Vincentian designer featured in Caribbean Export DIGEST
Kimya Glasgow
April 5, 2019

Vincentian designer featured in Caribbean Export DIGEST

DESIGNER KIMYA Glasgow has been featured in the current edition of Caribbean Export’s DIGEST newsletter published on March 26, 2019, in an article entitled “The Fashion Start-Up Poised to Take Caribbean Style To the World”.

The article focuses on the origins of Glasgow’s business, the highs and lows of being a female entrepreneur in the Caribbean and advice to Caribbean women entrepreneurs.

“Know your worth, she says. Women in business have a great deal to offer their communities and the world. It’s time we diminish unnecessary obstacles on their path to success.”

Kimya Glasgow is currently one of 19 participants from around the Caribbean region in the Caribbean Export “Empowering Women Through Export” Programme – We-Xport.

During this programme, participants have received business coaching, participated in workshops on access to finance, Angel Investment, access to buyers, access to technical assistance grants, and support in attending the 2019 BMEX Tradeshow in Barbados.

According to Glasgow, “I may not be new to the Vincentian public, but the move beyond being a local or regional brand is a big leap, and knowledge is key when scaling a business. It is not a sprint, it’s a marathon.”

Glasgow is also currently a participant in TEECA (facilitation of Trade Enhancement in the Caribbean Region) – twoyear programme funded by the French government through the Martinique Chamber of Industry & Commerce, in conjunction with the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) and Caribbean Export, to promote trade between Martinique and the Eastern Caribbean; and is a Cherie Blair Foundation Mentee Alumni. She has entered a second round of mentorship in the global programme, that offers a year of professional mentorship to women around the world