Sustainable Social Enterprise
Have you ever realized you can have a lot in common with someone living in a completely different culture than you? That’s what I have realized while finding artists for Wildflower Enterprises. This is also why I have connected with the Bahamas. I am really excited to introduce you to another Wildflower Bahamian artist Sharmaine Knowles! I first met Sharmaine in June at Freeport Methodist Church. Wildflower Enterprises’ will be working with Sharmaine build clientele for her designs.
We are highlighting a few of her designs on our site! What we have in common is that Sharmaine’s designs are one of a kind and all tell a story. She tells stories through graphic design work. Now I’ll let Sharmaine tell her story! Here it is! Take notice of some of her inspirational quotes! This woman is good with words! -Kacie
“What is the one thing we all share in common? Children, Parents, Celebrities even Presidents and Prime Ministers do it. They all wear Tee Shirt. Whether you choose to it dress it up with a blazer or just wear it plain with jeans, it doesn't matter.” -Sharmaine
HUGaNUG LRS represents, Love, Royalty and Strength. Every design tells a story.
The birth of my business came about as a result of me listening to a local radio station when House of Assembly was in session. The cabinet members would from time to time use catchy phrases when speaking in Parliament. One day I said to my husband how cool it would be to put those phrases on a tee shirt. Right then sitting in my husband company truck, I began writing some phrases down and of course some were horrible but, one day my husband went through my book. He told me that some of the phrases were really funny and that I should pursue the business. Six years later, HUGANUG LRS was realized.
"Each day my kids and I would say failure is not an option.
I stop making excuses and just began doing something.”
My story is quite simple. My inspiration started from a political standpoint a few years ago. But when I had my last child, the passion for telling my story through design became more evident. Every design expresses life experience as a stay at home mom, wife and Christian. The foundation for every design is to inspire young women from the age of 16-45. Whether single or married, I try to keep my designs transparent so people would be able to relate to what I am conveying. My designs are mostly spiritual base, along with inspiration and culture. The designs are available for sale through teesprings until I build up clientele. (So as Wildflower is helping her build clientele!)
We as women should inspire other women without bias because of race or even status. That is what I say to people when we talk. My you continue to succeed at your business.
Kacie G. Hopkins
Living life to inspire women and be an advocate for women's rights.