Awhile back- like awhilllllllllle back I got to spend a sunny afternoon in Beverly Hills photographing some of the cutest kids ever in some of the cutest cotton shirts and onesies! Maile, the owner of Underglaze, has searched high and low for some of the most environmental friendly elements to sell only the most pure products. The cotton's super soft since it's peroxide-washed instead of bleached (better for the fabric, better for the environment) and is from a responsible co-op in India. She describes them as, "antiquarian prints hand-printed onto organic cotton clothing." The animal images featured on the clothing are all 19th century and were done as scientific studies. Maile loves the irony of how, through our modern eyes, they don't look scientific at all, they just seem completely innocent and charming -- perfect for kiddies.
The sports/leisure prints are also 19th century, mostly illustrations done for popular magazines of the day, a few of the images for girls come from sheet music or fashion magazines.
I think these pieces have such a timeless, vintage, quality about them and look so fresh and whimsical! Here are some of my favorites from the day- If you're interested in them check out Underglaze on Etsy @ underglaze.etsy.com.