We had the good fortune of connecting with Vivika Lawrence and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Vivika, what’s something about your industry that outsiders are probably unaware of?
One thing about my industry that outsiders are probably unaware of is the extreme inconsistency. Some months, I may have

a plethora of sales, others there can be little to none. When that happens, I try to stay motivated, but it can be very difficult and

discouraging. But I do try to stay positive and optimistic!

Let’s talk shop? Tell us more about your career, what can you share with our community?
What sets me apart from others is my intricate designs, unique packaging, and professionalism. Most people expect that

since I am 19 years old, that I will run my business in a messy way, and they do not take me seriously. But when it comes

time to receive the products, my customers are surprised every time, leaving them no option but to come back for more.

It has not been easy to run Supernovatiedye alone, but I continue to find that all my hard work has paid off through my

customers’ satisfaction with their products. One of the most important lessons I’ve learned is that you get what you give. By

that I mean the amount of effort you put into something always show in the end. There have been a few times when I have

wanted to tie-dye a shirt but was in a sour mood or very tired, therefore I didn’t make anything. I knew if my

heart was not 100% into what I am about to create, the results will not be good. I want the world to know that supernova is an experience. You are receiving a brand-new handmade shirt that was made by a young black woman and is one of a kind!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend was visiting the area, I would definitely find myself mostly taking them to restaurants such as Jinya Ramen

Bar, Avanti F&B, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, Insomnia Cookies, Shake Shack, and The Original House of Pancakes. Those

are some of my absolute favorite places to eat!

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My mother, Tracie, helped me to stay motivated and excited about my tie-dye even before it was a business.

She never made mean comments about anything I’ve made and has stayed by my side throughout my whole journey. I am

grateful to have her.

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