In the words of Taylor Swift 'Be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind'
Hello, I am Zellemari, but I go by Zelle. I am a baby lover, daydream enthusiast and fashion designer.
I started Foxi Original because I love babies and toddlers and wanted to work with prem babies, but God had other plans. He gave me the idea, of rather than directly working with babies, to dress them in trendy, fashionable clothes and accessories.
I taught myself how to sew in high school and registered Foxi Original in my first year in 2020. I applied all my learned knowledge to my business and still have a lot to apply but what a journey it’s been; studying full time and building a business up from the ground to where it is currently was always the goal, so that I have work and a client base when I graduate. So incredibly grateful for the friends and family I made through Foxi Original.
I do still work with babies though, I am part of a NPO, Rock of Joy and Rock of Love, I have been part of it for 6 years and they are so close to my heart.
Every clothing item or accessory are designed and handmade by myself.
Finally graduating in May of 2024, I am solely focussing on Foxi Original and giving it my all. I am so incredibly blessed to have been able to start my label during my studies and have it where it is today, and growing.
With God’s hand in every aspect of my business, praying over every product, collection and order; I know that I was destined to do this and dress your little babies and kids.
When you buy from FO you are supporting a small business and helping a 22 year old pay her student loans whilst living out her dream.
Welcome to the FO Fam. <3
One of my favorite quotes from Taylor is from her speech from the 2016 Grammy's:
"I want to say to the young women out there, there are going to be people along the way who try to undercut your success or take credit for your accomplishments or your fame. But if you just focus on the work, and you don't let those people sidetrack you--Someday, when you get where you’re going, you will look around and you will know that it was you and the people who love you who put you there. And that will be the greatest feeling in the world."
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.