Featured Designer: Zen Threads

Featured Designer: Zen Threads

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Introducing this month’s Featured Designer…Zen Threads! The company is truly as cool as its name sounds, as they are experts at printing custom vintage tees and urban home goods, while doing the whole process in an Earth-friendly way! The brains behind this California craftiness, is Brandy Smith, a local Sacramento artist and California State alum! Read on to learn all about Zen Threads from the ones who know it the best- The Zen Threads team!


10006932_10152261185999261_9058499342177677087_n1. Can you give a brief description of what your business is all about, in general?

Zen Threads is a Screen Printing shop based out of Northern California, that specializes in vintage inspired tees. We hand print every item in order to accommodate everyone’s personal preference in color and style, leading to completely one-of-a-kind designs.

2. What is the history behind your business?

Zen Threads was founded in 2009, when Brandy decided to take her degree in Art Studio and use it to follow her dreams. Eventually, Brandy took this knowledge of art, created our team who all shared her passion for design and vintage tees, and Zen Threads was born.

3. Where does your inspiration come from for your work? 10294462_10152219297014261_7418284477832791708_n

Zen Threads’ inspiration mainly stems from our home state, wildlife, plants, animals, and other oddities we love.

4. What is your favorite part about your business?

One of the best parts about Zen Threads, is that we’ve made a commitment to our earth and use a GREEN printing process, free from any harmful chemicals or solvents. Not only is it safer for the planet (and our shop) but water-based inks look and feel like they’re part of the garment – a key element in making your new favorite tee.

 5. What is your favorite craft that you make for your business?

We love special requests from our customers to see a different ink color or garment option for our designs. It’s fun to print something in a combination that we may not have ever thought of.

 6. Do you have any future plans for your business?

We plan to keep our store fresh by offering new designs and garment styles, colors, and sizes. We also hope to offer a larger variety of home goods in the near future.

10277425_10152212886519261_6980849113487205476_n 7. What advice would you give to someone who is aspiring to get into the craft business?

Think like a business owner first. You’ll find there are a lot of challenges with licenses, taxes, etc. Once you have those in order it’s much easier to focus on your craft. Believe in what you are selling and try to look at it like your customers would.



How could you not want to see more from Zen Threads? Head on over to their other websites to get more of this vintage greatness!

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Visit their website: Zen-Threads.com


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