We had the good fortune of connecting with Andrea Primas and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Andrea, what’s the most important thing you’ve done for your children?
The most important thing I’ve done as a parent is affirm my children. I believe this is imperative in the developmental stages of a child. Some days affirmations come from my oldest daughter saying “I am…” and other days we intentionally look in the mirror and recite affirmations.
What should our readers know about your business?
The Lord gave me the name FAWM back in 2103, but I didn’t know what it would be used for at the time. It was not until 2018 when birthing my daughter the name popped up again and revealed that it would be a children’s boutique. The acronym stands for FEARFULLY AND WONDERFULLY MADE and I wholeheartedly believe that every child is made that way no matter their differences. Our motto is to boost kids confidence through fashion, advocacy and truth. I’m proud to bring a brand to the world that intentionally invests in kids mental well being. I started by doing a lot of research on online boutiques, what it takes to start one, looked at trends, asked a small group of parents of their opinions on the clothing I selected, and went from there. It has not been a smooth road, because I have never been in the apparel industry. Finding integral vendors to work with has been my biggest challenge, but it is helping me to learn who I can count on for quality, timeliness and best pricing for my FAWM Fam (customers). There are still many things I have to learn about this business, but I’m not going to let myself knowing everything keep me from pursuing one of my purposes in life. I wanted a brand where you will see a plethora of confident black kids, which isn’t seen often. I want to affirm children through this brand and help them better understand their worth as an individual. I know that I can’t do it alone so my goal is to help parents do their part in being intentional about speaking life into their kids everyday.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If we are able to fully go outside and interact with others I’d have to say these. *Dallas Farmer’s Market (Caribbean Cabana) has the best Caribbean food in Dallas. Any thing on the menu is great.
*Ennis Drive-In Movie- Gives you all the old school vibes
*Reunion Tower for the best city views- enjoy small bites and drinks during their happy hour (M-F 5P-7P) at Five Sixty
*Ft Worth- Sun Dance Square ( family oriented, great for shopping and food; walkable)
*Truck Yard Dallas (outdoor space for many food truck options, cold brews and occasional live music)
*Deep Ellum (whole neighborhood has cool graffiti art, great food options and cool bars)
*Bishop Arts (my faves are oddfellows (brunch), hattie’s (soul food), grilled cheese co, emporium pies (pies to die for) and hunky’s (old fashioned burger diner)
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I really would like to shout out my husband, Joney Primas. He has been there since the beginning of every opportunity, business idea, triumphs and fails and continues to support, lend advise and give a helping hand. He believes in me and knows what I’m capable of even when I don’t see it at times. He’s the best!
Other: We also have a private facebook group for parents. We discuss real life things happening as parents, have fun and share advice. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1259376030900641?ref=pages_groups_card&source_id=385767288720371