Ghanaian Mabel Suglo, 21, founded a company that employs disabled people to manufacture shoes from tyres and recycled materials
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Ghanaian Mabel Suglo, 21, founded a company that employs disabled people to manufacture shoes from tyres and recycled materials

MEET MABEL Suglo the 21-year-old social entrepreneur behind EcoShoes, a company that employs people with disabilities to manufacture shoes and accessories from discarded tyres and recycled materials. Mabel, from Kumasi in Ghana, founded the company in 2013 when she was just 19, and two years later has been named the 2015 second runner up of … Continue reading

Rihanna to collaborate with Chopard on high-end collection to be unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival
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Rihanna to collaborate with Chopard on high-end collection to be unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival

RIHANNA WILL collaborate with Chopard on a high-end jewellery collection to be unveiled at the annual Cannes Film Festival. The Diamonds singer, who regularly wears Chopard jewellery on the red carpet, has teamed up with the brand on a nine-piece capsule collection of fine jewellery as well as one-of-a-kind High Jewellery creations which will be … Continue reading

Khareem Oliver, an 18-year-old animal rescue volunteer, has created an app that reunites lost pets with their owners
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Khareem Oliver, an 18-year-old animal rescue volunteer, has created an app that reunites lost pets with their owners

AS AN animal-rescue volunteer, Khareem Oliver knows all too well about reuniting lost pets with their owners. For the past ten years, the 18-year-old has noted that many pets do not have the necessary identification that would be useful in contacting their owners. In 2015, Khareem created Find and Found, an app that attempts to … Continue reading

Meet the beauty mogul who started her business in her parents’ garden shed and is now stocked in Topshop
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Meet the beauty mogul who started her business in her parents’ garden shed and is now stocked in Topshop

FLORENCE ADEPOJU is a woman on a mission to change the beauty industry once face at a time. Her frustration at not being able to find colours that suited her sparked the creation of MDM Flow, which keeps women of colour at the top of its agenda. Now, three years after launching the brand, which … Continue reading

Founder of  luxury tights business for women of all shades launches nail varnish range in bid to continue redefinition of nude
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Founder of luxury tights business for women of all shades launches nail varnish range in bid to continue redefinition of nude

THE FOUNDER of a company that provides luxury tights for women of all shades has announced the launch of a nail varnish range to cater to a variety of skin tones. Bianca Miller-Cole, the entrepreneur behind Bianca Miller London, says the new addition to her growing empire comes after feedback from her customers. “Our customers … Continue reading

Meet Amaya Diggins: The 10-year-old founder of company that creates hijabs specifically for teens and tweens
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Meet Amaya Diggins: The 10-year-old founder of company that creates hijabs specifically for teens and tweens

MEET AMAYA Diggins, the 10-year-old founder of Hijabi Fits, a company that creates hijabs specifically for teens and tweens. When Amaya started wearing hijab last summer, her mother bought her some new scarves but Amaya didn’t like any of them. She felt that they were too big, too long, too heavy, or too stuffy because they … Continue reading

From Harvard Business School classmates to CEOs: This enterprising duo created a line of nude lipsticks for women of colour
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From Harvard Business School classmates to CEOs: This enterprising duo created a line of nude lipsticks for women of colour

TWO YEARS ago Harvard Business School classmates Kristen “KJ” Miller and Amanda E. Johnson put their heads together and filled a hole in the cosmetics industry. They created Mented, short for pigmented, a range of nude lipstick shades for women of colour. Both women recall frustrating experiences while shopping for nude lipsticks and being handed … Continue reading