Growing up, Aminata Kane, MBA ’13, listened to her mother’s advice. Her mother, an entrepreneur, encouraged Kane to follow her passion, take risks, and start her own company. Kane knew that MIT Sloan would be the best place to launch Fula & Style an African, urban-chic clothing company that uses vibrant colors and prints in its designs.
Kane devised the idea over January break and developed the company over the summer. Her goal is not only to make great fitting clothes for the people in her country of origin, Senegal, West Africa, but to also create jobs, and have a positive social impact on the African continent. Fula & Style clothes are stylish, affordable, and can easily be fitted to any woman, regardless of her body shape. Its new product, to be available soon, is a semi-sewn version of the company’s best-selling clothing, so the client can take them to a local tailor for the perfect height and hips fit. Read more about Aminata in News@MITSloan.