Spotlight on: Jessica Simmons-DSR Apparel

India Arie has a song called, "Strength, Courage and Wisdom" if you have ever met Jessica Simmons, the founder and owner of DSR Apparel you know that Jessica embodies what that song is about.

I met Jessica in 2013 at FASHONSPEAK. We connected just as the one day fashion event was winding down. What started as a 5 minute introduction ended up being almost a 2 hour conversation, not just on fashion but on everything. Jessica is a woman who is direct and knows what she likes and shares that energy and fire with the people that she meets.

DSR Apparel was started in June of 2014. The goal of DSR is, "celebrating strong women, one t-shirt at a time". 10% of sales goes to a different charity in Michigan.

Jessica is a lawyer who has a passion for fashion. Some of her favorite designers are Phillip Lim and Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.

"It takes 7-10 years to get a fashion company up and running to be successful." While Jessica works as a lawyer she fully believes that one should always go after what you want.

"If you are hustling and have a side hustle you should be getting paid for it, don't give your talents away." Jessica is definitely walking the walk on not only following your dreams, but setting goals and doing what you have to do to reach them.

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