Renee Claire grew up in a small town in southern Ontario, Canada called Amherstburg. She spent time in the cold winters sewing clothes for herself in the basement, honing her sense of color, pattern and cloth and dreaming of being a clothing designer, living the California lifestyle as seen in photographs and on television.
In 1981, after college, Renee decided to load up her van with her few possessions and head to Los Angeles where she waited on tables in numerous restaurants by night, designing her dress and outwear collection by day. In the late 90's public interest in dresses declined and was replaced by sportswear and as Renee was delivering what she considered to possibly be her last collection of dresses to a local retailer, she saw a pair of pajamas in the window of the boutique and thought, "I could top that!". After scouring the marketplace she quickly realized that the current pajama offerings lacked sophistication and fine tailoring. She quickly learned how to make her own colored and patterned cotton textiles. As a consequence, BedHead was born!
Within three years the company was producing over 50,000 pairs of pajamas, all locally cut and sewn, culminating today in over 70 jobs and counting. The collection is in-house designed by Renee each season. BedHead is currently sold in over 1,500 boutiques worldwide, numerous department stores including Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom's, on the BedHead website, and in the BedHead store in West Hollywood. Renee lives in Los Angeles with her husband, painter, Lavi Daniel (http://lavidaniel.com/
) and her stepson Kelan.