Afropreneurs: The College Student Running a Luxury Jewelry Brand From His Dormroom

Okayafrica speaks to Jameel Mohammed of KHIRY— a brand that takes a stand and embraces its roots in black aesthetics.

While most college students pull all-nighters on term papers, Jameel Mohammed also manages to spend his evenings looking at jewlery prototypes. Mohammed, a 21-year-old senior at the University of Pennsylvania, founded luxury brand KHIRY (pronounced “cai-ree”) in 2014 after interning at Barneys New York. Just two years later, KHIRY products are now sold by luxury online fashion retailer Moda Operandi and will launch an e-commerce store within the next year.

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