Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Carrie Parry is a graduate of the prestigious Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts in London with a degree in Fashion Design with Marketing.
Carrie’s design experience includes work for Jonathan Saunders, Zandra Rhodes, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Norma Kamali and Elaine Gold as well as costume for the Oscar winning film Memoirs of a Geisha and two seasons with the highly acclaimed English vintage traveling circus, Gifford’s Circus. Since moving to New York, Carrie’s passion for environmental and social responsibility within the apparel and textiles industry led her to Earth Pledge, a non-profit organization dedicated to educating the fashion industry on sustainable materials and processes, where she was instrumental in compiling the Future Fashion sustainable textile library.
In 2011 she launched her eponymous label CARRIE PARRY, the culmination of her pursuit to integrate her love for textiles, innovative and quality design with her commitment to environmentally conscious and ethical production. The line has quickly earned accolades including being a recipient of the Eileen Fisher 2012 Business Grant for Women Entrepreneurs, top honors in The Green Fashion Competition during Amsterdam Fashion Week and the Ethical Fashion Forum's 2011 Innovation U.S.A. Award. In her spare time, Carrie pursues a graduate degree in Socially Responsible and Sustainable Apparel Business at the University of Delaware.