how it started

Hi! I'm Erika. I started word strings in my college dorm room sophomore year. At first, I hand-embroidered all my pieces and offered custom sayings. Thus, the name word strings. I strung words onto your clothes and gave you the opportunity to wear them. 

Things started to take off, and I moved from my closet to our basement in my first college house. 


WLA Crews

a little time passed, and I taught myself how to screen print. My mom bought me a cricut for christmas + I designed one of my first screen printed options–– the Tie-Dye with love, always crewneck. These ended up making their debut and blowing up on tiktok, honestly putting me where I am today. 


Studio No. 1

Since then, I have graduated from college– wearing word strings under my gown and ran word strings from a studio space in downtown Bowling Green, Ohio. 

I love what I do and I cannot believe its my job. I am so thankful for each of you for helping my dreams come true. 


Onto the next!

In July, I moved to Columbus, Ohio and am currently working to start establishing Word Strings here! I am so excited to see what will happen in this chapter!