Our Story

 
           Rosin Bean and Sasha Rose hanging out with our wonderful pup employees Solomon and Shelby

           Rosin Bean and Sasha Rose hanging out with our wonderful pup employees Solomon and Shelby

 

OUR STORY

There’s still so much beauty in this world, let us share a slice of ours with you. Kitchen Ink Apparel was, for all intents and purposes, an accident. Rosin began screen printing in her early 20’s. Back then, she printed patches onto recycled bed sheets and shared them through the San Francisco Bay Area. They were punk, they were political. Many of her early designs were simply gifts for friends, but she started selling them as a means to pay for a life on the road.

Our distinct DIY aesthetic soon found an eager audience at craft fairs and festivals and before long we were hitting the road and spreading the love to the rest of the country. Our inspiration was everywhere. The nature we saw and the people we met fueled our dreams. From the Pacific Ocean to the Appalachia Mountains, and everywhere in between, we were finding homes. But when we moved to New Orleans, we finally found a place that we wanted to put down roots. In this beautiful, old, and strange city we found community worth fighting for and friends worth sharing our lives’ with.

We believe in community. We believe in growing wild together. KitchenInk Apparel is an ode to New Orleans, to friendship, and to following your dreams.

If you happen to be in our neck of the swamp, please visit us in person! Our entire collection is available locally at the various art markets and pop-up shops around New Orleans.

 

 

OUR CREW

Rebekeh “Rosin” Kaplan is the proud creator and designer of KitchenInk Apparel, specializing in unique shirts for children and adults. When her Etsy store took off in the summer of 2008, she was hopping trains to Portland, Oregon with a backpack full of custom baby onesies and classic patches to launch her dreams. Today, she lives in the lower ninth ward with her two doggy children Solomon and Shelby, surrounded by strong community and constant inspiration. Rosin loves designing clothes for babies and children in particular, in the hopes that they too will follow their dreams and grow to create wonderful things.

Sasha Rose joined the Kitchen Ink team in the Spring of 2015. An avid car adventurer, Sasha arrived in New Orleans with no expectation of staying. But she found in this beautiful city something she never expected to have again; a place to call home. She also found, in Rosin, an incredible friend living out a rad vision. Sasha took Rosin's dreams and ran with them. Or at least, organized them a bit. As manager of Kitchen Ink, she is the business and administrative side of the equation. She's the one who answers your emails and packages your orders. If you have questions or concerns don't hesitate to ask!  Sasha lives in the 8th ward. She loves theater, writing, and is currently failing miserably at teaching herself piano.