Client Profile: Breanna Moore, LaBre
Breanna Moore is the owner and designer behind LaBré, a unique and stylish collection of affordable men’s and women’s apparel, jewelry and accessories that blends modern fashion design with traditional Ghanaian Ankara fabric and Kente cloth. LaBré was born when Breanna, then a student at the University of Pennsylvania, was studying abroad in Ghana and fell in love with Ankara wax print fabric and Kente cloth. Shortly after graduation, Breanna began working on her first clothing designs with the intention of opening an online boutique.
Breanna recently finalized the designs for LaBré’s 2016 summer line and has sourced Ghanaian textile manufacturers and seamstresses to make the apparel. With the launch of LaBré’s new website and the opportunity to participate in summer fashion pop-up shops around Philly, Breanna was in need of financing to build up her summer inventory. Entrepreneur Works Fund offered LaBré a vendor loan to help with the upfront costs of manufacturing LaBré’s summer inventory.
LaBré also seeks to have a positive impact beyond men’s and women’s closets. LaBré provides Ghanaian fashion designers, tailors, and seamstresses access and exposure to the international market, creating economic opportunity as all of LaBré’s items are created by Ghanaian artists. Additionally, 10% of LaBré’s quarterly profits will go to Tarkwa Breman Community Alliance in Tarkwa Breman, Ghana. Tarkwa Breman Community Alliance is a community-driven non-profit organization focusing on health equity as a solution to poverty by means of a girl’s school, community hospital, and sustainable community farm.
Stay tuned for the launch of LaBré’s 2016 summer line at www.shoplabre.com