyday life. Whether it’s books, movies, toys, dolls and events, I made sure to surround them with reflections of their cultural reality. When I couldn’t find clothing for them, I designed and sewed them myself.
Mixed Up Clothing is about showcasing cultural diversity and inclusion. It’s about a movement and giving a voice to one of the fastest-growing communities yet is still underrepresented.
WHAT DO YOU SELL?
Children’s apparel that highlights beautiful fabrics from all over the world and turn them into fun, trendy, every day outfits
WHO IS YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE?
Multicultural parents and families
WHAT 3 PROFESSIONAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS ARE YOU MOST PROUD OF?
Cashing out my 401k in a steady career of 15 years as a critical care RN to pursue my life’s mission amplifying
the voice of the multicultural community
Finding success and getting nationwide media attention from NBC’s Today show, Latina Magazine, Fox TV’s The Real daytime, NPR, and Parent Magazine to name a few
Running into children wearing your clothing line and having them make such goal-affirming comments like “I love seeing my culture on the clothes I wear” or “I love this skirt and learning about the fabric and country it comes from”
WHAT MAKES YOUR BUSINESS STORY UNIQUE?
We’re unique because we are more than clothes and fashion. Mixed Up Clothing is about having children celebrate who they are. It’s about showing a beautiful range of diverse children of all abilities, body types and hair textures. We are living with intention and putting out in the world, what we would like to see and promote which is kindness and compassion of other cultures we share this beautifully mixed up world with.
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