It’s been a long time coming, but Moziah “Mo” Bridges is now officially in a league of his own.
The 15-year-old fashion entrepreneur from Memphis, Tennessee, recently inked a seven-figure licensing deal with the NBA. The partnership, which was initiated by the basketball league, gives Bridges’ necktie company, Mo’s Bows, the rights to manufacture and sell products that feature the logos of NBA teams, Forbes reports. The deal between the NBA and the well-dressed Tennessee teenager is on track to make over $6 billion in revenue this year alone. All that and he’s not even old enough to drive yet!
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“Moziah’s creativity and entrepreneurial spirit are an inspiration, and we are thrilled about the launch of the Mo’s Bows NBA Collection,” Lisa Piken Koper, NBA Vice President, Global Partnerships told Forbes. “We are always looking for ways to diversify our merchandise offerings and cater to our fashionable fan base, and couldn’t be more excited that fans will have a fun and unique way to show support for their favorite NBA teams.”
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Bridges founded Mo’s Bows when he was just 9 years old, but his bowties didn’t catch the eye of the nation until 2012, when he and his mother Tramica Morris appeared on Shark Tank. Since then, Mo’s Bows ties have landed on the shelves of luxury retailers across the country, including Neiman Marcus and Bloomingdales. His business (and fame) continued to grow, and in 2015 he was hired by ESPN to serve as a fashion correspondent for their NBA Draft telecast.
My goal has always been to make Mo’s Bows a household name for kid entrepreneurship and men's accessories,” Bridges told Forbes. “Partnerships like this one will help me reach my goals of having a full clothing line by the time I graduate from college. It feels really good to know a major company like the NBA believes in me and my vision to shake up the world through fashion.”
You go, Mo!
You can purchase Mo’s Bows NBA Collection on MosBowsMemphis.com.