My company Baby Cats of California, which I founded this year, was born from of a lack of cute gender neutral clothing for my son. Because I had a decade of creating textile prints for corporate clients, I decided to start designing my own prints. With Baby Cats of California, I decided to finally put forth designs that stay true to my own aesthetic. The unique baby garments of Baby Cats all begin with fabric hand printed in my studio in Oakland, CA using silkscreens that take 2 people to pass the squeegee. I hand draw and burn each print into the screen, it is a very laborious but rewarding way to produce 8 yards of multi colored fabric at a time. I really wanted Baby Cats to showcase this small-scale, handmade production that many brands have lost to overseas mills and machine printing. I am proud that each garment is truly a 100% "Made in the USA" product; from organic cotton grown in Texas, to being printed in Oakland and sewn in San Francisco. As the founder, producer and working mom who is behind this brand, I wanted each garment to be quirky and have as much personality as the babies who are wearing them!