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PROFILES - BUSINESS
22 Oct 2018

Smells Like Black Girl Magic - Halifax Duo Team Up On Vegan Perfume Line

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What began as a coffee date, turned into an instant friendship and then a perfume business. Edwina Govindsamy was new to Nova Scotia from New Brunswick, and her mother thought it would be a great idea for her to meet Ariel Gough, a co-worker who she thought had a lot in common with her daughter.

01 Oct 2018

Love Your Feet With KYSO

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Believe it or not, socks are a big market. Just ask Marisa Walcott, an experienced fashion buyer who used to work for Sears.

17 Sep 2018

African Inspired Activewear: A Design With You In Mind

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What started out as a search for the perfect leggings, opened a door to a journey Claudia Amoah never planned for. Already settled in her career as a fitness trainer, Amoah did not expect to add fashion designer to her resume.

02 Sep 2018

The Get Fresh Company Makes Its Mark On Queen West

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Jebril "Fresh" Jalloh is the CEO and founder of 'The Get Fresh Company'.  At age 15, he was hanging out with friends one day when he had a vision.

10 Aug 2018

Eco Designer's New Collection Inspired By Ghanaian Water Carriers

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Toronto based fashion designer Asia Clarke has made hundreds of jewelry pieces over the years, many of which have been featured in music videos, magazines and photo shoots.

01 Aug 2018

When Tech Meets Fete: Candice Dixon Has Mas Appeal

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Candice Dixon has always wanted more. More than a 9 to 5, or simply meeting the status quo. When asked about her foray into the fashion industry she laughingly admits she failed miserably when trying to please her Caribbean parents.

06 Jul 2018

Wearing What You Believe With GoVibly - Gospel Themed Goods

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Oluwaseun Oyeniran spends his days in the financial world, helping large banks fight fraud with the help of machine learning and artificial intelligence.

21 May 2018

The Game That's Taking Your Pre-Party Rituals To A Whole Other Level

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In one hand, you hold an auxiliary cord. In the other, your smartphone, queued to your “Fire” playlist. The two meet, and the party gets started. Sound familiar?

17 Feb 2018

Family Brings Grandfather’s Recipe Back To Life - Lands Major Sobeys Distribution Deal

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Neale’s Sweet n Nice ice cream is second to none when it comes to being an all natural, premium ice cream with no artificial ingredients.

25 Nov 2017

Love & Nudes Puts Women On Top With Own Your Tone Series

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When you think of the color nude, the first thing that usually comes to mind is something resembling a very light beige hue.

09 Nov 2017

A Conversation With The Women Behind Peel's Newest Funeral Home

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New Haven Funeral Centre is Peel Region’s first Christian black-owned funeral centre and they'll be opening their doors to the public with a two-day grand opening event on Veterans Day Saturday, November 11 from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Sunday, November 12 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm.

03 Sep 2017

Representation Matters, KIDS SWAG Makes It Easy

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With school re-opening this week, many parents hit the malls and online retailers to purchase everything from notebooks to backpacks to get their little ones ready for the school year.

01 Sep 2017

OMI Woods: The Sustainable Fashion Brand Rocking The Boat

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“I have to walk the walk if I’m talking the talk,” says Ashley Alexis McFarlane on the transformation of OMI Woods into an eco-friendly, sustainable special occasion brand. In May 2017, owner and creative director McFarlane showcased her “Into The Woods” collection at Fashion Takes Action, Design Forward’s Canadian Sustainable Fashion Award show, and came away as one of three finalists for the finale showcase in October 2017. OMI Woods has been on the scene quite a bit this year. If you attended the AfroChic TO Reloaded cultural event, not only would you have seen Amanda Parris of CBC Arts,…

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