Meet Clay

I’m Clayson, a designer and founder of Nova Supply co. born and raised here in Canada. I enjoy quiet and time alone. I find that when I am alone I’d look for an output of expression, whether it be poetry or clothing. I’m also a fanatic for older movies such as “Gone with the Wind” and “Guess who’s Coming for Dinner”. I also LOVE anime and cartoons. My few of my favorites are Steven Universe, Cowboy Bebop, Hunter x Hunter, and Adventure time. I have grown up in a religious household, which helps me be intact with my creative spirits. My mother is a strong, god fearing woman and I aspire to be just like my father, a humble and observant individual. I believe he really helped me become the creative I am today. Music is also another of my biggest inspirations, but nothing of this generation really catches me by surprise, except for Frank Ocean, Pharrell, and Tyler the Creator. I’m naturally an old head when it comes to music. Have my father to blame for that. Steven Wonder, Nate King Cole, Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennet, Babyface, Luther Vandross are a few of my favorites, though one artist sticks out among the bunch and that would be D’angelo. He played a huge role in my life and my crave for music. *Quietly sings “How does it Feel” * Jazz has always been my first love.

When it comes to mass media, I am disconnected. I usually don’t use a phone and don’t pay attention to social media much. The reason behind that is that I feel like it kills creativity. I don’t enjoy looking at other designers’ work. I want to be pure and organic when it comes to everything I create. My work habits might not be the healthiest, but it works best for productivity. I also enjoy studying fabrics and designing during the day while consuming in my inspiration, but when night falls, that’s when it’s most quiet. I put on the Jazz and spend the dark hours cutting and sewing till my hands ache and my body goes numb. My creative side of me is a night owl. It only wakes up after 12 a.m. I’m usually at peace while I sew. It makes me feel like I have no stress or anger inside of me while I do it, which leads into another situation: I hate selling my cloth, I feel like I am giving a part of me away. Since I pour my love into each and every single piece, it’s where I feel the most vulnerable, but I wouldn’t have it any other way

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