January, 2016 – Taribba do Nascimento, Creative Director of meme bete… Ltd, is the new Entrepreneur of the Year, as announced at the 2016 St. Lucia Chamber of Commerce Awards. do Nascimento runs the ever popular local handbag company même bête, which manufactures leather hand bags for women. do Nascimento is thrilled for this recognition as she believes it represents a win for the Creative Industries.
She hopes this win will open opportunities for her business as well for the fashion industry as a whole. ‘I believe the award is timely, with all the wonderful background work being done by the Ministry of commerce concerning the Fashion Commission”, says do Nascimento. “This award validates the fashion industry, and helps show that the industry has great potential as a viable business option for entrepreneurs”.
do Nascimento shares this award with Juliana Ward-Destang of Splash Water Island. The 2 ladies share a few things in common, as they are alma mater of both the Anglican School and the St. Joseph’s Convent.