If you talk to Sandra Ney for more than a couple of minutes, you’ll hear about two things—her children’s clothing company, Will & Ivey and Tennessee Alliance for Kids.
Ever 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. She started a children’s clothing line in 1992 but shortly after her husband’s band moved them to Nashville where she put design on hold to raise their 4 children.
Living in Nashville for the past 25 years, Sandra has had the opportunity to be a wardrobe stylist for many TV shows and bands in town, as well as to design for Trisha Yearwood and Wynonna Judd. In 2011 Sandra was invited to design for a new denim company called Southern Blues Denim Co. This reignited 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, Will & Ivey.
"The mission of Will & Ivey is very simply to weave peace and purpose through fashion," says Sandra.
Sandra and her husband, Karl, live in Brentwood, Tennessee and have four grown children.