Billed as Multicultural Clothing for the 21st Century Child, Mixed Up Clothing is inspired by the textiles, cultures and people of the world.
The collection of peasant tops, capris, jumpsuits, rompers, sundresses, tank tops, flouncy skirts, shorts, camp shirts and more for girls and boys from infants to toddlers to “big” kids feature ethnically diverse styles with cultural twists, blending materials and designs for a trendy, global look.
Join our journey as we build friendships through fabrics.
Creative executive Sonia M. Kang founded Mixed Up Clothing five years ago, and since then her designs have been showcased at cultural events across Southern California and shared with Dr. Maya Soetoro-Ng, author of children’s book Ladder to the Moon, the forward to Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids by Kip Fulbeck … oh yes, and she’s also President Obama’s sister!
Born to an African-American father and a Mexican-American mother –and married to a Korean-American husband- Sonia has been mixing it up culturally all her life. With four children of her own, “I knew that I wanted to make something for my children that they could celebrate their cultures by finding fun prints and pairing them with cool styles. Mixed Up Clothing was born,” she recently tells Honeysmoke.
I first discovered Sonia’s line as editor of HUDSON’S Childrenswear Review, and fell in love with the fun and kitschy fabrics she uses in her designs. Zulily curated a Mixed Up Clothing event last year, too. Since we last communicated Sonia tells me, “Our line has gotten into four more boutiques, mostly in the Los Angeles area.” Recently, she’s also pitched the line at Macy’s New York headquarters.
Mixed Up Clothing is a real find … so ask for it at your favorite shop! Or buy it online. And shopkeepers – it’s available wholesale.