What began as a way to accessorize the wardrobe soon became the international brand, Mo’s Bows. Moziah Bridges, Mo’s Bows’ CEO and founder, began sewing bow ties thanks to his grandmother's handy skills. He would soon convert the skill and idea into a multi-million dollar fashion company, barely in his 20s. Besides being a successful businessman, Moziah is a known philanthropist, committed to sharing his wealth and tips for excellence with the community. Here are some ways Mr. Bridges has been bettering the community.
The Road To Success
Many people will turn their heads and stay silent to listen to a teen making thousands of dollars from a functional bow tie-making company. Shark Tank's very own Daymond John was moved by Moziah Bridges’ commitment to succeeding in setting up his own company. Therefore, he took it upon himself to mentor the teenpreneur into the man he is currently.
Mo’s Bows sets itself apart from the competition by specializing in making handcrafted ties with beautiful prints. When paired well with a tidy suit, it provides an excellent look for casual and formal meets. The young entrepreneur established his company in his hometown, Memphis, Tennessee.
Since Mo’s Bows’ inception, Bridges has been able to sell his bow ties in various stores, including Etsy. Under the guidance of his mother, the company has scaled its production and operations to match demand and consequently grow steadily.
Launching The Foundation
Moziah Bridges has stated that he draws inspiration from powerful and successful public figures such as former President Barack Obama and Daymond John. Upon establishing Mo’s Bows, Mr. Bridges possessed idol status among other teens and kids.
Together with his long-term mentor and mother, Tramica Morris, Bridges decided to write a book to inspire other teens and kids. Therefore, they launched Mo’s Bows Foundation. The book aims to help mold kids with entrepreneurial ambitions like Moziah Bridges.
Giving Back Is A Tradition
Moziah Bridges’ mother taught the young entrepreneur to give back to the community. Although Mo aspires to do better in the future with his company, he has already created employment opportunities for hundreds in his local factory located in Bradford Springs, Tenn.
After his pitch at Shark Tank, Moziah made a great friend in Daymond John. Since then, he has been mentored to become a business mogul like the FUBU creator. Through Daymond, Mo managed to outsource part of his manufacturing operations to Robert Stewart Inc. This has indirectly created employment for more people interested in the handmaking craft.
Sponsoring Summer Camps
Mo’s Bows doesn't stop at employment and mentoring when exploring philanthropic efforts. Moziah Bridges launched the Go Mo Scholarship Fund to send kids to summer camp. The initiative caters to the kids' fees at the camp, and all meals are served. Moziah sets up an annual fundraising event where he sells a particular bow-tie design and channels all the money collected into the initiative. This thoughtful idea has managed to make a few smiles in Memphis.
A Mark In The Community
The Mo’s Bows CEO has made such a long-lasting impact on his society at a young age. It takes an upright upbringing to instill such principles and values in a child. As Moziah Bridges’ dreams keep growing, so do others around his society and those he empowers. Indeed, if you want to go fast, go alone. But if you want to go far, go together, like Mo.