Taylor Jay Collection

Introducing the Taylor Jay Plus Size Collection. Classic clothing to discover and move through life’s journeys.
Made in Oakland, CA.

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Project Ends on November 27, 2018

Project Description

Taylor Jay Collection is a women’s apparel line designed and made in Oakland, California. Our classic clothing empowers and inspires women to discover their own journeys.

Taylor Jay’s mission encompasses ALL women - the student, the mom, the daughter, the executive professional, the entrepreneur, the grandmother.

With that in mind, we are launching our plus size collection to serve the many women with curves whose fashion needs are underserved and ignored by mainstream clothiers.

I know because I am a curvy woman!

Passionate, confident, fabulous women deserve to have quality, classic, signature style clothing that can empower them to discover and move through their life’s journeys. I want to make that happen!

 

 

Clothing needs to empower a women’s life. A woman’s life is deeply complex and her body reflects that complexity on a daily, monthly, even yearly basis. Hormones, stress, multi-tasking can change the way you look and feel from one day to another. Pregnancy, school, a job can change your body year-to-year.  I personally have experienced this, once I was a size 2 and now I am a size 12!

Pressures, changes and challenges compel a woman to constantly shop to try to find clothing that will fit the phases of her life. Because the only other choice is to wear something that doesn’t fit and makes you feel less  confident in your body.

Constantly shopping to find clothing that will fit your ever changing body is expensive, time consuming, and even depressing. Plus, it is not very good for the environment or your bank account.

 

 

Taylor Jay Collection eliminates this whole exhausting, dehumanizing, and consuming experience.  I design clothing to contract and expand with a woman’s body as she moves through one phase of life to another.

 

 

The colors are diverse to fit all women and unique to convey passion and confidence and create a style that can be a woman’s signature look through her lifetime. Our Plus Size Collection will feature four new colors as well as the Classic Color Options. 

I, with my daughter, am the proud owner of Taylor Jay Collection.  I am a woman, mother, business owner, and creator on a mission to develop my journey and to empower other women to discover and develop their own.

I became a teenage mom at the age of 14 as a result of child sexual abuse. I was determined that through fashion, I would create a bright future for myself and my daughter.  I began this journey as a boutique owner in 2007. Although I stocked other brands, quickly, it was my own brand that became the most requested and highly sold. My designs, very intentionally, work for women’s bodies through all our many transitions –including pregnancy. My choice of fabric is soft, yet durable; My garment colors are strong and diverse so as to fit in women’s diverse lifestyles.  Realizing that there was a greater interest for Taylor Jay designs, I closed the boutique in 2015, and have been working on expanding the Taylor Jay Collection ever since.

The funds we raise will go directly towards the plus size options we are adding to the classic collection, as well as the design of a new  collection called The Kotton Collection.  

 

 

I invite you to join me in empowering other women’s journeys by backing my campaign. Thank you for all your love & support! We couldn't have done this without you! 

 

The Project FAQs

Where Is Taylor Jay Made?

Taylor Jay Collection is designed and made in Oakland, California.

 

What Fabrics Does Taylor Jay Use?

Our sustainable, eco-friendly fabrics are locally sourced and personally selected by Taylor Jay. We use Tencel, Modal, Nylon, Cotton, French Terry Cloth and Bamboo.

 

When Will Backers Receive Rewards?
We aim to fulfill all digital rewards and gift cards, via the email address provided by each backer, by October 30, 2018, if not sooner.

 

We aim to fulfill all hard good rewards (Scarf, Tote Bag, Prism Earrings, Glo Girl Lipstick) by December 30, 2018. Backers will be contacted via email by Taylor Jay to obtain the mailing address for delivery. Shipment and delivery will be through the United States Postal Service. If a mailing address is not provided by a backer, Taylor Jay will contact the Backer via the email address provided.

 

We will fulfill the styling session included in the "Style By Tay” reward on a case by case basis at the mutual convenience of backer, Taylor Jay, and stylist, but no later than September 10, 2019. Styling sessions will take place at Taylor Jay's boutique, located at 3304 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610 and backers are responsible for their own transportation costs to and from the styling session. Alternatively, a styling session can be scheduled virtually via Skype or Google Hangout at the mutual convenience of each backer, Taylor Jay, and the stylist.

 

When Will The Taylor Jay Plus Size Collection Be Available?

Assuming that we make our raise, we anticipate that the Taylor Jay Plus Size Collection will be available for purchase (and gift card use) by December 2018. We will keep backers informed via email.

 

Can I Wait To Use My Gift Card For The Taylor Jay Plus Size Collection?

Yes, of course!

 

Can I Use My Gift Card On Any Taylor Jay Collection Merchandise?

Yes, you can use apply Gift Card, plus the 20% discount to purchase any Taylor Jay Collection merchandise.

 

 

 

10/31/2018
The Look
$100
10/20/2018
Get Wrapped
$65
Nicole
10/20/2018
The Look
$100
ade dream
10/19/2018
Glow On!!
$65
10/19/2018
Monetary Contribution
$100
Devona McClinton
10/19/2018
The Classic BossMom Tee
$50
10/19/2018
Monetary Contribution
$1
Chrissy
10/19/2018
Monetary Contribution
$100
10/19/2018
Brush With The Best
$25
10/18/2018
The Classic BossMom Tee
$40
Monetary Contribution

Give Any Amount You Want, Just Because You Love Tay. No Reward Needed.

77 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Shout You Out!

Receive a Shout Out feature on our Facebook & Instagram Live at Our Wrap Party!! 

 

Date: TBA 

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$15
Get Grateful

Receive a Thank You postcard + an exclusive link to the Discover Her Journey playlist curated by Taylor Jay with all of her favorite songs! 

17 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Brush With The Best

Whether your hair is kinky, curly, wavy or straight the Detangler Brush has been engineered to tame your tangles and smooth your coils and cut detangling time in half!

 

The mastermind behind the Detangler Brush is celebrity hairstylist, Felicia Leatherwood, she is known for her innovative natural hairstyles on some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Issa Rae, Ava Duvernay, Jill Scott & Nicole Ari Parker.

8 Left
7 Supporters
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$30
Carry On!

Receive a tote Bag with our brand message #DiscoverHerJourney

32 Supporters
Select this reward
$40
The Classic BossMom Tee

The Classic BOSSMOM print is our original and most popular design for our t-shirts! It's the staple everyday tee! Yeah, you may need to buy more than one!

Part of our Relaxed Collection, this tee features a v-neck, short sleeves and a new modern, relaxed fit for effortless style.

  • Lightweight fabric

  • Text print to front

  • Relaxed fit – true to size

  • Machine wash (follow label’s care instructions)

  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton

5 Left
20 Supporters
Select this reward
$65
Glow On!!

 The Healing Place Apothecary (Hydrating Kit) 

 

(Hydrating Kit)

Welcome to clear, dewy, youthful skin! Cleanse, tone and moisturize your face and décolletage with these premium plant based natural skin care products for deep hydration.

These products work amazingly together and offer a simple natural skin care routine for daily use.

  • Normal, dry, dull and sensitive skin

4 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
$65
Get Wrapped

Limited edition, oversize scarf using the same, high quality sustainable fabrics from our classic Taylor Jay Collection. Scarf color options Black/Navy

257 Left
43 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
The Look

$100.00 Gift Card + 20% discount at Taylor Jay Collection to shop our New Plus Sizes + New Collection.

109 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Business Coaching & Membership

You will receive a 30 day Free Membership to "Minute Entrepreneur"  which is a Quick Start Go and Grow Entrepreneur Kit 

In addition you will receive 30min coaching with the founder and business coach Arja Langdon who has over 20+ years as an Entrepreneur 

 

 

 

3 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$250
Get Dressed!

$200.00 Gift Card + 20 % Off at Taylor Jay Collection + Glo Girl Lipstick + Candid Art Prism Earrings.

8 Supporters
Select this reward
$300
2-Hour Event Space Rental

SoleSpace X Taylor Jay Collection Grand location Space is available for a Event or POP UP!!! 

Great lighting + Parking Lot + Beautiful Wall Mural and more!!! 

 

  • Artist 
  • Creatives
  • Pop Ups 
  • Launch Party 
  • Meetups
  • Workshops 

(Details: evenings only, 1 month notice required Dates pending availability TBD)

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Stay Dressed!

$400.00 Gift Card + 20 % Off  at Taylor Jay Collection + Scarf + Glo Girl Lipstick + Candid Art Prism Earrings.

5 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Styled by Tay

Enjoy a wardrobe styling session with Taylor Jay & her team stylist + a $750 Capsule Gift Card (20% discounted) + Tj oversized scarf + Glo Girl lipstick + Candid Art Prism Earrings. 

0 Supporters
Select this reward

Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Give Any Amount You Want, Just Because You Love Tay. No Reward Needed.

77 Supporters
Contribute
$10
Shout You Out!

Receive a Shout Out feature on our Facebook & Instagram Live at Our Wrap Party!! 

 

Date: TBA 

98 Left
2 Supporters
Select this reward
$15
Get Grateful

Receive a Thank You postcard + an exclusive link to the Discover Her Journey playlist curated by Taylor Jay with all of her favorite songs! 

17 Supporters
Select this reward
$25
Brush With The Best

Whether your hair is kinky, curly, wavy or straight the Detangler Brush has been engineered to tame your tangles and smooth your coils and cut detangling time in half!

 

The mastermind behind the Detangler Brush is celebrity hairstylist, Felicia Leatherwood, she is known for her innovative natural hairstyles on some of Hollywood's biggest stars, including Issa Rae, Ava Duvernay, Jill Scott & Nicole Ari Parker.

8 Left
7 Supporters
Select this reward
$30
Carry On!

Receive a tote Bag with our brand message #DiscoverHerJourney

32 Supporters
Select this reward
$40
The Classic BossMom Tee

The Classic BOSSMOM print is our original and most popular design for our t-shirts! It's the staple everyday tee! Yeah, you may need to buy more than one!

Part of our Relaxed Collection, this tee features a v-neck, short sleeves and a new modern, relaxed fit for effortless style.

  • Lightweight fabric

  • Text print to front

  • Relaxed fit – true to size

  • Machine wash (follow label’s care instructions)

  • 100% combed and ring-spun cotton

5 Left
20 Supporters
Select this reward
$65
Glow On!!

 The Healing Place Apothecary (Hydrating Kit) 

 

(Hydrating Kit)

Welcome to clear, dewy, youthful skin! Cleanse, tone and moisturize your face and décolletage with these premium plant based natural skin care products for deep hydration.

These products work amazingly together and offer a simple natural skin care routine for daily use.

  • Normal, dry, dull and sensitive skin

4 Left
6 Supporters
Select this reward
$65
Get Wrapped

Limited edition, oversize scarf using the same, high quality sustainable fabrics from our classic Taylor Jay Collection. Scarf color options Black/Navy

257 Left
43 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
The Look

$100.00 Gift Card + 20% discount at Taylor Jay Collection to shop our New Plus Sizes + New Collection.

109 Supporters
Select this reward
$100
Business Coaching & Membership

You will receive a 30 day Free Membership to "Minute Entrepreneur"  which is a Quick Start Go and Grow Entrepreneur Kit 

In addition you will receive 30min coaching with the founder and business coach Arja Langdon who has over 20+ years as an Entrepreneur 

 

 

 

3 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$250
Get Dressed!

$200.00 Gift Card + 20 % Off at Taylor Jay Collection + Glo Girl Lipstick + Candid Art Prism Earrings.

8 Supporters
Select this reward
$300
2-Hour Event Space Rental

SoleSpace X Taylor Jay Collection Grand location Space is available for a Event or POP UP!!! 

Great lighting + Parking Lot + Beautiful Wall Mural and more!!! 

 

  • Artist 
  • Creatives
  • Pop Ups 
  • Launch Party 
  • Meetups
  • Workshops 

(Details: evenings only, 1 month notice required Dates pending availability TBD)

3 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$500
Stay Dressed!

$400.00 Gift Card + 20 % Off  at Taylor Jay Collection + Scarf + Glo Girl Lipstick + Candid Art Prism Earrings.

5 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Styled by Tay

Enjoy a wardrobe styling session with Taylor Jay & her team stylist + a $750 Capsule Gift Card (20% discounted) + Tj oversized scarf + Glo Girl lipstick + Candid Art Prism Earrings. 

0 Supporters
Select this reward