This is about Tea Collection and Down syndrome.

There are affiliate links in this post (meaning if you click on a photo that leads you to Tea Collection and make a purchase from there, I will get a percentage of their profit – but you pay no more than you would have). Affiliate links are a great way to support the work I do, so thank you!

There is also a giveaway! 

Tea Collection and Down syndrome:

tea collection and model with down syndromeTea 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.

Moxie and her brothers
Moxie & Her Brothers

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

Tea Collection Down syndrome model
Meriah Nichols is a career counselor, teacher and blogger. Single mom to 3 (one with Down syndrome, one gifted 2E), she is also a Trekkie who likes her coffee hot and black.
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    • Christine Cassedy Reply

      Yes – and I’ll think of you! Thank you for inspiring me 🙂

  1. Yes!

    I can also personally attest to the quality of these clothes. Goldie is wearing hand me downs from my older two girls and these pieces look nearly brand new, despite years of use and frequent washing.

  2. Camille Cotton Reply

    Yes! Love this so much. I smile every time I see a Tea Collection ad that features a child with Down syndrome.

  3. Hope Martinson Reply

    YES!!! I am happy to support such Down Syndrome Acceptance ?

  4. Yes! As a parent and aunt of people special needs , thank you so much for all you do!

  5. Yes! I have a little one with ds and saw your advertisements one day with kiddos of all abilities and was impressed!!

  6. Yes! Love to see (and support) brands that get it and reflect the beautiful diversity of the world!

  7. Pamela Pittman Reply

    I am director of Special Needs ministry at my church and volunteer at the county wide training center. I love Tea collection and all they stand for?

  8. Yes! Love Tea Collection. I know a few kiddos with DS who have been models for them.

  9. Yes- a new store just opened in my area and I’d love to get my daughter some clothes from there and help out!

  10. Nici Robinson Reply

    Yes! Having a kiddo with special needs, I love that Tea Collection is doing this!

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