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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.

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

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

    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?

    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.

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

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