meet raney of rane made clothing
WHO ARE YOU? TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF!
I am Raney, or Rane, or Ranes. My family and friends call me all of the above! I am the oldest of 6 kids and the owner and maker of Rane Made Clothing. I have been sewing since elementary school and have been in love since the first stitch. Everything from trimming threads, to fixing my machines gives me life.
WHAT DO YOU MAKE?
I design and make comfortable and easy to wear clothing for women! I intentionally think through each item of clothing to make sure that it will be flattering to the female body and comfortable at the same time!
HOW DID YOU START AS A MAKER?
I started making clothing for myself as a hobby.. I always had a hard time shopping for clothing because I was so picky! I made a few items for myself and started to wear them out. My friends noticed the uniqueness of my clothing right away and wanted to buy them! I began with a few small pop-ups as an experiment and it has all snowballed into my full online and wholesale shop!
WHAT MAKES YOUR PRODUCTS THE BEST?
I personally design each item, cut the fabric from bolts, stitch each seam, and tag every item of clothing myself. Every piece is intentionally crafted and all online orders are made as they come in to prevent overstock waste! I have a small batch of one-of-a-kind items as well that can offer a more unique selection for those who want to have an even more special item!
TELL US ABOUT YOUR WORKSPACE!
I currently work out of my home. I have two industrial machines and one domestic. My large cutting table takes up most of my space.
TELL US ABOUT WHERE PEOPLE CAN FIND YOUR PRODUCTS?
I sell all of my permanent designs online at Ranemade.com. I keep a special set of more unique items and my fastest selling stock for markets and pop-ups! I sell at Indie Flea in Tampa, Florida and many others around central Florida! I have a Market Schedule page on my site for local shoppers. I also have a select group of stockists around the country!
WHERE ARE YOU FROM?
I am born and raised in Lakland, Florida. I have debated leaving a few times.. but I love it here too much! Our community for small business owners and makers here is so special and encouraging.
WHAT HAS BEEN MAKING YOU EXCITED LATELY?
There are so many new patterns I have been dreaming about lately.. I am excited to pattern and sew them! Summer holds a whole new rhythm of work for me, so I am looking forward to a busy summer.
IF YOU COULD LEARN A NEW SKILL, WHAT WOULD IT BE?
I would love to learn to throw pottery. I am fascinated with ceramics and have many hand thrown mugs and pieces from maker friends.
COFFEE OR TEA?
ARE YOU A MORNING PERSON OR A NIGHT OWL?
A night owl for sure! I have been known to work until 2/3 am in my busiest seasons. I don’t sleep in too terribly late, but I enjoy the evenings much more!
WHAT DO YOU WATCH OR LISTEN TO IN THE BACKGROUND WHEN YOU ARE MAKING?
Either the TV show Friends, or the Office….. My two favorites and I can always picture the scenes in my head. Occasionally I get into ted talks and put those on… When I’m feeling spunky I will jam to some Rap music in the background.
SHARE 5 FUN FACTS ABOUT YOURSELF.
- I am the oldest of 6 kids
- I am fifth generation in my home town
- I can crochet
- I am a pianist and singer
- Tacos are my favorite food!