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Several years ago, TheBlackHomeSchool.com first covered the story of Mosiah Bridges (pictured left). Back then, Bridges was making national headlines for being an 11-year-old entrepreneur who founded his own bow tie brand called “Mo’s Bows.”
He even appeared on the TODAY Show and was interviewed by co-host Lester Holt. Holt called Bridges a “precocious, well-dressed, and very talented” young boy. Nowadays, the 15-year-old is making national headlines again for yet another amazing accomplishment.
According to CBS News This Morning, Bridges has signed a sponsorship deal with the NBA worth seven figures. As part of the deal, Bridges has been authorized by the league to use its logo in the process of branding, marketing, and distributing his signature collection of bow ties.
This should be a booming business venture as many NBA players regularly and publicly show their taste for high-end fashion. Tramica Morris (pictured right) is Bridges’ mother and business manager. Morris has been very active in organizing the success of the Mo’s Bows fashion empire.
She told CBS News that she is very proud of her son and is deeply moved by what he has been able to achieve under her guidance. “It feels really good. What’s even more important to me is that he’s defying the odds of what a fashion designer looks like,” Morris said in her exclusive CBS News interview.
“He’s been in Nieman Marcus and in Bloomingdale’s with all these designers who are older white men. Mo, a young African-American man from Memphis, Tennessee, is doing amazing things at 15 years old,” Morris also said in her interview.
Bridges began starting his bow tie business when he was just nine years of age. He credits his grandmother with helping him to hone his skills as a clothier. “I had my grandmom, and she helped me sew, and she helped me sew my first bow tie. And I’m so thankful,” Bridges told CBS News.