The KRIVE Shop

I recently found out about a new clothing brand and I wanted to tell you all about it. The KRIVE Shop ‘s main goal is to create clothing that is empowering, uplifting, and raises awareness about social and cultural issues. I got to do a small Q&A with the owner, Karla. So I’ll be sharing that today and featuring a few of their shirts in the post below.

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Does KRIVE have a special meaning?

KRIVE dates back to my elementary/high school days where I would draw in my sketchbook and sign them off with a KRIVE signature. The K is first initial to my first name, Karla. RIVE is a portion of my last name (maiden) which is Rivers. And since it’s my shop, what better way to name it than after myself?

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Greatness Is Within Me

Greatness Is Within Me Shirt $23.99+

Greatness lies within me! Believe it. Nothing else needs to be said.

Can you give a short summary of how the KRIVE Shop got started?

When I was in college I studied game design. But I couldn’t see myself being a game designer for the rest of my life because of everything that went into it and it’s hard to find a job in that industry. But in the midst of taking courses at Columbia College Chicago, I took a graphic design class and fell in love.

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When my father found out I switched to being a graphic design major, he gave me my first job, which was designing shirts for his organization’s’ convention. Seeing the look on people’s faces when they bought shirts that I designed and knowing that they would be wearing my designs really appealed to me. And that’s where my love of designing apparel began.

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Proud Black Nerd $17.99+

Nothing wrong with being nerdy! Be proud of it! This tank top for women is perfect to flaunt in warm weather or cool enough to work out in.

What do you want your customers to take away from your brand?

  • The shirts are designed and made to order by me.
  • The designs are original meaning you can’t buy these shirts anywhere else.
  • I shoot my own photos for each apparel’s listing on my website.

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Iconic (Unisex) Black Original

Iconic (Unisex) Black Original $20.99

Make a statement with this black long sleeve shirt.


You can find out more about The KRIVE Shop at:

Etsy: thekriveshop

Instagram: thekriveshop

Twitter: thekriveshop

Facebook: thekriveshop

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Originally Posted November 15, 2017

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