We had the good fortune of connecting with Tim Fulton and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Tim, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My thought process was to do something I felt could help make a difference in people’s lives as well as have something to pass down to my family one day.
Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
Mahogany Clothing Co. is a women’s online clothing store. We provide the latest dresses, sets, athletic wear, and accessories on the market. I founded the company after many shopping trips for birthdays, Christmas presents, etc. It was then, where I noticed there was a market for affordable but trendy clothing for Black Women. There are brands in this lane, but compared to the purchasing numbers there isn’t enough spotlight on affordable, trendy, clothing for Black Women. Was it easy, you ask? No not at all, I spent hours of research and development on what materials would work. what products provide the best support, the website, social media accounts, marketing, you name it. It’s like there wasn’t enough time in the day, and it still seems that way at times honestly. I can say for all new entrepreneurs, definitely build a “To Do” list and a daily schedule, and live by it. It will be your saving grace when it comes to staying on task and reminding you when you forget. One huge lesson I learned in the Fashion Industry is you get what you pay for. Going cheap is not the way to go if you want to meet demand on time and build a solid customer base. It isn’t just enough to buy expensive materials, you’ll definitely want to get a feel for it so definitely order samples. Don’t cut corners on your business just to save money it will cost you in the long run.
I want the world to know that Mahogany Clothing Co. is here to stay and we’re coming Straight Outta the ATL!!!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
I would first I would have them meet me for Sunday Brunch at Plant Based Pizzeria then ride down to Centennial Park let them scope out the park and the Olympic monuments. Then take a tour of the Georgia Aquarium. From there go a little east and have a taste of Ethiopian at Feedel Bistro for lunch and from there head to the Marta Lindbergh station and ride the train to go check out a Hawks Game downtown. Visit the Slutty Vegan for dinner afterwards.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to thank Briana Kempson, my Fiance for her love and support