Shambrica Washington or the rise of a creative director leader: Shaye- The Creative Director and Founder of Tiny Toes and Tiaras, took her love and passion for fashion and turned it into her own brand. Shambrica Washington grew up in Ferriday, Louisiana where she learned sewing techniques and developed a keen eye for fashion at a pretty young age. Shaye moved to Colorado in her late teen years where her love for fashion further developed. She entered into the military and retired so that she could pursue her dream of opening a Luxury Children’s Boutique, which she did in 2011. This is where the dream of Piccoli Couture would be birthed and curated. Find more details at Shambrica Washington.
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Consider seeking out a Black-owned bank or credit union for your deposit accounts, credit cards and loans. It’s an official designation: The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp, or FDIC, classifies these financial institutions as Minority Depository Institutions (MDIs). To meet the criteria, minority ownership needs to be at least 51 percent or the majority of board members is composed of minority members. The financial institution also is required to serve a predominantly minority community base. People of all races can use MDIs. By doing so, you help these businesses survive so they can provide valuable services to the community. If no MDI with a physical location is close to you, check out their digital banking services. As a customer, you can show your solidarity with people who have had discriminatory experiences, both historically and currently, with lenders.
Despite the challenges, many Black-owned businesses in the U.S. continue to grow. Between February 2020 and August 2021, Black-owned businesses increased by 38 percent, a study by Merchant Maverick found, even as the number of white and Asian-owned businesses dropped slightly. MerchantMaverick.com’s “Top States for Black-Owned Businesses in 2022” report found the pandemic had created opportunities for Black entrepreneurs, particularly in Mid-Atlantic and Southern states: Virginia, Maryland and Delaware ranking in the top five states for Black entrepreneurs. All have a sizable Black populations, and local government and private initiatives to foster Black-owned businesses. Southern states also dominated the top 10.
Tiny Toes and Tiaras, a 100% Black-owned upscale online children’s boutique, introduces a new handmade couture sleeper for babies, the Nestie. Available in many beautiful patterns, the baby mat or bassinet can be converted for sleep time, nap time, tummy time, co-sleeping, and floor play. With Nestie, babies not only dress in the best styles, but they also sleep in style.
“Fashionable baby items do not have to be limited to just clothes,” said Shambrica Washington, Owner of Tiny Toes and Tiaras. “We’re changing the luxury baby goods game with our new baby mat, the Nestie.”
The made-to-order Nestie may be customized in different colors, or ordered in one of the pre-designed combinations of fabric patterns. The multi-use sleeper is reversible, trimmed in beautiful lace, and comes with cute decorative pillows.
The Nestie and other special items from Tiny Toes and Tiaras may be browsed from the comfort of one’s home, and promptly delivered worldwide. The boutique offers coordinating outfits available for portraits, holidays, weddings or other special occasions and includes hard-to-find details. Its unique flower girl dresses have been featured in Brides Magazine UK London.
Tiny Toes and Tiaras will officially release and showcase the Nestie at the Children’s Club tradeshow in early August with Barney’s New York, Neiman and Marcus, Sak’s Fifth Avenue, and many more major retail buyers in attendance.