About Brendan & Kristina
Cape Shark began April 20, 2014. From 2014 to 2016 Brendan produced many different colors and patterns of stickers. In 2016 customers began to ask for the logo on clothing and hats. For the first run of T-Shirts he went to a local screen printer. Outraged with how pricey it was and realizing there would never be potential for wholesale within reasonable margins, Brendan took to YouTube. He started searching everything there was to know about screen printing but he wanted to do it right, the eco friendly way! Brendan taught himself how to screen print on YouTube!
Fast forward to June 3, 2017 Brendan was at the local bar, The Chatham Squire. He met Kristina and her best friend and asked them to model hats for Cape Shark. Kristina oh so confidently stated “I have a bigger brain than just for hats, I can help you with your company” Now this is the first time she had seen his logo but she knew it was a hit.
Kristina has always had an eye for fashion and loves creating. In high school her after school job was at an embroidery shop in her home town of Bridgewater. She went to Framingham State University for 2 years for Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. After leaving school she moved to Cape Cod and worked sales for a local screen printing company. Meeting Brendan she knew Cape Shark was it and after 1 year of working for Brendan she left her job and has been with Cape Shark since. Oh and yes, they did fall in love and become a Power Couple.
March 1st 2020 we moved into our new production and retail building. A week later a Global Pandemic hit. Unsure how we would be able to sustain while not being able to open we adjusted our business. When the CDC announced all humans, not just essential workers, had to wear a face mask, we got to sewing. Within 2 weeks Kristina taught Brendan how to sew and 2,000 Masks were handmade. Partial of our Mask sales went to Chatham Coronavirus Relief Fund. We also donated over 600 masks to people in need as well as our local Cape Cod Hospital.
July 1, 2020 we opened our doors to our very first Brick and Mortar. The response has been amazing and meeting all of you has been the cherry on top. Our Summer 2020 ended up being spectacular. Due to the amazing response we outgrew our new production/retail location in just 6 months. We kept our retail in the same building but moved all production to a 3,200sqft production facility here on Cape.
July 30, 2022 Brendan and Kristina got engaged on an Atlantic White Shark Conservancy boat while looking at Great White Sharks! It was Shark Week and the most perfect day! We have had the most amazing 3 Summers in our store front and we cannot wait for Summer#4!!
After October 2023 we will be relocating to a brand new store a few doors down. Follow along on Instagram to watch our journey of making a brand new store that will be opening November 2023!
We cannot thank you all enough for the love and support you have shown us. Thank you and Cheers to a Happy and Healthy Summer 2023!