2021 Rising Star Award Nominee: Miatta Davies, MiattaZoe, Pawtucket, RI
Miatta offers a women's clothing line with African prints and vibrant colors in western style designs at MiattaZoe, her company based in Pawtucket, RI. She started her business because she wanted to utilize the skills she learned from her mother and the URI Masters Seamstress program to help sustain her family.
Miatta first came to CWE for our Business Planning Course after being encouraged by friends and family. Through the program she was able to gain the necessary foundational information, support, and confidence to launch her clothing line. Miatta just recently launched her business in March of 2021. This is a family run business with a local shop at Hope Artist Village in Pawtucket, RI and an online store. In the future, Miatta hopes to hire staff and potentially a manufacturing company to help produce her ready-to-wear line. She hopes to have a brick-and-mortar store to display her designs. She also hopes to have some international sales in the future.