The Port of the Plains
Ocean & Sea
Brendan and Amanda O’Shaughnessy | Kansas City, MO | Microenterprise
With a passion for dreaming, Ocean & Sea is a clothing, prints and accessories brand. The business, founded in 2013, launched products this past year. Anticipate more to come in the next year, as Brendan and Amanda O’Shaughnessy have been dreaming up new ideas since the business’ inception. The couple collaborates creatively to create nautical themed goods with a sense of a daydream.
What flavor do you add to KC?
A little bit of sea salt.
What makes KC a great place to start and grow a business?
Kansas City is a tight-knit community that welcomes small businesses. There is an embracing sense of support from other creative minds, entrepreneurial companies, organizations, customers and stores.
What wisdom have you learned the hard way?
Don’t cut corners.
What does shopping local mean to you?
Shopping local means supporting the dreams of real people. We think it is important to invest in the community, culture and in the people around you.
What’s your next move?
We are in the midst of planning a large scale project that we can’t wait to share with everyone.
What are your last words?
We make waves.
Find your sea legs