This past fall, inspired by our designers’ discoveries and excited to kick off our new Citizens FC program, Tea co-founder and CEO, Leigh Rawdon, embarked on an Italian adventure with her family. Like little boys (and girls!) everywhere, Leigh’s sons, Adam (9) and Matthew (7), were in awe of the many things in Italy that went fast. From vespas to high speed trains and everything in between, the boys got to see the inspiration behind our newest graphics first hand.
The ancient art form of origami has been handed down from parent (or relative) to child through many generations, all over the world. The word origami comes from the Japanese words “ori” which means “folding” and “kami,” which means “paper.” To make origami, paper is folded in many different ways to form beautiful creations. Origami art is a highly revered art form in Japan. It was once taught in schools, but today, children learn the craft at home.
Origami served as inspiration for our newest collection, particularly on our Boy’s Origami Graphic Tee. The graphic on this tee is of a origami crane. The crane is perhaps the most well-known origami model. It is also the international symbol for peace. While it may look hard, origami just takes some practice! Learn how to make an origami crane and pass the art form down to your little citizen.
Each season, our in house artists create unique graphics for tees. They paint, sketch, stamp and piece together the graphics you love. We take pride in not only our design process, but in the story behind each graphic. Each destination we travel to, we work to represent a handful of native animals. We love to learn about their behavior and habitats. We know our little citizens love animals, too! Patagonia is a land rich with animals, many of them relatively unknown to our own little citizens. The animals in Patagonia and throughout South America inspired and influenced the design of our newest graphics. Read on to see the graphics up close and learn about the animals behind them.
We all know shopping for everyone on your list is a daunting task, especially when each little citizen has their own unique personality. This holiday season, we want to make things just a bit easier for you. We’ve put together the perfect outfits that are easy to gift, whether the little boy in your life is always on the hunt for adventure or he prefers to be at home reading about it, we have you covered!
Our newest baby boy graphic tee styles are inspired by the animals and landscapes we saw on our trip to the Southern most tip of South America. We took a road trip through the Andes mountains and ended in Patagonia, a land of magnificent views and glaciers. We saw guanacos (the cousin of the llama), condors, beautiful sunsets and glaciers galore. We came back so inspired by all we had seen and we think it really plays out in our graphics. Keep reading to learn more about the inspiration behind our adorably cool graphic tees for our littlest citizens.
Tis the season for family photos! While the task may seem daunting, we’ve got you covered when it comes to the outfits. This holiday season, you’ll find we’ve put together a sibling shop, making holiday photo styling easier than ever. Love a dress for your daughter, but not sure what will work for your son? Not to worry! We’ve put together 5 picture-perfect outfits that you’re going to love!
This fall, as we launch our latest collection inspired by the plains and prairies of the La Pampa region of Argentina, our accessories become a whole lot cozier and our shoes, a little more rugged. Soft scarves and knit hats will keep them warm as temperatures drop. Smartwool socks to keep toes toasty. Boots that will lead your little citizens on expeditions through school halls and jumping into the leaves. See what’s new at Tea!