Started With a Viral Photo, Now This Guest Just Made Disney History

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To be a part of the Disney story is special; a Disney Guest and entrepreneur made history by becoming part of it in a unique way. To be able to take part of the Disney experience home with us is a feeling that any Guest can relate to. And the Walt Disney Company is always working on ways to bring the Disney Parks home to fans on their part as well. But, to become part of Disney history is an honor few can claim; Britney Sade, the founder and entrepreneur behind Disney CurlCaps, has just made earned that through her contribution to Disney merchandise.

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Magic Kingdom Park, Walt Disney World Resort/Courtesy of Disney

Sade’s journey, which has today reached a milestone in Disney Curlcaps, began six years ago when she wanted to solve a common hair problem. As the daughter of a hair stylist, she was well-versed with the diversity and complexity of hair and wanted to address one issue that was widespread.

She shared with Click Orlando, “I wanted to have a hat that supported low manipulation hair styles, you could really put on effortlessly and go. And the satin lining was the piece that tied it all together.”

It started when a photo of Sade wearing her original design at a Disney Park went viral online, after which Disney reached out to her to license CurlCap to create official merchandise. At present, Disney CurlCaps has over 15 designs, including Mickey, Minnie, Princess Tiana, and Black Panther, with more on the way.

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Britney Sade made Disney history with Disney CurlCap/Courtesy of Travel Noire; WKMG ClickOrlando.

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As of last April, Sade has officially become the first Black woman and the first Black female-owned business to be licensed to create official Disney merchandise. CurlCap now joins a long history of collaborations that Disney has with various brands, and in particular, Black owned-businesses.

A spokesperson for the company told Click Orlando, “These collaborations have helped bring Disney-inspired apparel, beauty, food and beverage, hair care, and toys to fans’ homes from an inclusive and diverse perspective, in addition to impacting each business in a positive way.”

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Magic Kingdom Park, EPCOT, Disney’s Animal Kingdom and Disney’s Hollywood Studios: the four Disney Parks in Walt Disney World.

Sade is also committed to making sure that, as a business, CurlCap is hands-on and also takes the time to help other small business owners. She commented, “I know ours is patenting and IP and I think not being afraid to share those resources is something that will expedite the growth needed for Black businesses at this time,”

You can read more on Click Orlando here!

About Priyanka Kumar

Priyanka is a writer, artist, avid reader, and travel enthusiast based in Chicago. In her free time, she is probably walking by the lake, catching up on the latest releases on TV, or spending inordinate amounts of time rewatching Moana, Encanto, and her Disney Channel life-long favorites Zack and Cody wreak havoc on the Tipton.

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