Name: Etu Evans
Professions: Fashion Designer and Philanthropist
Alma Mater: South Carolina State University
Graduation Date: 1992
University Twitter Account: www.twitter.com/scstate1896
Major: Social Work
Hometown: Orangeburg, South Carolina
Interesting Facts: Founded Etu Evans LLC in 1993
Even at the tender age of 6, Etu Evans exhibited entrepreneurial qualities. It was then that he started his first business in flower arrangement. Evans would later go on to study social work at South Carolina State University and work as a behavioral therapist internationally. He later gave in to his passion for fashion following an impromptu run in with a publicist from the Gucci fashion house, and the rest is history.
Since his foray into the world of accessories and shoe design, Evan’s custom pieces have graced the bodies and feet of celebs like Halle Berry, Queen Latifah, Danny Glover and Beyonce. Evan’s creations and business savvy have been recognized by both Ebony magazine and Black Enterprise. He won Crain’s Small Business of the Year Award.
Today, Evans heads up the Solesville Foundation, a non-profit organization that provides aid and outreach to youth.