Karlie was started in 2003, founded on Christian principles. 

Karlie has been blessed with phenomenal growth. They began shipping from their garage in Dallas, Texas and have now grown into a 7,500 sq. ft. warehouse. The line is now sold in over 500 boutiques and specialty stores. Karlie was nominated for a Dallas Fashion Award in their first year in business.

Karlie is a family business, started by Charlie & Karen Brown. Charlie has been in the apparel business for over 50 years and is "still somewhat normal." He is “The monkey out front” and answers to Karen who is CEO. The line is named for their daughter, Karlie, who is VP of Operations. Lauren Pearson, their niece, is Creative Director and makes everyone look good.