A small business in Fort Wayne founded by a former English teacher is feeling the “Oprah Effect.” KaAn’s Designs, which makes t-shirts and other clothing for parents and their families, is featured in the annual Oprah’s Favorite Things list on Amazon, which this year is highlighting Black-owned businesses.
A family PJ set made by KaAn’s Designs made the 2020 list. Ashley Green founded the company in 2014 and says being selected for Oprah’s Favorite Things is a blessing and has created much more exposure.
Green says the company has seen a 349% increase in website traffic and sales are up 749% since being included on the list.
“What’s even more amazing is the same is true with our Amazon storefront, with an increase in sales of 507% from last year,” Green said in a statement to Inside INdiana Business. “We are excited to see what’s in store for the rest of the holiday season and into 2021.”
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