A refreshing story was recently reported in the Huffington Post. Moziah, who goes by Mo, had been sewing his own ties since his grandmother bought him a sewing machine at age 9. Soon, Mo had created dozens of bow tie styles using vintage fabric, attracting attention from family and friends. With their encouragement, he launched Mo’s Bows. Now, at age 11, Mo sells his ties online and at boutiques in Tennessee, South Carolina and Texas — when he’s not at school.
When you look at the short but potential-packed career of Moziah Bridges, one gets the impression that this is a young man in a hurry. The Memphis, Tennessee-based youth is carving a place in the fashion world for himself one bow tie at a time. Go Mo!
His product ideas rose out of a lack he saw on the market. “I really was a young dapper man and I couldn’t find any other bow ties that I really like,” he told Fox News. “ So I wanted to start my own business making bow ties.”
“You don’t have to wait until you’re older,” his mother Tramica Morris said. “If you have adream and you have a passion, we say go for it.”
Bridges chooses the fabrics for his creations himself and is quite particular about the styles. His pieces range from relatively traditional polka-dots and stripes to multi-colored paisley and sports team-themed ties. He has earned over $30,000 thus far with his one-man (one-boy) business, selling on his own Etsy page shopmosbows.
It was hard for me to pick a favorite but I love the music themed bow tie.