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The perfect example of an entrepreneur is Ashley Jones. Her story began in Virginia Beach, VA, in 2006, when she created her first Myspace page at the age of 13. Ashley created Myspace pages, websites, and flyers for all of the local companies in her area through her company, Ashley Designs.
Ashley enrolled at Norfolk State University when she was 17 years old in order to convert her passion into something more significant.
While a student at Norfolk State University, Ashley made designs for every club on campus, including her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. In her junior year of college, she started a Greek apparel business that revolutionized the Divine Nine world. With this business, she saw the need for HBCU representation. Tones of Melanin was founded in 2018 by Ashley Jones. It felt logical to start a streetwear business that represented all HBCUs besides Norfolk State.
Tones of Melanin is more than simply a T-shirt or sweatshirt brand! The goal of Tones of Melanin is to keep HBCUs open through awareness. Tones of Melanin assist HBCUs in expanding their marketing through garment marketing. Tones of Melanin became the first black women-owned company to be carried in more than 20 HBCU bookstores, Dicks Sporting Goods, Belk, and


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