PASSION LED US HERE.
MRAY, pronounced muh-ray, IS An apparel and accessory LIFESTYLE BRAND DEDICATED TO INSPIRING ANd CULTIVATING CREATIVITY + SELF-EXPRESSION. Female owned business based out of greensboro, nc + Founded in 2017. Spreading female empowerment, body positivity, and self love across the world. OUR PRODUCTS FEATURE ORIGINAL DESIGNS WITH A DOSE OF POSITIVITY AND OCCASIONAL SARCASM.
THE NAME MRAY IS DERIVED FROM THE "M" FROM MARISSA + "RAY" FROM SHELBY'S MIDDLE NAME, WRAY. MRAY IS OWNED AND OPERATED BY MARISSA MONROE & SHELBY NEWSOME.
SOMETHING THAT STARTED AS JUST A DREAM TURNED INTO A BRAND - NOW A REALITY, WE STRIVE TO REMIND OTHERS AND OURSELVES, YOUR LIFE IS AND CAN BE WHATEVER YOU WANT IT TO BE. our mantra, short + sweet, live your life. HELLO + WELCOME TO MRAY.
marissa monroe, creative director | 90's baby + NC NATIVE, MARISSA IS A LOVER OF THE ARTS. FASHION, MUSIC, DESIGN + MORE. FORMER CORPORATE APPAREL DESIGNER + DEVELOPER, marissa is NOW a designer in her studio business, MARISSA MONROE STUDIO, AND THE LADY BEHIND DESIGN WITH MRAY. in january 2017, marissa's mother + best friend passed away + mray quickly became a creative and therapeutic outlet as the coping process began. having a creative design business was a dream of both marissa + her mother. her passion and drive are dedicated to the life of her mother, hedda mariea. MARISSA'S LIFE MOTTO IS THAT ANYTHING YOUR MIND CAN BELIEVE + CONCEIVE, IT CAN ACHIEVE - GOING HAND IN HAND WITH HER FAVORITE QUOTE, "SHE BELIEVED SHE COULD, SO SHE DID.." REMINDING HERSELF ANd OTHERS, ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE.
shelby newsome, operations + digital guru | BORN IN EL PASO, TEXAS, SHELBY now calls KERNersville, north carolina her home. while attending the university of north carolina at pembroke, shelby found a passion for service + grew to believe that there is no better way to grow than in the service of others. after receiving her b.s. in communications, shelby served as an americorps vista in savannah, georgia. continuing her forever lifestyle as a change agent, shelby now works in WSNC as a marketing + EVENTS MANAGER With the strong belief in the limitless potential that is in each of us, shelby hopes mray ignites you to continue on your journey of being you + putting good into the world.
let's talk | TO INQUIRE ABOUt wholesale, COLLABORATIONS OR custom PROJECTS, PLEASE EMAIL MRAY@MRAY.CO.