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Rising Stars: Meet Janique Thomas-Alvarez

Today we’d like to introduce you to Janique Thomas-Alvarez. 

Hi Janique, so excited to have you on the platform. So, before we get into questions about your work-life, maybe you can bring our readers up to speed on your story and how you got to where you are today?
I began my business in 2020 right before the pandemic. I started off just selling outfits to women in my area, with a very small clientele. Over the past 2 years, I have dedicated myself to building a lingerie and sleepwear line that makes all women fill comfortable in the skin they’re in. As of now, our clientele has gone up tremendously and we are even shipping to other states and countries. We are still looking for ways to expand our business, and move forward daily. 

Would you say it’s been a smooth road, and if not, what are some of the biggest challenges you’ve faced along the way?
No, the road definitely has not been smooth. It has been challenging to say the least. There were times when I didn’t have any customers at all or no one even purchased an item for months. It was hard for me to find balance with being a mom of 10, new wife, student & new business owner. I had to learn to pace myself and that everyone’s journey was not that same. Those challenges showed me what I was capable of completing. 

Thanks – so what else should our readers know about your work and what you’re currently focused on?
We are a Lingerie & Sleepwear company. We now specialize and lingerie and sleepwear for women sizes S-3XL. I pride myself in wanting more women to have confidence. Wearing lingerie is more than just looking “sexy” for a significant other. It’s an ego booster for YOURSELF! I want more women to understand that there is no perfect body for lingerie, but they are perfect for it. I believe what sets me apart from others is that I can relate. I used to have very low self-esteem, I needed something to make me see the beauty in myself after birthing 7 human beings. My body wasn’t the same! I found joy in dressing up for myself. 

What are your plans for the future?
For the future, I plan on opening a website so that my customers can purchase items, moving to a storefront, and possibly expanding to other states. 

Pricing:

  • Sleepwear sets all run at $30 or $35
  • All lingerie are $40-45
  • There is a $10 fee for shipping and handling to those who choose to have it shipped.
  • There is also $5 fee for local delivery

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