Early in 2020 I had to shut down EatMoreKale.com when I lost my studio space. I spent that summer kayaking and hiking with Nikki Jo and had a blast. It was nice to take a break and try to catch some fish, but people kept asking me for shirts!
Still without a studio, I teamed up with my web guy who now lives in Colorado and worked with his team to get a new site setup and digitize my designs for print on demand.
Eatmorekale.com is back just in time for the holidays! We're offering all sorts of fun new sizes and colors in all your favorite designs. With new products being added daily.
How Eat More Kale Started
Nearly 20 years ago I was given a home T-shirt screen-printing kit. It consisted of a silk screen, a squeegee, a pint of black ink and a short instructional book. The book suggested that simple prints could be produced using hand-cut stencils. Sounded simple and off I went. "CHEESE" was my first print. It was a hit among my friends and co-workers. Having heard that I was printing t-shirts from home a couple of friends of mine, Paul and Kate of High-Ledge Farm, penned the phrase "EAT MORE KALE" when they special ordered two shirts from me for themselves. I must admit, I gave the design very little thought. I drew the letters and cut the stencil in less than 20 minutes. I printed their shirts and delivered them at the next farmer's market. The idea became "viral" before people knew what "viral" was, then quickly spread to all corners of the world.
I am a "one man show". For years it was farmer's markets and music festivals until a friend of mine built EATMOREKALE.com for me for $20. I print, package and ship each and every shirt from a small studio above my garage. I'm proud to say that EATMOREKALE.com has grown every year thanks to friends and customers like you.
I was born in the city of Blues, Rock n' Roll, BBQ and Elvis.....Memphis, TN. I've lived in Tennessee, Michigan, Missouri, Alabama, Georgia and Vermont. I received a History Degree from Samford University (B'ham, Al) in 1998. Before that I failed out of Auburn Univ and before that Rhodes College in Memphis. I liked college but was not very good at it. I now live in the state capital of Vermont, Montpelier, where I've been living since 1998. I love Central Vermont and plan to spend the rest of my days here.
I have two cool kiddos. Because I work from home, I'm lucky to get loads of play time with my kids. I'm a nut for a good documentary film. If I'm working in my studio, I'm also listening to music or watching a doc. film out of the corner of my eye. I play the drums poorly, and make folk art whenever so inspired. I ski and snowboard when I can afford it or find the time. In warm weather I love to swim when I can. Mostly though I like designing and printing t-shirts in my studio.
THANKS PLENTY FOR YOUR TIME AND INTEREST.
EAT MORE KALE!