Carol Anderson is a still-active (as of May 2020) designer of womens’ clothing who started her namesake clothing line, Carol Miller California, from the garage of her Burbank home in 1977 together with her husband, Jan Janura, with a start-up fund of $800.00. She received breakthrough exposure with an order from Nordstrom later that same year.
Over the subsequent 25 years her collections were carried by Bloomingdale’s department stores as well as Nordstrom, and by specialty private boutiques across the United States.
Her work is found under the labels Carol Anderson California, Carol Anderson Collection, and more recently, CAbi, a multi-level marketing operation launched in 2002. CAbi operates in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. according to information found online. Sales are made in private homes by independent private sales agents called “Stylists.” The organization also has a charitable foundation dedicated to improving the lives of women entrepreneurs with microloans, among other activities.
Written by Linda Gile Acosta, Ysabel Vintage Online