Birds Kept North was founded in North Dakota in 2012 as a creative outlet for Kelly Korver while she was still going to NDSU for Apparel and Textiles. She designed and created silk screened shirts and hand painted silk scarves that were inspired by North Dakota and the colors of nature. Birds Kept North’s product line grew to include knitwear, apparel for all ages, oil paintings, and upcycled creations. Now Kelly runs Birds Kept North full time, still designing and creating all products by herself. Her handmade product line can be found on Etsy as well as a fabric surface design line on Spoonflower, and her oil paintings on Fine Art America.