We had the good fortune of connecting with Mommy to 3KAA and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Mommy to 3KAA, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
I have 3 children and they all suffer from eczema. Any lotion or moisturizer I used would either spark a flare up or wouldn’t have enough moisture to last them through the day. I started doing research on all natural remedies for moisturizing the skin and hair.
One day my oldest son Kayden was watching tv and said I want to meet Ryan and have my products in stores like him. That conversation was the beginning of 3KAA.
Please tell us more about your work. We’d love to hear what sets you apart from others, what you are most proud of or excited about. How did you get to where you are today professionally. Was it easy? If not, how did you overcome the challenges? What are the lessons you’ve learned along the way. What do you want the world to know about you or your brand and story?
3KAA is a natural product line tailored for children but can be used by all ages. We take pride in producing non chemical, all natural products.
In the beginning we had a problem with gaining new sales. People were hesitant with supporting 3KAA because we were new on the scene and they wanted to know who we are and what we stand for. Marketing, prayer, trial and error, is what has lead us to this point. It has not always been easy, but we continue to make strides in the right direction.
We’ve learned to market consistently. Someone is watching even though they may not support you at the moment. Be consistent with promoting your Brand and never give up when trials arise.
We want the world to know that 3KAA specializes in non chemical all natural
products. Safe for all ages!! Products are handcrafted in small batches and sealed with love from our family to yours. You can shop with the confidence knowing every product purchased will be produced by us.
God has created us fearfully and wonderfully. We aim to inspire young Kings and Queens of our generation to purse and embrace their natural beauty.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
We would start by grabbing breakfast on the Boardwalk Townlake eating at First Watch. Then ride in our old school cars “Thriller and Pressure” touring the city. We would stop by The Turkey Leg Hut to grab lunch. Then head over to The Candy Shack for drinks. Next get on atvs at h-town ax’s renters. Grab a quick snack from Lotus Seafood or Midwest Coney Connection. Before heading to Kemah/Galveston we would get dessert from The Funnelbar.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to acknowledge the young entrepreneurs behind the brand 3KAA, Kayden, Karyie, and Kahvey. Color choices, product type and natural flavoring are hand picked by them.
I would like to thank my husband Stevon Swanigan for supporting the children and I. Thank you for taken this journey with us and pushing the brand 3KAA.
I would like to thank my fb group Black Body Butter Scrubs & Chandlers for all the helpful tips given and for answering all of my calculating formulations and weight questions.
Thank you to all my friends and family who tested our products and gave theirs honest feedback before our launch. Thank you for your prayers and well wishes!
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