I think most parents can agree that when it comes to children’s clothing, there’s a major difference between the outfits parents choose vs. what our kids choose. While it’s adorable when they pick mismatched outfits that represent their personality, there are certain places and events for which an adult’s styling is required. Luckily, there are children’s clothing brands like Tea Collection that work hard to infuse their products with personality and good taste. And this season, we’ve got the inside scoop on Tea’s latest collection, which is inspired by Oaxaca, Mexico and its vibrant culture. Plus, our editors’ top Tea picks will minimize your hunt for adorable spring outfits, because they’ve seriously got it all.
Sharing the tea about Tea Collection
But first, a little background info about the children’s brand that gives back 10 percent of their profits to ensure a better world for kids everywhere. Not only are all Tea Collection’s buzz-worthy drops inspired by cultures from around the globe, but they’ve also donated more than $1.5M to local grassroots organizations within those communities. Tea founder Leigh Rawdon has always been passionate about traveling and giving back.
“I love building a company and introducing families to the beauty of the world through our collections,” she said. “Twice a year, we explore a new region of the world and transform our discoveries into a collection of heirloom-quality, modern clothing for children designed to spark curiosity and connection. Each season we interpret a different destination, then respectfully translate this interpretation into an apparel collection, which creates an easily-digestible opportunity for kids and their families to ‘make the foreign familiar.'”
When Tea Collection visited Oaxaca for their spring collection, they expected to learn about the culture, bright colors, and amazing artisan crafts. But Leigh recalled discovering so much more during their trip: “We learned that it’s not just about the art, it’s about the connections we make with people. The people we met in Oaxaca have big hearts and are proud of their families, traditions, and heritage.” This enlightening experience is evident in the beautifully designed clothing and one-of-a-kind prints—perfect for all your events this spring season.
Spring Family Photos
Spring is a gorgeous time to take updated family photos, and this plaid shirt and twill short combo works great for play and dressing up. The shirt is crafted from 100 percent soft cotton madras, which is an exceptionally lightweight and breathable fabric. Paired with the easy-wear sporty shorts, your littles are guaranteed to be comfy while still looking adorable in photos. Matching family styles are available in Tea Collection’s Sibling Shop.
Go all out for your baby’s first (or second) Easter with a dress that’s been crafted to perfection. This gorgeous two-piece set is made of a soft, lightweight, summery blend of linen and cotton. Tea Collection’s in-house artists created this exclusive floral candle print inspired by Oaxaca candle designer Casa Viviana. The soft pastel colors, tiered skirt, and puffy sleeves are a spring dream!
A dashing outfit tailor-made for your upcoming spring trip. When you need a splash of casual class to go with those springtime bottoms, this piped polo shirt is the way to go. Your little one will be adventure-ready with these plaid pull-on shorts that can be dressed up for an evening dinner when paired with the 100 percent cotton v-neck striped cardigan.
Now that the sun is finally coming out again, the outdoor spring activities can begin. Taco meets gato in this fun graphic tee that was designed with an interior neck tape to ensure lasting quality. The track shorts add a charming vintage quality to this fit while still providing functionality with a drawcord and comfy elastic waist.
This beautiful blooming dress is our number-one pick for our favorite spring holiday. The full circle skirt is made for happy whirling and twirling. It’s fully lined with a button closure on the back and made of 100 percent soft cotton organdy. Tea Collection also offers this print in different styles and sizes, including women’s, so moms can match their darling littles while celebrating Mother’s Day together.
For this collection, Tea partnered with The Cosa Buena Foundation, a local nonprofit organization local to Oaxaca that collaborates with a diverse network of grassroots community leaders to develop and support social impact programs that address community-identified needs.
This post is sponsored by Tea Collection, but all the opinions within are those of The Everymom editorial board. We only recommend brands we genuinely love.