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5 Kids’ clothing lines created by moms

When mom is a clothing designer

Who knows clothes for kids best? That’s right… moms! These kids’ clothing lines, all designed and some even handcrafted by very talented moms, are carving out a place in the world of child style. See what these moms have been working on, when they’re not on parenting-duty, and give their inspired designs for kids a try.

1. City Kid

Clothing Lines for Kids: City Kid

You don’t have to live in the city to fall in love with the designs of Claudia, the mom behind the kids’ clothing line, City Kid. Using a cool method that uses both old and new fabrics (she started by making her daughter dresses out of her husband’s old shirts!), Claudia makes custom, one-of-a-kind clothes that are soft, wearable and fun.

Find City Kid on their website at citykidstyle.com. Be sure to follow them on Facebook and keep an eye on Claudia’s blog for a behind-the-scenes look at her life.

Pictured above: City Kid Dream Catcher Racerback Dress, $46

2. Kallio

Kids' Clothing Lines: Kallio

Another kids’ clothing line that takes innovation, style and eco-friendliness to the next level is Kallio, created by mom-to-be, Karina Kallio. Her designs use vintage adult clothing back to life in the form of some of the hippest clothes for kids you’ve ever seen. Her designs are simple and classic, with fits that will easily make her pieces the ones that your kids want to wear over and over and over again.

Visit the Kallio website to see their newest designs and check out this super cute, super quick video that takes you through the process of making a men’s dress shirt into a girl’s dress.

Pictured above: Kallio Hooded Shirt, $84

3. Züpers

Kids' Clothing Lines: Zupers

From clothing designer to mom and back to clothing designer again, Wendy Feller, the mom behind the kid’s clothing line, Züpers, solves a problem with her designs that most moms with girls can relate to: holes in the knees of her daughter’s beloved leggings. With super-reinforced knees and a fit that lends to girl power play (there are even little hidden pockets for treasures!), Züpers are an aha moment for so many moms.

Find more about Züpers on their website, zupergirls.com. Check out the latest styles, as they become available, on the Züpers Facebook page.

Pictured above: Züpers Long Charlotte Leggings, $35

4. Little Hip Squeaks

Kids' Clothing Lines: Little Hip Squeaks

For moms who are all about kids’ clothing lines that feature graphic prints, look no further than the mom-designed, Brooklyn-based Little Hip Squeaks. Mom, Amy Robinson, has taken Little Hip Squeaks from a hobby to a successful business, even taking Etsy by storm, in just a few short years and if you peek at her sweet, hip designs, it will be easy to see why.

You can shop Little Hip Squeaks directly on their website at littlehipsqueaks.com. Be sure to add Little Hip Squeaks to the brands that you follow on Instagram as well!

Pictured above: The Swing Dress, Anchor, $39 and The Cozy Short, Anchor, $25

5. Girls Will Be

Kids' Clothing Lines: Girls Will Be

A cool idea that was brought to life by a couple of cool moms (and one cool guy!), Girls Will Be is a kids’ clothing line that keeps in mind that not every girl wants to be decked out in pink ruffles and purple bows. With designs that speak to the girl crowd that just says no to dresses and clothes that girls are typically “suppose to” wear, without sacrificing fit, Girls Will Be is a girl’s go-to brand for ditching all things girly.

Find out more about Girls Will Be on their website, girlswillbehq.com. They are also on Facebook and Pinterest.

Pictured above: Girls Will Be Eep Op Woot Shirt, $24

Do you have a favorite mom-designed clothing line for kids?

Meet the Author | Katie Kavulla


Having just made the move from big city life to settle down in the town where she and her husband both grew up, Katie Kavulla is a mom of three who strives to slow life down a bit… as impossible as that is with three kids under the age of 10. A blogger turned writer, Katie has spent the past few years combining the things that she loves into a career, with a focus on helping other moms tell their story, because Katie truly believes that every mom has one to tell.

One Comment
  • Kris Strange
    June 3, 2014

    So cute, I need to check a few of these new to me brands out!

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