Black Frogs on Yellow Bib $15
Copper Chandelier on Black Baby Gown $30Long Sleeve, 100% cotton, super soft, elastic at bottom. Machine wash in cold water, machine dry. Sizes: 3 month, 6 month
Silver Bird On Fuchsia
$20.00Short Sleeve, 100% cotton, super soft. Machine was in cold water, machine dry. Sizes: 2 years, 4 years, 6 years
Silver Snake on Black Tee $18
This is such a cool tee for your little rocker.
The owner of the company was nice enough to answer a few questions so that we might know more about her and the fabulous product she offers:
Q: Can you start by telling the readers a little bit about yourself?
I an artist and have worked around the arts most of my life, some of it working with kid's art programs. The creative energy that kids have is always inspirational to me, creating that is very free.I have always made things worked with my hands and I find more and more that is what keeps me grounded and in touch with my surroundings.
Q: What were you doing before deciding to start your own business?
Just before creating 4F Design with my husband, Alan Lerner, I had been working as the Director of Lillstreet Art Center in Chicago. My job included everything from gallery exhibitions to supervising the arts programs and classes for both adults and kids.
Q: How long have you been in business?
I have been in this business just about two years.
Q:Tell me a little about what led you to start a business selling your items?
After working with ceramics since 1973 both my husband and I wanted to form a business that incorporated our more recent art work, mine in textiles and Alan's in printmaking. We found a perfect combination in printed clothing.
Where do you draw inspiration for your creations, products, or services?
Our inspiration comes from a feeling of play and fantasy, of creating images that differ from what we found to be available in so many kids departments. Our friends were having children and were looking for clothing that was bold and unique. We set about to create a line of clothing that was an alternative to the baby blues and light pinks. We use garments that are 100% cotton and inks that are water based, to make our clothing safe and sound.
Q: What are your best sellers?
It is hard to say, I have found that we sell some of all our designs, not really one over another.
Q: What are your favorite designs?
My favorite design in the Red Swan (or dragon as most kids see it) on the Lime Green clothes.
Q: What are your plans for the future?
We want to slowly build our business, right now we do all the work in our studio from the design to the printing. I would like to be able to hire other artists as the business grows and give them health insurance and jobs. Our designs are made in limited edition at this point and I think we would keep that as we grow, it is great to constantly create new designs.
Q: If you could give a one line phrase to describe your business whatwould it be?
To create clothing for kids that offers an alternative to the baby blues and pinks, clothes that celebrate the unique and wonderful.
Q:What makes your business unique?
Our business is unique because of the designs we use and the hands on approach we take to every step.
Q: Where all are your items sold? Website? Ebay? Etsy? Blog?
On our website www.4fdesign.net, on etsy, from our studio in Chicago and a limited number of kids shops.
Q: Anything else you would want a potential customer to know?
We stand behind our products using the best garments we can find and making our clothing easy to care for and fun to wear. We are always open to ideas and feedback from our customers.
Like what you see here? 4F Design has been gracious enough to sponsor a giveaway for the Silver Snake Black Tee you see pictured above. The size of the shirt is 18 months.
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