As the parent of a little girl, one of the things I enjoy most is shopping for her clothes. As she’s now three, she has more of an opinion about the clothes she wears and like most kids her age, wants to help in picking them out. What I’ve noticed as during our shopping adventures is that some of the clothing options for little girls also have messages that are inappropriate for them . “I’m too pretty to do homework so my brother does it for me” is not a message that I want my daughter to exposed to.
Melissa Montanez also realized this problem and decided to take matters into her own hands. As an electrical engineer she wanted to create a line of clothing for girls that had cool graphics and empowering messages. And she succeeded with Technigirl. Technigirl is a small, mom-owned business based out of Austin, TX. Melissa designs all the clothing herself and handpicks items that are in her shop. She strives to choose items that are unique, intelligent and made in the USA.
I picked out the Technigirl Pink Robot Shirt for my daughter because I knew she would love it. She loves pink (something that seems to be ingrained in little girls from birth) and she loves robots from watching episodes of Umizoomi. I also chose it because I’ve never seen a robot shirt that was geared towards little girls. Most of the time the boys get the robots and other cool things such as rocket ships and firetrucks.
Little B was ecstatic when I showed her the shirt. When I showed her the shirt the first thing she said to me was, “you found me a pink robot” as though she had been looking for one her whole life. Who says only little boys want robots on their clothes?
As a mom I want to encourage my daughter that she can be whatever she wants to be. Whether that’s a ballerina dancer, a rocket scientist or a mommy herself, she has a lifetime of opportunity ahead of her.
This review was made possible by Mom Spark Media. Thoughts are my own. I received the item mentioned above from Technigirl for the purpose of this review.
— East 9th Street (@East9thStreet) October 7, 2012