Shara Dorris is the designer, artist and creator behind Octopus Ink Clothing. Octopus Ink was born in 2007 from an experiment with clay and printmaking and has since transformed into the embodiment of Shara’s heart and spirit.
When she draws, she uses her surroundings as her inspiration…and she spends as much time under the water as possible! She’s dove with sharks, paddleboarded next to whales, swam with stingrays and raised penguins. She’s been stung by a jellyfish, wrapped up by an octopus, and has spent long nights on the beach waiting for sea turtles to hatch.
She’s passionate about sea life conservation and loves the idea of creating functional art that is eco-minded, unique, comfy to wear, and easy to recycle. That’s what she strives to do!
Through her business, Shara has been fortunate to meet like-minded people and watch the Octopus Ink community grow. Little pieces of her heart can be found on the trails, at local farmers markets, music festivals and beaches everywhere!