Pepper Jacques: Manufacture NY X SBA InnovateHER Finalist

Last November we partnered with the Small Business Association (SBA) and Microsoft to find female entrepreneurs to compete in the Women's National Finals in Washington DC. We sorted through tons of applications before narrowing it down to our NYC finalists who all had impressive visions for their businesses. We'll be highlighting the finalists over the next few months.

Pepper Jacques
features womenswear clothing, accessories and an engaging shopping experience maximized by the use of technology. PJ analyzes the various body types of women to develop a formulation that maximizes fit coverage across the 0-22 size range. PJ will also offer customization based on 3D technology for women outside of our fit formula. Pepper Jacques' brand is more than a size.  Pepper Jacques is a movement. Pepper Jacques is a personality that transcends age, race, geography, religion, or social status. Pepper is downtown chic, Jacques is uptown elegance and together Pepper Jacques is you. The PJ experience re-imagines shopping, by turning it into a destination event online and in-person, with the highest level of personalized shopping experience.

Rachel A. Fenderson & Marshea Fenderson

Rachel A. Fenderson & Marshea Fenderson

Being a part of the SBA Challenge was a remarkable experience. It allowed us to strengthen our business plan and perfect our pitch.

Rachel and Marshea Fenderson are the sibling duo that successfully launched Pepper Jacques. These sisters grew up watching their mother and aunt face the world everyday while dressed uniquely, from necklace to heels.  Rachel and Marshea absorbed this constant procession of effortless art. These two bring together the two halves of the fashion world: the designs, and the business that sells them.  

Vision: We are not a Misses Brand, We are not a Plus Brand, We are Fashion Brand.  We create for all Women.
Signature Style: Downtown Chic coupled with Uptown Elegance.
Influence: We are influenced by everyday women, our Queens, New York upbringing, and Jamaican Culture.
Brand Philosophy: Pepper Jacques is a lifestyle choice and so is stunting.

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