QUICK NOTE: This three part series is specific to our kid’s tees and was written before we stepped into Adult & Dog Clothing and our Simply Loving Animals Collections.¬† But you’ll still get the jist of what we do around here and see some fun photos if you read them. ūüėČ

If you haven’t figured this out yet… I am INSANELY excited about the hand-printed shirts in¬†our new Animal Rescue Collection! ¬†(This is a 3 part series. ¬†Click to read Part 1: Made in the USA¬†or¬†Part 3: Organic, Eco-friendly, Sustainable)

Each shirt is unique, with its own personality, printed by hand in my shop.

Yep that’s right! ¬†I personally draw designs, burn screens, and print every single shirt that leaves my shop here in L.A. ¬†My favorite part of doing this is that NOT ONE ITEM IS THE SAME¬†as the next.

If we’ve been lucky enough to see you at a show, you know what I mean. ¬†Some shirts have a light, “vintagy” print, while some have a bold, sharp print. ¬†And others fall all over the spectrum between those two opposites!

There are probably 100 factors that play into the final look of each shirt. Are you curious how the process works?

Trendy Little Sweethearts | Hand-printed, Eco-friendly, Animal Rescue tshirts for kids
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QUICK NOTE: This three part series is specific to our kid’s tees and was written before we stepped into Adult & Dog Clothing and our Simply Loving Animals Collections.¬† But you’ll still get the jist of what we do around here and see some fun photos if you read them. ūüėČ

There are SOOOO many options for kids clothes these days, and honestly 99% of them are SUPER CUTE, right?! ¬†I love shopping for clothes for my kids. ¬†But when I started selling kid’s clothes a couple of years ago, I quickly learned that not all kids clothing is created equal, not even close. ¬†And most clothing¬†harms Mother Earth a lot more than you would think.

Our children will live on an Earth that could be quite different from ours, and imagine our grandchildren, or GREAT grandchildren!  What will Mother Earth look like for them?

Cute kid's graphic tees made from recycled water bottles and organic cotton | Trendy Little Sweethearts

I picture the whales we help swimming in the ocean, and the elephants going about their daily lives in Africa, and it seems impossible to raise money to help, while harming the Earth we share at the same time.

By no means do I claim to be a model for sustainability. ¬†Nor am I an expert. ¬†As you get to know me, you’ll come to find a mom who simply works each day to better understand the impact my business has on the world, and how I can make that better.

This post has¬†background on why eco-friendly, sustainable clothing is important, and how we’ve made choices to provide the best product we think is available on the market. Continue reading →


One of my favorite discoveries while living in Tokyo was the Furoshiki wrapping cloth. ¬†I came across this nifty cloth¬†a few weeks after we moved there (foreigners in Tokyo run¬†an awesome “hello wagon” called Welcome Furoshiki and they give you one). ¬†I couldn’t get enough of it!

I began¬†wrapping everything¬†in them, especially gifts. ¬†I even used them to carry food and wine¬†to dinner parties. ¬†They’re super economical and provide a unique option for¬†eco-friendly gift wrapping. ¬†The best part: I can wrap (and re-wrap) gifts with my daughter, and teach her about eco-friendly gift wrapping options at the same time. Continue reading →


The hand-lettered¬†design category is where our new Animal Rescue shirt collection began! ¬†Last Summer,¬†when I was introducing Max (aka boy’s clothes) to¬†Trendy Little Sweethearts, a friend of mine and I were hanging out on the beach for a 4th of July party. ¬†We were talking about how we love t-shirts with funny sayings and how when you find a shirt that resonates with you, you could wear that thing forever!

"I'm a proud supporter (addict?) of shirts that speak to me... And putting them on my kids... I mean... perfection!"

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Maddie representing Made in America Trendy Little Sweethearts Tees

QUICK NOTE: This three part series is specific to our kid’s tees and was written before we stepped into Adult & Dog Clothing and our Simply Loving Animals Collections.¬† But you’ll still get the jist of what we do around here and see some fun photos if you read them. ūüėČ

We are so proud of the shirts behind our new Animal Rescue Collection! ¬†I can’t wait to share all of the awesome details with you. ¬†This is Part 1 of a three part series. ¬†After this, read Part 2: The Art of Hand-printing in L.A. and Part 3: Organic, Eco-friendly, Sustainable¬†

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97% of garments sold in the USA are made OUTSIDE of the USA. Only 3% are still manufactured here at home. I am so pumped to say we fall into that 3%!

Our shirt manufacturer is located in New York! ¬†With a heavy focus on ENVIRONMENT¬†and SUSTAINABILITY, here are some reasons I think they are AWESOME: Continue reading →