As a child growing up in Lake Charles, Niki’ H. Morrow wanted to “save the world.” It is a passion that she said has led her to earn a degree in sociology from LSU and to hold a career in social services. “It has been my passion since a very young age,” said Morrow who has recently been selected as one of 30 professionals to participate in the state’s Adverse Childhood Experience Educator Program. The program will train-the-trainers on the impact of childhood adversity and traumatic experiences such as abuse, neglect, or sexual assault.
A case manager for a local nonprofit, Morrow also mentors young girls at Star Hill Baptist Church. She often used craftmaking to release stress and express herself creatively. But, what began as a hobby has become a growing business in Baton Rouge.
In 2015, Morrow, established Harlowe Enterprises LLC and Harlowe Hearts Custom Designs. “Harlowe Hearts is a lifestyle brand that takes pride in bringing you exclusive custom made designs and products that fit every occasion in your life. Our staff has an amazing eye for detail, vast knowledge of products, and constant growing proficiency in the latest printing methods,” said the 37-year-old.
Moves made: Harlowe Hearts Custom Designs opened in 2015. Since that time, we have grown into a full-service custom design boutique that offers screenprinting, vinyl designs, and embroidery.
What to expect from you: We will begin to provide embroidered school uniforms and expand services provided to business such as promotional items and uniforms.
Personal resolution: Constantly strive for growth and excellence
Life/business motto: Let’s make something amazing together.
Business resolution: To double our company’s net worth by the end of the year.
What is your #1 priority right now? Growing Harlowe Hearts into a full-service, brick and mortar embroidery boutique.
Best advice you’ve ever received? NO simply means “Next Opportunity.”
Role Models: My father, Lawrence Morrow, founder and owner of Gumbeaux Magazine, and my mother, Jacqueline Malveaux
What has been a deciding moment or an experience that pushed you forward? The joy and excitement we get from our customers.
What music are you listening/dancing to? Trevor Jackson, Ella Mae, and Shamar Allen
What are you reading? The Art & Science of Respect by J. Prince and Year of Yes by Shonda Rhimes
What’s entertaining you? Ted Talks