KaJa Couture, previously known as Kathleen’s Unique Creations, was established in 2002 by owner/designer Kathleen J Muhammad.
Sister Kathleen Muhammad created her company as necessity to have modest attire first for herself and her 4 daughters. After receiving so many inquiries and rave reviews about her and her daughters’ attire, her company took flight!
She creates pieces that are universal and can be worn by anyone from all walks of life.
KaJa Couture’s designs speak for themselves! When you shine, we shine! When you rise, we rise! I am. You are. We all are. KaJa Couture.
Rasheedah is the designer and owner of Haya Fashions boutique in Orlando Fl. She has always had a passion for fashion, an eye for colors, patterns and beauty. She was taught how to sew by her mother. Rasheedah’s mother once told her; if you want new clothes, you have to learn to make them yourself. It wasn’t until Rasheedah begin to work in retail that she started to take design more seriously. She worked in retail for more than 20 years. However, the one piece that was missing in her retail was modest fashion. Haya Fashions boutique has been in business almost 4 years. It is not just a boutique, it is an experience where women from all walks of life come and get a custom made garment for any occasion.
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Pioneer Hajja Karima Norrise is a believer, model wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, & sister. She is an extraordinary business woman and community worker. Karima was born with a physical handicap which has caused a lifetime of challenges she continues to persevere.She began her business career at the age of 7 years old baking, cookies and selling them at the Muhammad’s Temples of Islam as well as in various masajid she frequented.
During her late high-school and college years, she expanded her baking business which included baking 200 bean pies a-week for the brothers to sell to the public, as well as baking all the bread and other bake goods for the Temple, while actively in school as a student in the field of medicine. As a teacher and educator she taught in Muhammad Schools for 11 years.
Karima is an active community member of The Atlanta Masjid of Al-Islam, and has worked as a community member in masajid in the states of California, Texas, & Georgia respectively all while raising money for Muhammad Schools.She was a host family for many students and their families whose children attended Mohammed Schools in Atlanta.
As a young adult in addition to serving the Muslim community, she begin a career as an independent Avon Representative for 33 years and has held the No. 1 Post as Top Sales Representative in her District for 20 years. During the early 90's she began a gift-basket business and later opened a retail store, which she later closed, and started a wholesale gift basket business. During her years in the retail store business, Karima was able to provide employment for Mohammad Schools and public high school students.
In 2005, she closed her gift-basket business and began an accessory & clothing business with her late husband. She continued this business until 2014 when she liquidated her clothing business, and to date, is still building her accessory business. While in the accessory business, for years, she fulfilled one of her dreams and went on to become a jewelry designer.
Finally, in 2019, she was blessed to fulfill another dream of hers in addition to designing, moved into manufacturing, and signature labeling her first personal line of head scarves. Karima Norrise is truly grateful to Allah SWT, for blessing her in spite of being physically challenged and for enabling her to continue her community and business activities thereby defeating the odd against her success. She contributes her entrepreneurship success to her mentor, her late father, Imam Otis Kaleem Ali. She has a love for humanity and continues to be of service whenever she can.