Anaya Fernando, the 18-year-old CEO and founder of Sugar Sweet Bath + Body Treats, an emerging Black-owned bath and beauty self-care brand, is here to introduce you to her. Her Kalamazoo, Michigan-based company is expanding its product production in response to a new retail partnership with Fresh Thyme.
Anaya’s company is expanding to meet increased demand by introducing four of its best-selling products to Fresh Thyme Market locations. This exciting announcement comes on the heels of a recent increase in Anaya’s business support from local entrepreneurs, mentors, and community leaders.
She comments, “I graduated from Portage Northern High School this year on May 27th and I am so excited about my new partnership with Fresh Thyme. This new retail partnership was made possible with the help of Teresa Baker and LLC Startup which is a company that helps other businesses that want to cross over into retail.”
“I am hoping that through my journey I can encourage other youth to pursue their goals and never give up,” she adds.