Driven By Passion: Harlem Designer Runs Fashion Business Out Of Truck

Driven By Passion: Harlem Designer Runs Fashion Business Out Of Truck

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The endearing nature of being on the come up, can really inspire creative business ideas. Harlem based designer, Nneka Green-Ingram is a city bus driver who ingeniously started a accessory fashion line out of a former snack truck. “Location is everything,” the 36-year-old told DNAinfo.

Located on 125th Street between Lenox Avenue and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, she sold metal shelves that held chips in the truck to finance a total renovation. Now, the vehicle holds her precious designs. From necklaces to eyeglasses, hand bags and rings all her pieces have an eclectic, Afrocentric feel ranging in price from $5 to $35.

“I love to see a woman look and feel good. That makes me feel good.” She talked with the publication about her growing clientele and challenges.

Read more about her journey from the military to the fashion world, here.

And see a few of our favorite pieces from her, below.

Celebrity fashionBronze Swirl Stud Earrings, $12

Celebrity fashion2Versace inspired SilverChain, $35

Celebrity fashion3Black Rhinestone Watch, $20

Celebrity fashion4Gold And Brown Tiger Bracelet And Ring Connected, $30

Celebrity fashion5Ankh Earrings, $10


-Danielle Kwateng

  • Ladiistarz

    Loveeeeee the tiger bracelet/ring! Very innovative & I can see myself wearing it! Keep up the creativity 😉