Black woman is capitalizing on the multi-billion pet care industry with her line of all-natural shampoo products
Maria Lee-Driver, an accomplished entrepreneur from North Carolina, is the founder of Fresh mink pets, a line of all-natural, black-owned pet deodorant products, including pet vapors, moisturizing shampoo and conditioner, and sage. All of his company’s products are 100% free of harmful chemicals.
In the summer of 2021, Maria received an invitation to attend the SuperZoo in Las Vegas to present her new line. It was there that she would discover she was making history as the only African American attendee at the conference of over 1,000 attendees. Maria later discovered that she was the first African American to have a nationwide line of pet products. She took it all in stride and used that momentum from the event to connect with Chewy.comwhich was acquired by PetSmart for $3.35 billion in 2017. They saw the potential and presented it with a unique opportunity to offer its Fresh Mink Pets products on their platform.
Her journey to manufacture the new product line in large quantities led her to Herman MooreTeam 84 founder and CEO Moore, a serial entrepreneur and NFL All-Pro, was thrilled to support the Fresh MinkTM Pets initiative.
“Maria ticks all the boxes for the types of businesses we like to support,” Moore said.
“First, she is a passionate entrepreneur who has already succeeded in so many areas. Second, defending businesses run by women and minorities is at the top of our priority list. Team 84 is delighted with this partnership.
Maria’s magnetic personality catapulted her into the public eye. She is frequently asked to be interviewed, organize events and make appearances. She has also stepped into the arena of award presenters, public special engagements, radio, television and web opportunities.
Her lifelong dedication to the beauty industry and passion for helping people of all ages led her to create her own natural and safe product lines. Maria’s vision and desire to provide alternatives to traditional chemicals is a testament to her gifts and talents for society.
For more details about his company, visit his official website at FreshMinkPets.com.
This article first appeared on Blackbusiness.com.