Walk fearlessly in the direction of your dreams – says Fashion Designer Jonika Muhammad, CEO of The Opening Apparel…

Today, we have the pleasure of interviewing Jonika Muhammad. She is a Certified Fashion Designer and has been designing since the early age of 14 years old. 

Please tell us about what it is that you do.

I am a dedicated mother of 4 children and the CEO of The Opening Apparel online clothing store. I currently reside in Waterloo, Iowa.

Please tell us about your journey.

Over time and through life experiences, I’ve created designs to make men and women feel empowered! It started with a pen, paper, and a lion as life was pulling me left and right, it was drawing that pulled me back to my centre, and it was a lion that offered me strength. My love for designing has been with me since I was 14. As a certified fashion designer, I always find my most joy in creating pieces that empower us all! 



Please tell us about your clothing store – The Opening Apparel.

All of our shirts at The Opening Apparel are designed to empower you, regardless of your gender. It is to remind you of your strengths and hidden potential, which you need to unleash from within yourself to achieve all that you have ever wished for yourself. Walk fearlessly in the direction of your dreams!

Well, if you have ever been on the verge of breaking down, pushed over by peers constantly, and have had enough of it all, know that it is time to stand up for yourself. You are the lion, the king of the jungle. What happens when someone disrespects the king (or queen)? They roar right back, and you should too! The kingdom is yours. You won’t let anyone take that away from you – let them know that.

This is exactly what each attire at “The Opening” will help you focus on. It aims to empower you like no other!

Flaunt our hoodies and tees with style and confidence as you thrive on the powerful positive affirmations scribbled thoughtfully on each piece!

Both men’s and women’s apparel are available here at The Opening, and we hope you enjoy shopping with us!




What is your Favorite quote?

“Defining your style is to define yourself”-M19.



Fantastic! So tell us, how can people find out more about you?

You can check out our website and Instagram handle.


Thank you so much for giving us your precious time! We wish you the best for your journey ahead!