Our Story

Our beginning begins like most begininngs.  It's a story of a girl and her journey...  This story, however, takes an unusual twist.  What starts out as loss leads to courage and hope which leads to a life-giving purpose.

Will & Ivey founder, Sandra Ney, was born and raised in the beautiful northern California hills where she was influenced by the southern traditions of her father. Yet, it was her mother's story that had the greatest impact on Sandra.  Her mother (the girl in our story) had been abandoned as a child and rescued through adoption, later being reunited with her siblings by an incredible miracle of events.  Sounds like a block-buster movie, right? 

Since she was a design student, Sandra longed to own a company with a purpose. A driven woman with a servant’s heart, Sandra knew her talents and her passion for design were meant to serve a greater cause. 

After college she took a job as a designer for the Beverly Hills Polo Club. The position allowed Sandra to gain a tremendous amount of experience, but she still felt that pull to design with a purpose. 

“It was discouraging to witness how cutthroat the fashion and design industry can be,” she says. “My heart ran deeper than that.” 

Also during this time, Sandra had her first son and soon discovered a problem within the children’s clothing industry: baby and toddler clothes with too many embellishments. If an outfit wasn’t held together by a combination of snaps, buttons and zippers, it was covered in toy trucks and big, colorful dinosaurs. She needed simple go-to pieces she could seamlessly throw on her squirming two year old in the morning. 

Through the last 24 years of living in Nashville, Sandra had the opportunity to design an outfit for Trisha Yearwood, work with Wynonna Judd and as a wardrobe stylist for many TV shows and bands in town. In 2011 Sandra was invited to design for a new denim company called Southern Blues Denim Co. This re-ignited her passion for designing and creating. In 2015 she decided to follow her dream and vision from years ago and started her own clothing  line called Will & Ivey. 

"The mission of Will & Ivey is very simply to weave peace and purpose through fashion," says Sandra.  

To be there in early mornings when mommies and daddies and caregivers are getting a toddler dressed with clothing of grab and go easily-coordinated, modern, comfortable, minimalist designs.  The elixir for early mornings.
 

Our mission is to inspire one to take on their day with purpose.  Making a difference in our world can be so easy if we just look up and around.  Will & Ivey's entire line of clothing and quilts are made in America.  This gives purpose to local artisans while keeping manufacturing in Tennessee alive and well.  Through a partnership with ToolLife and The Forgotten Initiative, Will and Ivey is giving back to communities and impacting the lives of children.  Read more about how W&I gives back.

With Will & Ivey, the fashion forward consumer will be inspired to live each day purposely while bringing hope to some of the world’s most desperate places.  Where world changers and fashion collide.

Size Chart

 

Size 

Height  Weight Chest Waist Hip Inseam

Sleeve Length

Newborn (0-3 months)

20-24 in 7-11 lbs 16 in 16 in 16 in 5.5 in 5.5 in

X-Small (3-6 months)

23-27 in 11-15 lbs 18 in 18 in 18 in 7 in 6 in

Small (6-12 months)

25-30 in 14-22 lbs 19 in 19 in 19.5 in 9.5 in 6.5 in

Medium (12-24 months)

29-35 in 22-27 lbs 20 in 20 in 20.5 in 11.5 in 7.5 in

Large (24-36 months)

33-38 in 26-33 lbs 21.5 in  21.5 in 22 in 13.5 in 8.5 in

4T

38-41 in 33-40 lbs 22.5 in 22 in 23 in  15.5 in  10.5 in

6T

41-46 in 40-50 lbs 24.5 in  23 in  25 in  18.5 in  11.5 in