Crywolf was co-founded in Toronto, Canada, by long-time friends Rose Chang and Stephanie Drabik. Joining creative forces in 2005 while both pursuing post secondary educations at their respective universities (Rose at University of Toronto and Stephanie at Ontario College of Art and Design) they started designing and silkscreening t-shirts and making 1" buttons and started up an online store. A few years and many craft shows later, in September 2008, the two decided to re-group and invest a full-time effort into a bigger and better version of what they were doing and thus, Crywolf was born.
The main concept behind Crywolf is producing limited edition, collectible and affordable graphic tees, clothing and accessories. All of Crywolf's designs are based on Rose and Stephanie's drawings which they collaborate on. A strong DIY attitude has fuelled their work ethic and been their driving force since day one and continues to do so. From screen printing, sewing, and making buttons in their basement studios, the hands-on approach that they enforced from the beginning still remains.
In July of 2013, Stephanie and Rose opened their first brick and mortar store & studio on Ossington in downtown Toronto until June 2019. In October 2019 they found and re-opened in a new location in Koreatown, at Bloor and Bathurst. Alongside making and selling all things Crywolf at their store, they also sold a curated selection of goods from other artisans and companies. Then 2020 happened and they sadly had to close their Koreatown storefront in October 2020 - exactly a year after opening.
They have relocated their studio to their homes and are now operating solely online - back to their roots!