Growing up, Alison, from Colorado, and Nicholas, from Ohio, both dreamed of going to art school. In 1999, they got there, and it wasn’t long before they were making each other mixtapes. Even in their early days of dorm room pizza, midnight coffee runs, and blossoming Ohio pride, they both knew they had found the other half to their collaboration. With her degree in fashion and his focus on screen printing, there was no way they couldn’t combine talents to provide the most classifresh (classic and fresh) inventory to all of the world.
Alison Rose, your #1 supplier of super sweet stuff, officially opened up in 2003. This homegrown company was established as a way to work towards entrepreneurial independence, to keep artistic spirits alive, and to justify hauling the half-ton printing press from place to place.
Flash forward to now and you’ll find Nicholas and Alison married (to each other!) and living in Columbus with their two cats, Grace and Flannel. They’re still eating pizza and that crazy-huge press has a permanent home in their very own shop! They continue to work hard listening to those same mixtapes as they spin whirlwinds of ink and polyblend thread.
Alison Rose, although named after her, is certainly one half of him, and each item they make is proof of their partnership. Their store features wallets, handbags, accessories, and apparel – all hand-printed with love!