September’s Give Back Grantee: Asociación Civil Los Pioneros

This season, Tea is partnering with The Global Fund for Children to give back to several organizations located in South America. This month, we’re featuring the Asociación Civil Los Pioneros in Callao, Peru. Learn more about this wonderful organization below.Asociación Civil Los Pioneros

3 Ways to Wear our Destination Denim

15JAS_W_02_250Very little is as sturdy and universally stylish as denim. The classic blue hues, rustic rivets and easy buttons go with just about anything and everything. Once you find a good pair of jeans, you know you’ll always be able to rely on their versatility and ease. We want little citizens to feel this way about our denim, so this fall we are introducing Destination Denim! Our styles are not just limited to jeans… We have overalls, a jacket and even a denim skirt! She’ll always be in style and feel at ease no matter where her travels take her. From the first day of school to picture day to monkey bars, she is sure to look great! See how we dress our denim…

Behind the Scenes: Soccer on Set

tea collection soccer

From on location to on set in the studio, soccer balls were by far the most popular prop we had for this fall’s photo shoot. Soccer (or fútbol rather) is the number one sport in South America, so we knew the sport needed to be incorporated into our shoot one way or another. The kids were thrilled when they learned they’d be running around playing soccer all day and we had to catch the pure joy in a candid fashion…

Round Up: Back-to-School Accessories

15JAS_SHOES_GIRLSThis year for back-to-school we’ve got you covered with these must haves! Backpacks in bright colors and geometric shapes. Sneakers and boots perfect for a run around the playground and adorable mary janes, picture ready for the first day (don’t worry, they’re great on the playground too!). And don’t forget, colorful necklaces to add a little something extra for the new year, new grade and whole new look. See our round up of must-have accessories perfect for your little citizen!

History of the Bowler Hat


The women of Bolivia are strong, empowered and fashionable. Their style is routed in traditional dress, with flourishes of color and embroidery. On the streets of La Paz, you will see the cholitas dressed in an outfit composed of a bowler hat (la bombin), a colorful shawl (la manta) and a long, full skirt (la pollera) with many layers of petticoats underneath. The bowler hat has been seen on people for more than 100 years… Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, even Mr. Potato Head. So how did they end up in Bolivia?

Behind the Design: Bolivian Embroidery

F15_TripPic_MH_ 2647It’s all in the details… take a close look! Our August designs were inspired by the markets of La Paz, Bolivia – a city filled with beautifully embroidered clothing. Everywhere you turn, you see brightly colored shawls, skirts and sweaters. We couldn’t believe how intricate every day wear was. We also had the chance to see traditional folk costumes worn during celebrations. These pieces too were embroidered with beautiful floral designs. Take a look at some of our girl’s pieces that feature our take on Bolivian embroidery.