We go there. We travel to discover. To dream. To connect. We want to open up the world for all little citizens – whether it’s exploring a new place or having a new experience in a new neighborhood. This fall, when it came to casting models for our catalogs, we skipped our usual agencies and instead, went to Japan! We wanted to connect and meet local families and we were thrilled to find such a mix of culture background. We met some pretty adorable and imaginative kids, and today we’d like to introduce them to you!
In Japan, it’s tradition for parents or grandparents to present a child with a randoseru, or firm-sided backpack, when they begin their first year of school. Children use their backpacks until they graduate from grade six. Sometimes the school requires a certain color of backpack—in the past it was always red for girls, black for boys. But in recent years as attitudes toward gender stereotypes have begun to shift, more colorful versions of randoseru have become more popular.
Meet Marya, our latest Foreign Correspondent who traveled with her family through Japan this past spring. Here, she shares a personal story of their experience and how they all fell in love with Japan again, on their second trip there as a family.
To help everyone at Tea “go there,” we make a yearly contribution to each employee for international travel and exploration. Upon their return, our Tea travelers write a blog post to share their adventures with all of us (and the world)! Katy, Tea’s t-shirt graphic designer, traveled through Uganda and Rwanda on a quest to see every primate. Here she shares her jungle adventures.
Meet Ashley Muir Bruhn of Hither & Thither, where she shares stories about life and travel, and continues to inspire us all. We’re so lucky to have Ashely as a Tea Brand Ambassador and we’re excited to share her beautiful travelogue she put together after her family trip to Italy. Read on to learn more.
Over the past few days, we’ve introduced you to a group of amazingly talented women. They are moms, small business owners and entrepreneurs, friends and all around good people (among many other attributes). We feel incredibly lucky to have them as our Tea Brand Ambassadors. Today we introduce you to Kate Brightbill. Read on to learn about her family, her favorite Tea item and a round up of her favorites books for little citizens!
Up next in our Tea Brand Ambassador series is Danielle Schaffer. You may recognize her kids from our Italy catalogs. Her crew drove up from San Diego after being casted as part of our “real kids” campaign this spring. Read on to learn about her family, her favorite Tea item and don’t miss her family’s DIY project around a reward system for the kiddos.