How we started
After spending every vacation since the early 1980’s in the Caribbean, Kris and CW decided to make it their home. They both had worked in corporate jobs so escaping reality to snorkel, dive & sail became a habit they didn’t want to stop. The addition of a family sailboat in the BVI prompted Kris to trade in her briefcase & business suit for an underwater camera, snorkel & fins.
In 2008, they sold everything, moved to St. Thomas and opened Fish Face. It started with Kris’ underwater photos, then the addition of a Batik Clothing line designed by friends and made in Bali. And over time they added more local artists from the islands that they had met over the past years of sailing.
How We've Grown
Kris focused on the buying and selling, and CW was in charge of setting up the business end of things. They grew from a shared 50 sq. ft. kiosk in a marina to a 500 sq. ft. store in Charlotte Amalie to their current 1500 sq. ft. location in Palm Passage, Charlotte Amalie. What made this possible were the amazing artists they met and sought out along the way.
Their featured clothing line, HIHO, comes from a family in the British Virgin Islands and features high quality cotton, linen and UPF50 clothing which protects against the sun. The Fish Face Batik line is now designed by Kris, and still made in Bali by the same family. They carry glass art by Ray, Paradise Pearls, made by long time friend & employee, Christi, and recycled art by Sylvie, all living on Water Island. Artists from throughout the Caribbean produce amazing paintings, metal & wood sculpture and beautiful jewelry. All things that aren't locally made are created by either Fair Trade Companies or family & friends. Stop in & have fun with the crazy ladies of Fish Face! We love to help & laugh! Their favorite comment from their customers is:
“Wow! This is what we’ve been looking for! Something unique, local & different!”