Maria Raquel Thomas is Creating a Calming Effect for the Z-Generation
Ria's Slime Shop is a fast-growing company headquartered in the DC metro area. The owner, 12-year old wiz-kid, Maria Raquel Thomas, is creating a product that is calming her generation.
"I wanted to bring a solution to kids because we get stressed so easy. Slime is not only fun, it relaxes us. It keeps us calm," states Maria.
The results of this new "stress reliever" is making Maria a nice business profit. Since going into business in January 2018, she has already sold over 300 units (prices range from $8 to $16) and counting. Kids in her school line up to grab her latest creations. She also has a website and she sells on Etsy. Her next goal is to sell on Amazon.
Maria's popularity in the slime world has grown rather quickly. She already has thousands of followers on Instagram and her YouTube videos have garnered over 50,000 views. She has followers from across the globe and she has even given them a nick-name: Ria's Royals.
Maria has been awarded for her leadership in the community. She was awarded the "Girl of Merit" 2018 award and she was selected as a Junior National Young Leader 2018. Recently, she became a candidate for the prestigious Forbes "30 Under 30" 2019 list.
Maria plans to be a doctor, scientist and an inventor when she grows up. She practices by turning her mom's kitchen into a laboratory on any given day. She can also be seen building robots and roller-coasters.
"I like to invent products that make people's lives easier, safer and healthier. I have a product going through the trademark process now," she adds.
Ria's Slime Shop
Page Updated Last on: Nov 05, 2018