Kristen Kempton, Owner, Designer, Creator
Fink since 2007 – Sewing since 1999 – Lifelong Artist
Fink (Fashion + ink) is a collection of handmade garments created in my home studio. My name is Kristen and I am an independent artist and designer living in the vibrant Central West End neighborhood of St Louis.
Everything you see on iheartfink.com is made by me – I am a one woman business and make everything myself – from start to finish – right here in my studio.
I create my own fabric designs then make one of a kind, wearable-art pieces from my imagination.
I hand print all of my fabrics myself using silkscreens made from my original drawings and high quality fabric inks I custom mix per print. Hand pulled printing is a labor, time and material intensive process and well worth the effort!
I make each garment myself – one by one – without the use of sewing patterns. My process keeps each piece unique and very special.
Every garment is “everyday extraordinary” – you will look forward to expressing yourself while you participate in the adventure of being totally alive.
When you buy handmade, you are supporting the arts. Art inspires the soul; you are promoting a better and more beautiful world.
I can’t wait for you to wear Fink!
Then She Appeared
“Absolutely fantastic as all fink dresses! This is the perfect yellow-mustard color (and for me yellow is a very difficult color) with an amazing pattern in bright, gorgeous colors. The fit is superb, really flattering. Kristen is a goddess and she always makes me feel like one also through her one of a kind pieces. This dress is a masterpiece in all senses!”
“The best birthday present I could ever give to myself 😉 The design is GENIUS, it’s very flattering and comfortable. I love, love, love this top so much, and am so thankful I found Kristen and her magic fashion wizardly ways. xoxo”
“Perfect in every way! Beautiful hand printed material and so unique. Great material–flattering and well crafted. I’m a repeat customer, and will continue to be in the future!”
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