Well known fashion brands and designers are slowly including plus size fashion options. It seems the fashion industry has finally realized that there are full figured women that want stylish clothing.
One plus size fashion brand that already understands the importance of representation and is reppin’ for these women is Maria Paulina. We chatted with founder, Ana Lombo to learn about her business and her thoughts on the plus size fashion industry.
SB: What inspired you to start Maria Paulina?
AI: About 6 years ago I was getting married and I wanted to wear something that was representative of my Angolan heritage to my rehearsal dinner. I wanted to honor the two strong women that I descended from, my grandmothers Maria and Paulina, by wearing prints that they wore.
SB: What have been the most challenging and most fulfilling experiences of your entrepreneurial journey so far?
SB: What do you think is the most common misconception about plus-size women?
SB: What are your thoughts of the lack of representation of plus size women in the fashion/modeling industry?
SB: If you could wake up tomorrow with any business skill, what would it be?
SB: Where do you see your business in 5 years?
SB: What advice do you have for aspiring entrepreneurs?
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