- Carla Sue Greeting Cards & Gifts
Carla Sue is a fun and bold greeting card company that encourages everyone to be their authentic selves and take up space.
- Houston, TX
- On HELLA BLACK Since 2021
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Carla Lyles is a multidisciplinary artist, activist, and entrepreneur who hails from Alief in Houston, Texas. Carla first shared her passion for community service by creating The Haven, a grassroots organization that empowered the youth through the arts. Providing free arts activities to the community and local shelters. Currently, Carla's drive to support the community has manifested in Keep Houston Dope, a movement started during Hurricane Harvey to help bring the city together, and her business Carla Sue, a fun and bold greeting card company that encourages self-love and hopes to help destigmatize mental health, one greeting card at a time. She also created the Carla Sue Network, a home shopping network to highlight other small businesses which she hosted on Instagram during the first months of the pandemic.
Carla's art background began in music where she performed with the Houston Choral Society on a competitive level. By combining her desire for self-expression, her love of community, and her professional experience in project management, she created her flourishing and colorful business Carla Sue. You can find Carla Sue products in stores nationwide.
Carla's work has been featured by Houstonia Magazine and Huffington Post among others. She has been honored with Pop Shop America’s Maker Awards in the Best Prints and Paper Goods category. She is a 2020 Opulence Award Honoree for the work that she has done in the community, helping other small businesses during the top of the pandemic. Carla Lyles is a fellow of the esteemed arts program Artist Inc and in 2019 she was named one of the Top 10 Entrepreneurs Who Turned Their Hobbies into a Successful Career by Entrepreneur Magazine.