Everyone is talking about the 11-year-old entrepreneur from Memphis, TN with a classic style and “dapper” taste in fashion! CEI client, Moziah Bridges, is making a huge mark in the fashion industry with his bow tie business, Mo’s Bows! He has been featured in a number of national publications and television shows displaying his unique bow ties and passion for fashion.
Mo’s Bows was created in 2011 when Mo was only 9-years-old. In 2012 Mo’s Bows was introduced to the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation where Mo and his mom, Tramica Morris, were assisted with business plans and marketing materials by CEI interns to help expand Mo’s Bows. The bow tie business was also provided with many connections in the CEI to partner with local boutiques and business owners like Kindred Spirit Style, Juliet’s Pocket Squares, and So Giv. With his ambition, sparkling personality, and assistance from the CEI, Moziah was well on his way with a business that would soon change his life!
Mo’s Bows has grown dramatically since his relationship started with the CEI! Mo was a guest on the Steve Harvey Show last year where he convinced show host and comedian, Steve Harvey, to switch from neck ties to bow ties with the sales pitch, “Bow ties make you look good and they make you feel good!”
He was also interviewed on Fox News where he explained what drove him to create his own bow ties was the lack of fun, uniquely designed bow ties that appealed to young men, like him. Mo was also featured this month in Forbes, GQ, The Huffington Post, and in Oprah’s magazine as number 32 on the 50 Things That Will Make You Say Wow list!
Even with so much success, Mo still shows that he cares about his community through Mo’s Bows with his GO MO! Scholarship Bow Tie! 100 percent of the proceeds from this bow tie go toward helping kids attend summer camp.
Mo is a living example that no matter what age you are, you can live your dream! “You don’t have to wait until you’re older,” Tramica, Mo’s Mother, told Fox News during an interview. “If you have a dream and you have a passion, we say go for it.”
Mo isn’t worried about his age. He compares himself to another familiar designer that got his start at a young age, “ Ralph Lauren started selling neck ties when he was 10-years-old so I think I can be real famous like him so I will keep my business going all the way until I get older.”
The CEI is so proud of you, Mo! We are so excited about all of your success. Your future is so bright and we can’t wait to see what other brilliant things you have in store for the fashion world! You Go, Mo!