Kido Chicago is a Chicago based clothing line for babies and toddlers. The brand features a number of colorful, positive images and messages on onesies, t-shirts and more!
Keewa was inspired to start Kido Chicago when her son was about 7 months old and simply got tired of all the trucks, dinosaurs, and lil’ slugger styles for boys. She had a few ideas for some onesies, and Doug encouraged her to develop them and see about getting them printed.
She really wanted to see children of color reflected on apparel the way we are already starting to see change in children’s books.
Doug is the visual artist, so he focuses on the design and creation of the garments. Keewa is very connected to the families and what they are into. They listen to each other and prioritize one or the other, depending on the design.
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