If you know me, you know that I do not let my kids wear clothing that say things like “Lady Killer” “Princess” “Spoiled” or anything similar. I believe that the clothing you wear sends a message about the type of person you are. I love wearing clothing on my kids that have great inspirational quotes. I believe if kids hear these quotes over and over, they’ll believe in not only the quote, but in themselves.
I know that I’m not the only one that feels this way. Founder of VeryMeri, Meri Cherry felt the same way.
Meri Cherry, an elementary school teacher in Los Angeles, California, was tired of seeing her students come to school in t-shirts that said “I’m a spoiled brat” and other negative phrases.
When I read Meri Cherry’s about me page I just wanted to high-five her! YES! No more spoiled brat shirts! I also believe that we owe it to our daughters to work extra hard in supporting and encouraging their dreams, not negative stereo types. Being a brat is not cute or funny. Why would I want her shirt to say that?
While my daughter is definitely a girly girl, she also loves getting dirty and doing “boy” things. She should have clothing that represents this. VeryMeri is helping me let Ellie be Ellie. Girly, sporty and strong.
Here’s my favorite part about VeryMeri, all of the clothing is designed for kids, by kids. All of the messages are about peace, love, and confidence. Every message I try to teach my daughter…daily!
Of course I want to teach Zach these things too, but he’s 11 months. He’ll have to wait a few more years.
VeryMeri clothing sizes start at about 3 years old and run up to adult sizes for some of the designs. All the clothing is made in Los Angeles and proceeds from sales of this item will go to designers chosen charity. So who are the designers? Our kids! Your child can enter the design challenges here.
You can also buy VeryMeri at Nordstoms or here
Thank you Meri! Thank you for proving that girls really can change the world!