About Bright Stripes
After working in the Toy & Children's Product world for over 25 years combined, Sabre Mrkva and Eric von Stein started their dream company, Bright Stripes, in 2018. With a shared love of all things craft and DIY, they believe in the power of creative play to empower kids to create the world they want to live in.
Our Secret Formula:
Sabre Mrkva: Heart, Ingenuity + Business Savvy
Eric von Stein: Creative Vision, Graphic Panache + a Passion for Toys and Design
Eric has been making and selling his own creations since he was 6 years old, when he started a business selling soft-sculpture magnets door to door. He later went on to study Toy Design at FIT in NYC, where he learned the ins and outs of industrial design, childhood development and toy concepts, and has been working in toys for the past 13 years. With eyes on the design world, popular culture and the maker-space, Eric creates toy concepts, packaging, branding, and product designs for Bright Stripes.