Ray Baby Designs
When I looked around, I saw copies everywhere--people looking the same, dressing the same, and running far from individuality, but clothing was the easiest way I could express myself. And when clothes didn't quite fit me right, or I couldn't find clothing that screamed my name, I decided to start looking at thrift stores as fabric shops as much as I saw them as clothing stores. Textiles became my medium and my body became my canvas. I started using pre-loved clothing as a way to fight overconsumption and the horrors of fast fashion. Instead using sustainable methods of upcycling thrifted/ gifted clothing, fabric scraps and reworking previously created designs to create clothing, bags, hats and accessories that could be loved by various body types and gender identities.
One of one designs made from upcycled rags, re-imagined into riches composed for a diverse group of bodies, regardless of gender identity, ethnicity or size.