WHO WE ARE
A MIX OF EAST AND WEST
Green Chilies is a women’s fashion line that caters to mid-sized women (sizes 8-14).
The clothing designs fuse Indian and Bangladeshi textiles with contemporary western
clothing. Fyza Griggs, the founder and designer, has a diverse background; she was
born in the United States but brought up by her Bangladeshi family. She started
traveling to Southeast Asia at the age of two. This upbringing brings that diversity
to life in her designs.
A SPLASH OF SOUTHEAST ASIA in WESTERN WOMEN'S WEAR
If you always have been drawn to Indian fabric and clothing but hoped for a more
tailored look, then Green Chilies is the clothing line for you. The vision of this clothing
line is to merge traditional Indian fabric with comfort and style that will then breed colorful, bright, and contemporary clothes.
THE INSPIRATION BEHIND GREEN CHILIES
Green Chilies founder and designer, Fyza Griggs, traveled the world since 2009. She explored and observed textiles and fashion in every country that she visited, but it was the Southeast Asian countries that struck the right chord for the genesis of Green Chilies.
While recently traveling through Bangladesh and India, Fyza again fell in love with the vibrant, rich, lightweight, breathable fabric. She searched for western “ready made” clothing that would have a more tailored look but only found garments that were loose, baggy and unflattering. After searching in many stores she decided that she needed to start a clothing line that would represent this style. Fyza has brought this inspiration to life!
WORDS FROM THE DESIGNER:
The development of Green Chilies was also created from a very personal perspective. I’ve worn between the sizes of 10 to 14 for most of my adult life and it’s extremely difficult to find fashionable clothing in most stores. Even if stores carry XL, the sizes tend to run small. Plus size stores or departments also don’t work for the "inbetweeners". They fit awkward and I find them very unflattering. My intention of creating and designing for Green Chilies is to provide clothing where we can feel confident, sexy and strong. Once we feel good about how we look externally then we can focus on just being ourselves, which will create confidence, authentically make us feel sexy and will give us the freedom to be courageous and strong.
Spice up your wardrobe with Green Chilies clothing!