Meet our team

Claudia Amaya

President/Owner

Claudia Amaya is the owner of Grace Apparel Production since 2017. She is a Fashion Designer and Apparel Manufacturer for more than 20 years. Claudia Amaya started on the Fashion Business in a very young age. It is Claudia’s mom who inspired her fashion career forever.

Claudia’s mom took her to a draping and sewing class when she was 4 years old since then she knew she loved fashion more than anything else and she was destined to have a life stitch to the world of Fashion Design and Clothing Manufacturing.

Claudia’s mother opened a trimming and fabric store when she was 5 years old. The store succeeded for over two decades. This was Claudia’s introduction to many Patternmakers, Seamstresses and Tailors at that time she learned everything that was related to sewing and how important is to know that Fashion evolves daily. She started designing and making her own clothes since those days.

Claudia moved to New York City when she was 24 it was there when enrolled at FIT Fashion Institute Of Technology to continue her career. She has worked for many Designer Labels who saw her dedication and talent as Yigal Azrouel, Nili Lotan, Avenue Montaigne, Lola Faturoti, Olga Kapustina, and Jungle mainly on Apparel Production Management. Additionally she studied back home Fashion Design/Industrial Apparel Design at IFES Istmo University Guatemala and worked 3 years in cotton twill and denim design, manufacturing and garment wash.

Since 2017 she opened her business in New York Garment District, she has been manufacturing sampling and production for Manuel De La Cruz, Karolina Zmarlak, J Mendel, Prince & Bond, Ark & Ward, Nina McLemore, Alexia Admor, Sister Swim, Laviano Design Studio, Kes NYC, Olga Kapustina, Charlotte Brody, Sophie Finzi, Amanda Uprichard, Kiki De Montparnasse, Indo Lami, Kristian Loren, Nuyu, Summer Wilder, Lauren Tormenta, Children Apparel Network, Cynthia Rowley, Olga Kapustina, Zepherina, Still Here, Casa Borell, Zafer Kamal, APD Amy Page Deblasio, Carolyn Tower, Victoria Gagne, Rubin & Chapelle, Jolie Enfants Couture, Honey P, Colorant, Bow And Knot, Intent Style, Morgane Le Fay and many others.