In this interview series, we pick the brain of Buur Couture’s founder, Malick! Before we get into the interview spotlight, read on to learn more about Buur Couture overall!
BuuR is an African luxury fashion brand founded in 2014, which produces ready-to-wear clothing and accessories. The word BuuR is originated from Senegal, and it means “Royalty.”
We’ll stop there! You can read more at buurcouture.com and buy some cool merchandise as well! I personally own several pieces and have never been disappointed. High quality and durable!
Now for the fun part! Let’s learn about Malick ❤
MUCH LIKE MANY OF US HERE IN THE STATES, I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN SENEGAL.I MOVED TO THE STATES IN 2009 FOR SCHOOL. I AM CURRENTLY LIVING BETWEEN MIAMI AND HOUSTON (TRAVELING BACK AND FORTH). IN UNIVERSITY, I STUDIED BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION AND ALWAYS HAD AN ENTREPRENEURIAL FLAME BURNING INSIDE OF ME.
I GREW UP WITH FASHION AROUND ME. MY MOM IS A FABRIC VENDOR SO I’VE ALWAYS BEEN INTRIGUED AND INSPIRED IN MANY WAYS – THE TEXTURES, THE FABRICS, ALL OF THAT.
IN 2010, I STARTED A BUSINESS CALLED MIABIZZY. IT HAD A PHILANTHROPIC BACKSTORY TO IT; I WANTED TO HELP THE CHILD BEGGARS (TALIBES) IN SENEGAL THROUGH THE PROFITS FROM THE BUSINESS. I REALIZED THOUGH THAT I NEEDED TO BUILD A BRAND AND REALLY DEVELOP IT IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE WHAT I WANTED IN OTHER NON-PROFIT PROJECTS I WAS WORKING ON. THAT’S HOW BUUR CAME ABOUT. IT’S A BRAND AND A MISSION.
THE MEANING OF BUUR IS A NATURAL BORN LEADER WHO GIVES TO THE PEOPLE WITHOUT EXPECTING ANYTHING IN RETURN. WE ARE ALL BUURS IN OUR OWN RESPECTS. IT’S A UNIVERSAL MEANING.
SOMETHING THAT I LIKE IS THAT OUR NEW GENERATION OF SENEGALESE TALENTS HAVE AN UNDERSTANDING OF ONE ANOTHER THAT PREVIOUS GENERATIONS DON’T HAVE. IT’S A LUXURY THAT WE ARE ABLE TO SUPPORT AND EMPOWER ONE ANOTHER.
I HAVE THIS CURIOSITY AROUND DIVINE KNOWLEDGE. WHAT I MEAN BY THAT IS THAT KNOWLEDGE IS LIMITLESS AND THERE IS ALWAYS MORE TO LEARN. IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE A DEGREE OR FORMAL KNOWLEDGE (OR BY THE BOOKS) – YOU CAN LEARN SOMETHING NEW EVERY DAY. I LOVE SURAH AL-KAHF IN THE QU’RAN. THERE IS A PART ABOUT KNOWLEDGE WHERE BASICALLY MOUSSA HAD IT IN HIS MIND THAT HE WAS THE MOST KNOWLEDGEABLE ON EARTH. ALLAH TOLD HIM HE WAS NOT AND GUIDED HIM TO KHIDR SO HE CAN LEARN FROM HIM. IT’S A VERY GOOD STORY TO REFLECT ON – IT SHOWS US ALL HOW MUCH ROOM WE HAVE TO LEARN AND GROW.
ROYALTY IS A GIFT WE ARE BORN WITH; IT’S A BLESSING. WE SHOW OUR APPRECIATION BY LIVING AND BEING THE BEST WE CAN EVERY DAY.
I personally loved his interview (I love every interview) but I learned so much about Malick’s business, mindset, and life views. It’s humbling to meet such bright minds who want so much better for the world. THANK YOU so much for taking the time with us !!! ❤