A Blooming new entrepreneur with a bold vision.
Firooz Mamia, CEO and Founder of Blooming & Co. Is a lifestyle entrepreneur and visionary fashion designer. Her goal is to make fashionable, trendy, and affordable clothing available for everyone. “Blooming & Co. is my platform to make that vision come true”- Mamia.
I have always been interested in fashion. As a kid, I grew up with a love and appreciation for clothes. I would spend hours making my own clothes, and in school my teachers always noticed I had very advanced design abilities. They encouraged me to follow my gift, and this idea stuck in the back of my mind for years.
I decided to start Blooming & Co. because I was inspired by other young entrepreneurs, and I always knew I wanted to follow my heart into the industry. I just had to make the leap.
“Passion and ambition — two of the biggest keys to being a successful entrepreneur — and she had both” -Sultan Moni, CEO of Zatiq.
Right now Blooming & Co. features my hand-picked clothing selections from industry flyers. I sort through thousands of articles to get the best clothes and deals. Down the road, I will eventually bring some of my own designs to life and feature them in Blooming & Co.’s clothing line. My goal for the next five years is to make my business an internationally recognized brand with multiple locations throughout the world.
A few months ago my business was endorsed and received support from Sultan Moni, Co-Founder and CEO of Zatiq. Sultan said, “I always love listening to young entrepreneurs and — two of the biggest keys to being a successful entrepreneur is passion and ambition— and she had both.”
To be honest, it’s both exciting and nerve-wracking to make the jump of turning your hobby into your job. It’s my first time starting a business, and I’m being careful to do everything right. Every day I take the nervous excitement I feel and channel it into long hours at Blooming & Co. The work doesn’t stress me out. It makes me happy, and I’m doing what I love, so it doesn’t feel like too much. Fashion is my passion.
If I were to give advice to 15-year-old me, I would tell myself to start turning my love for fashion into a job right away. Age is just a number. Start right away and don’t wait. Follow your interests, do what makes you happy, and find a way to make money from it. Make the plunge — it’s refreshing.
“Fashion is my passion”
I can’t wait until Blooming & Co.’s big official launch this Christmas. We’re revealing an extensive Christmas line and Winter Collection. Right now I’m gathering clothes, talking to designers and suppliers, and getting everything ready for the Christmas launch. It’s exhilarating to think that my business will be open next month!
CEO and Founder of Blooming & Co.