Tea Collection and Down syndrome:
Tea Collection has a long history of being super inclusive.
Their garments are about celebrating cultures and art from around the world, and as long as I’ve known them, they’ve hired models who represented diversity across the human spectrum.
Diversity includes Down syndrome
Intellectual disability – or disability in general! – tends to be the forgotten color on the diversity rainbow, so it’s awesome to see a major label get it.
It feels great to see models who represent our kids (or ourselves).
Representation matters. I know for me, I’m at the point where I do not want to give my money to any company that does not choose to represent my daughter or myself.
Beyond representation, I’ve loved the fact that their clothes are high quality. To me, “high quality” means that their clothes last a long time, the colors stay true and dirt washes out easily.
Anything that we buy from Tea Collection lasts a long time, like so long that while Moxie may outgrow them, the clothes are still in great condition so we pass them along for someone else to enjoy.
And that’s kind of saying a lot if you aren’t familiar with kids with the extra chromosome! Kids with Down syndrome tend to grow more slowly than kids without Down syndrome.
It takes twice or three-times as long for Moxie to outgrow something as it will for a typically-developing kid.
Moxie just got some clothes from their new line.
They are perfect for her Saturdays at Special Olympics!
She loves the ease of movement that the dresses provide, their ample pockets (POCKETS!!!) and pretty leggings.
She wears her Tea Collection dresses while bike riding.
And just hanging out!
(she put a sweater on that super-cute little sundress because we were in Waimea for the Paniolo Parade… brrrrr, so cold)
Tea Collection Celebrates Down syndrome Awareness Month!
In celebration of the October coming up – Down syndrome Awareness Month, Tea Collection wants to give YOU, readers of this blog, a giveaway!
- $100 store credit (for anything on their site).
- Winner must reside in United States or Canada
To enter; you don’t need to have a child with Down syndrome to enter! But because we’re doing this for Down syndrome
Awareness Acceptance Month, can you commit to performing one random act of kindness in honor of Down syndrome? Just comment “yes” (if you can), and you are entered!
Giveaway closes on September 24th 2018
Meriah Nichols is a career counselor. Solo mom to 3 (one with Down syndrome, one gifted 2E). Deaf, with C-PTSD and TBI, she’s also a gardening nerd who loves cats, Star Trek, and takes her coffee hot and black.