DIRECTOR OF WHOLESALE
Hiiiii, I’m Jessica!
I am the Wholesale Coordinator here at Kantha Bae. I’ve had a dream to be "successful in the fashion industry" since I was 7 years old. Since that dream was born, I graduated from FIT, lived in Manhattan, and worked in the crazy corporate wholesale apparel industry for 5 years. My passion for the art and fun of clothing, prints, fabrics, and styling has been undying for as long as I can remember, but my idea of success has evolved greatly for the better after seeing the ins and outs of large companies in the "traditional" fashion industry.
My goal at Kantha Bae is to meld my passion for fashion with KB's incredibly special mission to connect with businesses that share the same values as we do to change the trajectory of fashion as we know it. I hope to find spaces that carry gorgeous, sustainable, Fair Trade and handmade-with-love products and introduce them to the world of Kantha Bae. I’d love for our Besties + beyond to shop KB in person all across the globe and to partner with shops far and wide to share our stories together.
I love karaoke, iced coffee, cookie dough, my dog Mila, bagels, margaritas, dancing, and glitter. My favorite thing to do is spend time with my friends and family no matter what we’re doing. I love mixing ALL of my KB pieces into my style daily… but my favorite pieces are my Moondance Muu and my Cowl!
My Instagram is @jessica_raiola if you’d like to follow along with my daily shenanigans and OOTDs. XOXO