By Ade Hassan published on
Eight years of Nubian Skin. It’s hard to believe that much time has passed.
I still remember the day we launched – I saw Lauryn Hill in concert (epic), and then got stuck in a lift. Anniversaries often come and go, and I either don’t acknowledge them fully or I don’t celebrate them, and this year I wanted it to be different.
Entrepreneurship is hard, and running an independent business with no outside investors is not for the faint-hearted, but I’m so very grateful. Looking back over the past eight years, I would never have expected most of the things that I’ve achieved.
So many landmark moments in my life have happened on my journey with Nubian Skin: getting married, getting an MBE, having a baby, buying my first house. I feel as if the brand is growing, I’m definitely growing along with it. I’m grateful for all the amazing people I’ve met on this journey, and I’m grateful for my phenomenal team. We celebrated the 8 years with a special pop-up in London this past weekend, and it was wonderful to see so many friends of the brand, many who have been supporting us since the beginning.
Nubian Skin Pop-Up Event 01.10.2022
It only dawned on me this year, that Nubian Skin launched in UK black history month, and that seems so appropriate. This year is a particularly special one because just in time for black history month and breast cancer awareness month, we are unveiling a very special project in partnership with the Royal Marsden.
Finally, breast cancer mastectomy patients in the UK will have access to softies (a soft breast prosthesis) in their skin-tone. It was the brain-child of one of our customers, Natalie Johnson, a surgeon, who realised that some of her patients didn’t have the representation they should.
Natalie Johnson & Sarah Adomah of The Royal Marsden with the Softies
It is the project I am most proud of in this journey so far, and what a blessing to have started a company that made it possible to be part of this. I have two aunties who have battled breast cancer, one who survived, and one who didn’t. They were on my heart throughout this project.
So, I’m grateful. I’m grateful for the journey, and I’m grateful for what’s to come. Here’s to more years of making an impact.