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Chive Talkin is edgy education. We replace words with herbs in edgy slogans and graphics.

Chive Talkin

We believe in doing NOTHING according to status quo. We act different, think different and question EVERYTHING. We seek inspiration, constantly create, do what we love and vow to NEVER stop growing.

(we just happen to make really cool shirts and products)

Chive Talkin is a movement, and the graphic apparel is just the start to building brand awareness and allowing us to keep expanding into new product lines.  We blend comedy, satire and a whole lot of crazy into our personal mission to SPREAD THE HERB!

The illustrations and designs are hand rendered and laid out solely by us. We are looking for the money to set up the screens and cover printing costs.  We have some limited amount of blanks ready for print, but need to order more inventory as well.  We don't cheap out on design or quality.   AND WE'D LIKE YOUR SUPPORT TO HELP US DO THAT!

THE HAND RENDERED ILLUSTRATIONS

There are 2 print options.  Each limited edition print will be signed and numbered and printed on archival, museum quality paper.  The perfect gift for that foodie, gardener, cooking or herb enthusiast you don't know what to get!

LIMITED EDITION HERBAL FACE MASK PRINT Hand sketched by co-founder and couture designer Jackie Jones, this artistic original herbal mask draws you in with its eyes and then leaves you to discover all the hidden herbs and spices therein.  Perfect to hang in the kitchen or dining room - great conversational piece.  Cumin see if you can find the nearly two dozen herbs/spices represented?

LIMITED EDITION KISS MY ANISE PRINT Hand sketched by co-founder and couture designer Jackie Jones, this retro-stylized star anise is blowing you a great big kiss!  Curves and lines combine with plant and sensuality for a truly unique art nouveau piece that will look great anywhere - book shelves, walls, guest rooms and always great in the kitchen.  And if you ever have any complaints about your culinary ways, just point to this print and tell them to kiss your anise!



The Spice Six Pack

A handmade hardwood maple spice crate is ENTIRELY  Michigan made and employs four small businesses!  Six 8 ounce French Square glass bottles hold the best and freshest spices:  Garlic, Cayenne Pepper, Bay Leaf, Paprika, Turmeric and Cumin! 

Our labels provide you with the amazing vitmain and mineral contents of each spice as well as the medicinal value and some great recipe ideas.

PERFECT FOR ANY COOK, FOODIE, CAMPING, TAILGAITING!

Just simply a gorgeous package that you will love having out and using!

Graphic Apparel

Don't go bustin a NUTMEG when you gaze upon our trademarked slogans and graphics.  That's right you bland bettys - we create, design and lay out every style so you can laugh, learn and SPREAD THE HERB!

We don't leave you mushroom to ignore Chive Talkin...and why would you?  The fact that all of our black long and short sleeve shirts are 100% Organic MADE IN THE USA and are ALL printed locally should blow your minty minds.

Ask not what your coriander can do for you, but what you can do for your coriander.  All this and more brought to YOU by the fungals of Chive Talkin.

YIPPEE CAYENNE MOTHER PEPPERS!Drinking a tsp. of cayenne in warm water can do the following:
* May help STOP A HEART ATTACK and equalize blood pressure!
* Shrinks hemorrhoids
* Rebuild tissue damaged by frost bite and ulcers
* 44% of Vitamin A in 1 TBS added to dishes!

KISS MY ANISE!* Mix essential oil into shampoo as insecticide when kiddies have lice
* Anise tea with honey will calm your cramping PMS anise right down!
* High in Iron for those anemic peeps in the crowd!

DON'T BE A DILL WEED!* Add a cup of fresh sprigs to your rice dish for Vitamins A and C and Calcium!
* Protect against carcinogens - neutralize that cigarette smoke!
* High anti-bacterial properties - throw some in the veggies, eggs or soup!

DON'T STOP BAY-LEAFING!(Yes it shows here with the MSU Spartans logo, but it will be the Chive Talkin logo in your order, unless you want the sparty on there!)
Do you scratch, itch, swell, have headaches or emanate odd odors?
* Add strong tea of bay leaves to bath to relieve athletes foot and insect bites
* Drink bay leaf tea with honey for rheumatism, colic, rancid gas, migraines
* Improves immunity and nervous system functions

HYPER COLOR IS BACK!  These shirts change color with your body heat and go back to their original color as it cools back down! (don't worry, the effect disburses like tie die so you won't have neon pits!)* Processed right in Roseville, Michigan
* Will last through years of washing and drying - just NO bleach!
* Jesus Died For The Cinn-A-Man!  The only shirt left and available in our  religious mustard seed line!
*Cinnamon regulates blood sugar levels for diabetes - sprinkly some in your coffee, oatmeal or toast!

JUICY CHIVE TALKIN LIPS!One of our top 10 for sure!  The lips on the left are hypercolor ink and will change from dark purple to bright pink (as seen here) with your body heat. 
Let your lips do the chive talkin in these super soft classic shirts!


THE CRAZY ANTICS & MISFIT MASCOTS

We can Chive Talk just about any topic - it's infectious!  Here is just a sampling of the Chive Talkin spin on politics!

This video in no way reflects the political views of either the co-founders or the company - it is purely for entertainment purposes and to show the ability to "Chive Talk" any topic - even as diverse as politics!

HERBAL BETTY-NO WORDS CAN DO JUSTICE!

Herbal Betty (Betty VanSteenburg) experienced a full psychotic snap after failing out of a prestigious culinary school in upper state New York.  She's taken it upon herself to represent Chive Talkin's main mission of Spreading The Herb.  We've all but given up trying to control this crazed woman who shows up creating herbal calamity at any public appearance.

Here, we gave her the last couple minutes of the launch event of Detroit Fashion Week 2011 - knowing that if we did not she would come create havoc and mayhem for Chive Talkin regardless.

For those who can't get enough of Herbal Betty - check out her garage film days at these links (surprise in the last 20 seconds of each clip): 
Herbal Betty: Rosemary & Crime
Herbal Betty:  Fennel Affliction

THANK YOU FELLOW MOTHER PEPPERS!

We are truly excited to start spreading the herb through the Chive Talkin phenomena!  Thanks for supporting us, our crazy ways and our burning desire behind the dreams!

Don't hesitate to drop a line with comments or questions - or if you think you have a knack at Chive Talkin yourself - bring your best pepper - we love getting in the ring with our fans!

FAQ

  • Are all prints available as t-shirts? The Herbal Face Mask is not yet available on a t-shirt, but we are considering that for future projects along with Herbal Betty prints.
  • When can I choose which print/shirt I want? Once the project funding ends, we will send all backers a questionnaire asking for their t-shirt/print selections, sizes, etc.  We will also get the shipping addresses at that time.
  • Who really IS Herbal Betty?  Oh, nice try sneaky sumacs!  Herbal Betty's true identity is a mystery to most....some believe her father to be the late Fire Marshall Bill.

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    We will e-mail you wallpapers of both illustrations (Kiss My Anise and the Herb Art Mask) for all your devices small to large - smartphones to laptops

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    You'll get a USA handmade seeded paper bookmark with the Chive Talkin logo, culinary, and medicinal uses of lavender printed directly on it and a PDF of all the medicinal, nutritional uses and applications of lavender. Use it, abuse it, then toss it in some dirt, add water and watch it sprout lavender to start spreading the herb! + the wallpapers in Reward #1. Shipping included. $3 additional outside USA.

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    ONE limited edition signed and numbered 5 x 7 print of your choice between Kiss My Anise and Herbal Art Mask hand designed graphics - on archival, museum quality paper.

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    ONE long-sleeve MADE IN USA screen print T-SHIRT with the herbs printed down the sleeves. You choose between "Spread The Herb" and "What's In Your Rack?". PLUS all the wallpapers. Shipping included. $10 additional outside USA.

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    Six Pack Spice Crate PLUS your choice of one limited signed print! This entirely Michigan-Made hardwood maple spice crate helps employ 4 Michigan businesses! Beautiful 8 oz square French glass bottles contain the essentials - Gar-lic It Up! Yippee Cayenne Mother Pepper! Don't Stop Bay-Leafing! Cumin Get Some! God Bless Tur-merica! and Pinch My Paprika! Shipping included. $20 additional outside USA

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    JUST SHORT SLEEVE SHIRTS! A set of FOUR t-shirts of your choice. PLUS all the wallpapers. Shipping included. $12 additional outside of USA.

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    ALL THE SHIRTS! A set of all SIX short sleeve t-shirts. Or any six of your choice. PLUS all the wallpapers. Shipping included. $15 additional outside USA.

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    A video of Jackie and Daphne will be made especially for you. We will "Chive Talk" any topic of your choosing to the level of edginess and spiciness you think you can handle. We reserve the right to refuse a topic. Also includes BOTH limited edition 5 x 7 museum quality paper prints PLUS ONE t-shirt of your choice, PLUS all the wallpapers and seeded lavender bookmark. Shipping included. $10 additional outside of USA.

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    THE GHOST PEPPER PLEDGE!!! Choose between Daphne and Jackie or Herbal Betty and her side kick to come bust a nutmeg at your corporate event, family gathering, private party, etc. We will fly anywhere to you within the continental USA and open, host, MC or spice up any bland function or cook a full five course meal and entertain six people at your home, along with shirts for everyone

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