Riley Uggla was born in Toronto, Canada, and grew up in the United Kingdom. She is the second youngest of four siblings. Uggla studied at Bradfield College, Berkshire, before enrolling in the Foundation in Fashion course at Istituto Marangoni in Shoreditch, London.
In August 2018, Uggla founded her first company, Riley Studio. In 2019, Riley Studio was awarded the Ecosia Green Leaf and the Eco-Age Brandmark. In November 2019, the company won the Fashion Brand of the Year title in the Sustainable Lifestyle Awards.
In April 2020, Uggla, her three siblings and their father founded The Uggla Foundation.
In December 2020, Uggla co-founded Renue The Label.
Riley is the Founder and Creative Director of Riley Studio, a luxury fashion brand driven by an ethos of environmental and social responsibility. With a focus on producing high-quality seasonless pieces, the company quotes simplicity and versatility as its two design pillars
In 2020 Riley co-founded Renue The Label, a contemporary lingerie brand that specializes in vegan-friendly intimates made from materials that can be “reused, regenerated and renewed”.
The Uggla Foundation was founded in April 2020 by Riley Uggla, her three siblings, and their father. The foundation focuses on three main areas: education, health, and access to the arts.