Kavan Allen is a Leader, Philanthropist, Youth Pastor, Transformational Speaker
and the friendliest guy you’ll ever meet! He loves people wholeheartedly and this
infectious quality is the heartbeat of House of Clay and every organization he is involved in.
Keisha Allen is very kind, empathetic, full of wisdom and a nurturer at heart. Her
soft-spoken, calm demeanor is very captivating and she effortlessly brings
assurance and serenity to her surroundings.
It is these reassuring qualities that make brides feel safe with her and are willing
to trust not just her knowledge and skills, but also her intentions.
Our Brand Pillars
"Every BODY is Beautiful." At Clay, we truly believe this, and we take pleasure in dressing women of ALL shapes and sizes. Every woman deserves to feel beautiful. Our duty is to ensure that your dress fits your body beautifully and not the other way around.
Women have been wearing labels for centuries, some of which have made us insecure. It is unfortunate that today the labels we wear in our clothes have had damaging effects on our self-esteem and we often get trapped in a numbers game. But you are not a number... You're BEAUTIFUL!
Every single detail matters to us, and because of this, premium quality craftsmanship is always guaranteed. Your wedding dress is the most important dress you'll ever wear and creating it is a privilege we do not take lightly.
Woven into our brand DNA is Sublime Tailoring, Elaborate Fabric Manipulation Techniques, Couture Construction & Finishes, and a lot of Love!
Made in Jamaica
Jamaica is notorious for putting our best "on the map"...
Reggae Music - Bob Marley & "The fastest man alive" - Usain Bolt.
All our clothing is handcrafted in Jamaica with the highest standards of quality, and we are confident in putting our brand on display for the world to see and experience.
"Now, even if you're not getting married in Jamaica, you can take a piece of Jamaica with you when you choose to wear 'Clay' on your wedding day."
- Kavan Allen -
About Our Founders
@kavan_allen at "Queens & Nobles" Event 2017.
Kavan Allen is a Leader, Philanthropist, Youth Pastor, Transformational Speaker and the friendliest guy you’ll ever meet! He loves people wholeheartedly and this infectious quality is the heartbeat of House of Clay and every organization he is involved in.
Kavan started his career in banking at the Bank of Nova Scotia and gained valuable experience in various departments within BNS for over five years. A little over a year after marrying Keisha, Kavan left his job at the bank to focus on building the Clay empire and pursue ministry (creating avenues for youth to connect with God and change the world) full-time.
He is the author of the book "The Father Wants Sons Not Servant" and founder of Revolution Ministries (r-EVOL-ution with LOVE at the centre). Coached in business by Marcia Woon Choy of Action Coach - #1 Business Coaching firm in the world and was Valedictorian of Diageo’s Learning for Life - Project Entrepreneur program.
Since then Clay has grown exponentially as he constantly seeks opportunities to grow the brand – taking care of business so his "partner in love" can focus on making our brides' dreams come true.
Keisha Allen is very kind, empathetic, full of wisdom and a nurturer at heart. Her soft-spoken, calm demeanor is very captivating and she effortlessly brings assurance and serenity to her surroundings. It is these reassuring qualities that make brides feel safe with her and are willing to trust not just her knowledge and skills, but also her intentions.
Keisha has worked in bridal for over a decade and has dressed numerous women - of all shapes and sizes over the years. She has an adept understanding of the transformative power of fit and construction and a keen eye for details. She is extremely meticulous, and a master couturier. Her designs often feature elaborate fabric manipulation techniques, exquisite lace details, delicate hand-beading, and sublime tailoring masterfully executed with couture finishes.
She is a Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship Caribbean 2013 alumni, HEART Trust NTA - Spirit of HEART Trophy 2007 winner and the 2017 winner of Helen G's Design A Wedding Dress Competition.
Keisha, having struggled with insecurities about her body(size) and having noticed that most women regardless of their size have some sort of insecurity about their bodies, curated and carefully developed the "Evolve Size Guide" based on similarities she found in the dimensions of women she has dressed over the years. But instead of attributing women's dimensions and proportions to numbers or letters, each size was given a name.
It works similar to general women's wear size charts where your bust, waist, and hip measurements are required to determine your size, but instead of a size 12 or Large, you may be "Stunning".
Kavan & Keisha with model Milan at "Queens & Nobles" 2017 Bridal Presentation.
Together, Kavan & Keisha have three beautiful girls; Tehillah, Karar-Kharis & Judah.