The KRIVE Shop

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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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  • Reply bostonbookreader

    Wow this looks like such a nice brand and I love the meaning behind It!

    November 15, 2017 at 3:17 pm
    • Reply Erika

      I know, I’m glad that I got a chance to write about it

      November 15, 2017 at 3:34 pm
      • Reply bostonbookreader

        Seriously you did an amazing job!

        November 15, 2017 at 3:52 pm
        • Reply Erika

          Thank you! ☺️

          November 15, 2017 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply floweringink


    November 15, 2017 at 8:13 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you!

      November 15, 2017 at 8:39 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you

      November 15, 2017 at 8:40 pm
  • Reply Our Little Mountain Tribe

    This brand is so inspiring, I wish there were more brands out there with this kind of message behind them

    November 16, 2017 at 2:41 am
    • Reply Erika

      Me too, it would be nice to find more like them.

      November 16, 2017 at 3:43 am
  • Reply kaylaloves

    This brand sounds incredible! I will be checking them out for sure!

    November 16, 2017 at 10:01 am
    • Reply Erika

      Yay! Let me know what you think

      November 16, 2017 at 3:07 pm
  • Reply sophieheartsnet

    What a great idea, I love this post and the meaning of the brand! Keep up the good work!- x

    November 16, 2017 at 2:00 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you Sophie! I’m really glad you enjoyed it

      November 16, 2017 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply kindcultureuk

    This is brilliant 👌🏼😍

    November 16, 2017 at 6:04 pm
    • Reply Erika

      Thank you ☺️

      November 16, 2017 at 6:33 pm
  • Reply Sian

    I love how she created her brand – a really good read 🙂

    November 16, 2017 at 8:39 pm
    • Reply Erika

      I know! I think the best life decisions sometimes happen when we think about what will make us happy on down the years.

      November 17, 2017 at 3:03 am
  • Reply Judanna

    I love the meaning behind this brand! Their clothes are so nice!

    November 18, 2017 at 12:03 pm
    • Reply Erika

      I know! I was so glad that I got to do a blog post about them.

      November 18, 2017 at 1:20 pm

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