About

 

Mural Of Girls Playing Punk Rock

Back Wall Mural At Our Warehouse by Klutch

What We Do

We make fashion that helps people recover from dissociative disorders by working with each customer to create their own persona. Think mismatched Garanimals covered in offbeat art, non-repeating patterns, and collages. Consider us more of a therapy session to recover yourself rather than shopping spree to dull the pain of trying to hide your weird, bold and eccentric self.

Picture of vintage doll printed on black skirtPicture of Our Custom Printed A-line Skirts.

The clothing styles are designed in-house, cut and sewn to order in Portland, Oregon. We sell our custom in-house clothing direct to you, cutting out the middleman and making custom clothing more affordable. We also offer After Pay, an awesome payment plan that is interest free. 

What makes this brand so unique is that each piece is individually made to order allowing for a great deal of customization.

We carry tons of designer fabrics. We also hand press our own designs onto fabric right here in our studio. Each piece is unique and made for you.

This means you can call or email us to tell us about your deep love of four legged animals or vinyl or Steve Buscemi or the Steel bridge and I can print and sew your love into a dress, or pant, or skirt, or shirt in your size.

Our experience is unique in how it imagines and creates the pieces you wear and the level of customer participation in the making of your own garments.

Background

It all started when a stay-at-home mom with a sense of humor refused to resign herself to dressing her daughter in bland T-shirts covered in bears or other equally uninteresting creatures. In 2003, Rosalee Rester launched Babywit, an online company that designed baby T-shirts with an adult sensibility.

We print on US made blanks. They cost us twice as much, but they're made in a sweatshop-free environment and are of better quality than anything else we've tested. Plus, both the solid black baby bodysuits and raglan-sleeved toddler shirts are tragically hip.

We hand-press our T-shirts using retro iron-on transfers. (Those of us who lived through the 70's will remember the decal shops in the local shopping mall.) Our transfers are made in the US using high quality screen printing inks. All our graphic tees and onesies are offered wholesale to small boutiques.

Our hipster toddler clothes include a wide assortment of nontraditional designs that you will be hard pressed to find anywhere else. Portlandia even features Babywit's Sonic Youth and Billy Bragg shirts in their Squiggleman episode!

 

We are a small, Portland, Oregon-based woman owned company. We proudly pay our taxes, and despite the ill-advised humor, are generally nice people. 

Owner Rosalee Rester in a BookstorePhoto Credit: Brent Hirak Taken at Mother Foucault Bookstore in Portland Oregon 2018. Rosalee Rester is wearing our comfy harem pants and panther crop top sewn out from a soft soy modal cotton blend.