Tabia Charles-Collins took her passion as an athlete and turned it into her now fashionable career!
Can you please tell us more about who is Mrs. Tabia Charles-Collins?
Tabia Charles-Collins is a wife, mother, and entrepreneur living out my goals and dreams. I want to do the things I love and live a life that I’ve actually chosen for myself.
When did you know that you wanted to become an athletic, especially an Olympic athletic?
I knew I wanted to be an athlete ever since I was a child. I use to watch sports with my dad when I was younger and I knew I wanted the opportunity to showcase my skills and talents one day as a great athlete at a big event.
After the unfortunate injury and departing from your corporate job, what sparked your desire to start a fashion line?
I have always loved fashion and while on maternity leave, I wanted to take a chance on myself and do something I love doing. I wanted a new challenge on my own passion project.
Being a soon to be mother of two children and wife, how do you maintain a balance?
I am always trying to maintain and master balance. To be honest, there are times when I feel like things are in chaos but I always find the time to prioritize my family, friends and doing the things that make me happy.
What lead you to the patterns for your line?
Although I am in the process of expanding my variety of colors and patterns when I first launched my line, I wanted it to offer a bold statement. I utilize many Ankara prints that are loud, unique, and colors that truly stand out.
You have both a men and women’s line, was it difficult to find a creative balance for both with the designs and style did use?
The majority of my line is catered to women, but I decided to create a unisex bomber that both men and women would enjoy. I have been working on some men’s pieces that I would love to launch someday, but I will admit designing for men has been a little more challenging for me, however, I will take the time to perfect the clothing and offer quality pieces for men.
Where can people find your fashion and purchase?
They can purchase my pieces on the Anisah By Tabia Charles website.
Being the true athletic and superwoman that you are, you also have partnered with you husband Mr. Dennison Collins with an athletic training company can you tell us more about that?
Yes! This is our baby that we’ve developed together, and it’s been such a great journey thus far. We currently have an elite training athletic training program for youth called, Team Collins Training and we are hoping to add a mentoring aspect to that as well.
What do you have coming up next to add to your amazing list?
Coming up next I am preparing for a TedX Talk where I will have the opportunity to speak on issues pertaining to the effects of misrepresentation amongst black people and minorities.
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