Black Entrepreneur Launches Historic First African Pride Sneaker in the History of America

Atlanta, GA — The sneaker industry has gone thru many evolutions over the past 30 years. From the emergence of global brands like Nike, Jordan, Adidas and Converse to high-end designer sneakers from Gucci, Armani to Polo, now the newest development in the sneaker business is the custom sneaker designed for organizations, schools, entertainers and celebrities., based in metro Atlanta, is the new trendsetter.

Owned by entrepreneur Tariq Edmondson, is a new, innovative way to generate income for schools, organizations or anyone with aspirations of making their own sneaker brand. The first product launched is a beautiful black canvas sneaker with red & green trim that’s an instant eye-catcher. Inspired by the design of the Converse Chuck Taylor, the Red, Black & Green sneaker is quickly becoming a favorite for conscious African-Americans in the USA, Caribbean and even the United Kingdom.

“My inspiration came about a year and a half ago, I saw all of the other big sneaker companies, and thought that a sneaker product featuring the red, black and green would make an impact,” Tariq explains.

The company has created an innovative distribution pipeline by selling direct to wholesalers and consumers via the website. The wholesale program features a low-cost system for other entrepreneurs to get involved in a fast growing business. The wholesale program offers 50 custom sneakers for $1,000 USD. Each sneaker retails for $40 USD, which allows the wholesaler to make a profit of $20 USD per pair.

The potential for emerging niche markets to have their own custom sneaker is unlimited. Within a few months, all types of organizations have made requests to create their own sneaker line. The Harambee Leadership Academy based out Columbus, Ohio made the Red, Black and Green sneakers the official sneakers for their school. Practicing the principles of Ujima, which means “cooperative economics” will empower anyone who has the aspiration of being an entrepreneur. “We’re helping to empower organizations in the community with our sneakers, which in turn generates income and pride back to the community,” says Tariq.

“I’ve had calls from all over; Malaysia, Brooklyn, Dallas, Florida, Washington, Detroit, Chicago, even California. Plus, the website has received requests from Germany, The Netherlands, Canada, France, and Jamaica,” Tariq explains.

The first sneakers were officially released in June 2015 and are available globally thru the website and from authorized wholesalers. “This is the new way to reach niche consumers, I’ve been collecting sneakers for over 20 years and like the Red, Black and Green sneakers with the Africa logo on the side… I plan to join the team and become a wholesaler,” says Brian Lassiter, entrepreneur and sneaker collector.

Always on the cutting edge, has several new sneaker designs ready for Spring 2016. To learn more about their line of products visit or connect with them on Facebook and Twitter.


About designs, manufactures and distributes custom sneakers and athletic footwear for men and women. Started in 2015, consumers can order direct from the company website or become authorized wholesalers. To order wholesale,


Tariq Edmondson
(770) 255-9333

PZI Jeans Launches 2016 National Curvy Girl Model Search

– Curvy Denim Line For Women Seeking Fresh Faces For 2016 Campaign –

Atlanta, GA — PZI Jeans, a denim line for the naturally hourglass curvy woman, announces the launch of their national 2016 fresh face “curvy girl” model search. The open model casting will take place on Saturday, October 17, 2015 from 11a.m.-5p.m. EST at the PZI Jeans Denim Suite located at 4679 Hugh Howell Rd. Suite G, Tucker, GA 30084. The casting is open to women of all ethnicities sizes 4-18. All contestants must be 21 years of age to participate and are required to bring heels.

PZI Jeans Fall/Winter 2015 campaign showcased a combination of curvy, length and diversity expressing all aspects of what the PZI Jeans woman is all about. The new creative direction for the 2016 campaign requires top talent and all interested qualified candidates are encouraged to attend.

The 2015 Fall/Winter styles were designed to suit the everyday PZI woman providing a softer feel, yet form fitting style for an all day wear. Additionally, the Fall/Winter 2015 styles included a pop of color for the “color lovers” featuring the Nina Skinny available in Autumn Green and Red. These perfect mixes of denim washes, colors and styles will be sure to electrify.

Known for eliminating gaping at the waist and conventionalizing an innovative fit, PZI Jeans new styles of denim is influenced by curve diversity. The PZI Jeans woman comes in various shapes and heights, and the new collection catered to them all.

“As always, we really enjoy providing our customer with what they like, enjoy and feel comfortable wearing,” comments, Daniel Jason, President and Founder of PZI Jeans. “Our jeans are not for everyone. PZI Jeans are for women who embrace their curvy shapes in a fashionable way while making a bold statement when she wears the jeans.”

PZI Jeans sizes range from sizes 4-18, with short, regular, long and extra long lengths. Retailing in price from $69-$89, PZI Jeans has positioned itself as a trend conscious brand for women with a streamlined waist, fuller hips and rear. After spearheading the “Love Your Curves All Over Again” theme for the Fall/Winter 2015 season’s styles, PZI Jeans is dedicated to reminding women of all shapes and sizes how beautiful their curves are and to embrace them.

Applicants who are unable to attend Saturday’s open model call should email their contact information and full length (front, side and rear views) photos to

For more information about PZI jeans, visit, or follow the conversation on social media platforms using handle @pzijeans and hash tags #pzijeans, #loveyourcurves #embraceyourcurves. View the full FW 15 LookBook at

About PZI Jeans
PZI Jeans is designed to fit the woman with curves who struggle to find denim to fit her streamlined waist, fuller hips and curvy bottom. PZI Jeans provide real women with real curves the ability to enjoy their lifestyle by wearing stylish jeans with comfort. PZI Jeans mission is to provide trend conscious jeans designed to fit the hip and curves of sophisticated women with streamlined waists and fuller hips, thighs and derrieres.

Katrina Highsmith