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Kristy Caylor

Founder & CEO
For Days

"Kristy Caylor is an entrepreneur, fashion innovator, and sustainability visionary. Her newest endeavor, For Days, is a clothing-as-a-service model designed for the circular economy.   Launching with 100% organic t-shirts made in-house in an “off-grid” facility in LA, For Days aims to eliminate landfill waste and closet clutter. Users select items and as items wear out, order new ones, send the old funky ones back in the same package and For Days recycles the materials.   Saving significant resources, the bottom line and the planet benefit from the model as it empowers customers to accumulate impact, not junk.
Previously, Kristy founded Maiyet, a pioneering luxury brand that seamlessly integrated world class design with a transformative social philosophy.  As president and creative director, Caylor presented Maiyet seasonally on the Paris runway, opened a store in New York, and sold to Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Saks. Deeply committed to sustainability, Caylor was an early innovator with Gap’s Product (RED) and has served on the leadership committee for Cradle to Cradle’s Fashion + and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation Textile Initiative. She is an advisor to emerging sustainable companies including Tuulikki, Studio 189, Maison de Mode, and Tome. As a member of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, she is on the Lexus Fashion Initiative advisory board. She was honored by the Voss Foundation as the 2014 Woman Helping Women Honoree and regularly participates with the UN Foundation.  In 2016 Caylor was appointed to the World Economic Forum's Global Future Council on Consumerism.  Caylor has been profiled and featured in leading publications, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Vogue, W and Elle. Kristy holds an MBA from the University of Southern California and a BS in Industrial Engineering with a minor in Fine Arts Painting from Northwestern University.

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Events featuring Kristy Caylor
Events featuring Kristy Caylor