Sunday 20 October, 2019

WATCH: Crop Over Corner pops up at the right time with diversity

Zoe talks V-cut Kandi stockings and Nude Barre in her Crop Over Corner.

Zoe talks V-cut Kandi stockings and Nude Barre in her Crop Over Corner.

Why would a small business in Barbados focus on stockings in a wide selection of shades and sizes?

"This is the base of representation and I think growing up when women couldn't find certain things for them they would think something is wrong with them. So just knowing that I can supply that makes me feel better." - Crop Over Courner owner Zoe Allamby.

As a past model in Miami and a mother of a toddler girl, Zoe knows what it feels like to not be represented as a woman of colour and it's not a feeling she wants other women, girls, or her daughter to experience if she can help.

That along with the fact that her parents used to sell stockings too in their own store, but in very limited colours, was the motivation behind Crop Over Corner.

This niche market filler operates only within the Crop Over season from May to August but there has been great interest expressed from persons attending other Caribbean Carnivals as well. Thus, Zoe has hinted at possible expansion, but for now, Barbados is still the focus.

Loop chatted with Zoe in her corner this week. See the video below:

 

 

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