Youssouf fofana is one of the #founders
of maison château rouge (@maisonchateaurouge
), a clothing brand named for château rouge, a neighborhood located in paris’ 18th arrondissement. “it’s a neighborhood that looks like me — it’s located in paris with an african soul,” explains youssouf. “and i consider myself that way too. i am parisian, but i have an african soul that is linked to the culture my parents instilled in me.”
“when i wanted to launch the clothing brand, it was obvious to me to capitalize in this neighborhood,” he says.
in our limited series #founders, we’re sharing the stories of amazing small business owners like youssouf from all over the world.
photo by @lebougmelo