Paisley Raye was born out of love for fashion, our families, and the pursuit of independence. Christi Raye is a veteran of the fashion industry with over 20 years of experience designing fashionable and flattering clothes for women of every size. When Christi had her first child, she began to feel the pull away from the busy corporate fashion world and towards a desire to be able to spend more time with her son and family. With the birth of her second child, a beautiful baby girl, Christi knew it was time to take a leap of faith and pursue her passion for fashion using a different approach.
A casual conversation with her cousin, Ruth, led to the birth of Paisley Raye. Christi and Ruth were pregnant at the same time and both desired a reliable source of income that would allow them to spend more time with their families. Out of this passion, Paisley Raye was born. Having worked with high school students for most of her career in education as a teacher and in other roles, Ruth knows the struggle that women go through even at that young age to feel beautiful and comfortable with their bodies. The pressure to change or compromise to fit into society’s definition of beauty can be suffocating.
Our passion and goal through Paisley Raye is to achieve freedom through fashion, to provide beautiful, fashionable, comfortable clothing designed to celebrate women of all ages and shapes. By combining our desire to provide financial independence and freedom to others who partner with us, and providing quality, amazing clothes, together we can proudly share this inspiring message to others, that no matter what, they were born to stand out!