MADE Maven October Issue MADE Magazine - Page 59

MADEUS CHICHI EBURU JUVIA'S PLACE CAN YOU EXPLAIN HOW JUVIA’S PLACE CAME ABOUT? Juvia’s Place came about with me finding a niche and a void that was in desperate need of intervention. I remember visiting stores and just feeling excluded not only in the marketing campaigns but also the cosmetic range. I acted and started doing a lot of research. At the time I was a stay at home mom, just had my second child with little funds and zero financial backings, so it was very intimidating to say the least. I started sourcing manufacturers in the USA and Abroad. With my little funds, it only made sense to start very conservatively with the plan of expanding. At the time, I would visit a lot of trade shows to meet manufacturers. I gained more experience through networking events and took to YouTube to learn even more about the beauty industry and what was lacking thereof. Made my first manufacturing order through very #mademaven 59