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Kristy Caylor

Kristy Caylor

CEO, For Days

Kristy Caylor is an entrepreneur and sustainability visionary. She brings a unique understanding of the circular economy to For Days, a company she founded with a mission to keep textiles out of landfills. For Days rewards consumers for recycling theirused textiles in any condition through the company’s Take Back Bag program and helps them spend those rewards on sustainable products.

Before founding For Days, Kristy co-founded Maiyet, one of the first ethically-driven luxury retailers. As president, she sourced, built and oversaw a network of artisans across fourteen countries. Kristy launched Maiyet on the Paris runway, opened a store in New York’s Soho neighborhood, and sold the collection to major retailers including Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus and Saks.

Prior to Maiyet, Kristy spent her early career launching and growing businesses for Gap, Inc., including Banana Republic Petites and Banana Republic Japan. She was also instrumental in leading Gap’s Product (RED) division.

Caylor’s efforts and accomplishments have earned her great accolades over the years. She has been recognized among The Voss Foundation’s Women Helping Women Honoree (2014), the Glossy 50: Fashion Digital Front Runners (2018), and Entrepreneur’s 100 Women of Influence (2022). Under her leadership, For Days was also named as one of Fast Company’s Brands That Matter (2022).

Outside of For Days, Kristy hones her passion for fashion, sustainability, and innovation as a member of the CFDA. She has also worked with the UN Foundation, the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council on Consumerism, the Lexus Fashion Initiative advisory board, Cradle to Cradle’s Fashion +, and the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Textile Initiative.

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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