Weston Teen’s Business Combines Fashion And Philanthropy – CBS Miami

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Combining trend sense with philanthropy, a Weston teenager has began a enterprise that rings true to her spirit.

Stefania Rivas has at all times been been all for trend, but it surely took the pandemic lockdown to gentle the artistic spark on this senior at Cypress Bay Excessive Faculty.

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“I’ll go on Pinterest day-after-day and I’ll discover one thing I take pleasure in and discover some inspiration,” Rivas stated.

“I used to be on the lookout for a solution to discover a sense of function. I really feel like all of us have been simply blended up within the feelings and not likely understanding what to do. I joined this group known as Amigos Worldwide and I used to be surrounded by younger leaders from all throughout the US. It was all on Zoom and the premise of this system was to discover a neighborhood influence that you possibly can do for your self.,” stated Rivas.

That’s how Rivas realized of the rise in home violence.

“I discovered [out about the] correlation between the pandemic and ladies within the South Florida neighborhood. The extra ladies that have been locked up inside, the extra have been uncovered to violence and home abuse from their important others. And that was an issue that I simply didn’t sit proper with. I began my enterprise Tame and Deal with, which is to tame the violence and deal with the struggling the ladies are enduring,” stated Rivas.

Stefania Rivas rings. (CBS4)

She designed, created, and offered resin made-to-order rings, and donated roughly a 3rd of the earnings to the Girls’s Fund of Miami-Dade, a corporation preventing home abuse and human trafficking.

There may be additionally a sustainability element.

“I work with recycled resin and classic charms.”

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She first was making them in her bed room, then moved to a house studio. It’s concerning the dimension of a powder room, with partitions lined in enjoyable colourful graffiti by her buddies.

She confirmed the method of constructing the rings, combining creativeness and a few chemistry.

“I simply begin off by placing Resolution B, after which add Resolution A (the accomplice in crime), she stated, including the colour after which mixing it up.”

From there, she poured the answer in a mould for every ring dimension and waits for it to set. These colourful, wearable artwork are offered at a value for her friends starting from $15-$25. Her start-up launched like many others.

“I began off with only a social media account. Then, I bought very all for selling them and sending them to influencers, that was most likely some of the thrilling elements. I despatched my rings off to Mackenzie Ziegler. She is a former actuality dancer from Dance Mothers and I might watch her once I was a 10-year-old lady,” she stated.

Stefania Rivas (CBS4)

The publicity labored and has she saved busy. She has remodeled 450 rings thus far.

A part of that is simply making her pleased to make others smile, to offer again, and be taught loads about what sort of an entrepreneur she desires to be.

She does plan to review enterprise in school.

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“Right this moment it’s rings, perhaps tomorrow it is going to be boots or the subsequent day it is going to be a pair of earrings! That sense of creativity and innovation conjures up me.”

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