our story

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ART-DRIVEN. PLAYFUL. HAND-MADE.

Each Brain Candy Ink piece is individually crafted, ensuring that no two pieces are identical. We hope that you can feel the energy and love that goes into your one-of-a-kind piece of artwear.

We select styles based on the softness and fit of the fabric – We carry comfortable and flattering styles that are easily dressed up or down and perfect for your active lifestyle. We are constantly evolving, expanding and introducing new styles, designs, and colors.

Each step of the design process – from the artwork, screen preparation, and printing, to the tagging and packaging – is carefully executed in the cozy Brain Candy Ink studio to ensure your piece is just right. Our recycled packaging is simple and sleek and can be personalized for special occasions.

We strive to create the highest quality product that we can and hope that your online shopping experience is easy and seamless. Please message us with any special requests or suggestions – we would love to make your ideas come to life

ABOUT THE OWNER

 

 Kristen - Founder of Brain Candy Ink

Kristen - Founder of Brain Candy Ink

 

Kristen is first and foremost an artist. She just so happens to also be owner, and sole operator of Brain Candy Ink. Her studio practice utilizes many mediums – pen and ink illustration, various printmaking techniques, and working with natural fibers and dyes – to create unique, handmade artwear. Kristen creates each piece from start to finish at the Brain Candy Ink studio in Asheville, NC, ensuring that each piece is unique and special in its own way. We hope that you feel the care and love that goes into the creation of each article of clothing.

Brain Candy Ink is inspired by nature in all forms – organic matter, pattern and sacred geometry. Layering mediums and processes helps to visually define the symbiotic subject matters that form a deeper understanding of the divine connection between all living things. Our respect for nature reflects in the studio practice in how our clothes are made. We use water based inks that are non-toxic to the environment and the wearer. We print almost entirely on American made clothing to reduce my shipping footprint. We also aim to produce as little waste as possible by reusing materials where we can.