Our very own blog mistress Shannon of SweetPepita was featured in the Urbanite this month! Check out this write up by Rebecca Messner:
Outgrown your old Sex Pistols T-shirt but aren’t ready to part with it yet? Give it to your newborn! Shannon Delanoy of Sweet Pepita clothing custom-makes long- and short-sleeved T-shirts from organic and recycled materials for tots up to size 4T. Send in your old (freshly washed) shirt, choose from colors like avocado or arctic blue for the sleeves and trim, and Delanoy will hand-sew your very own hipster baby creation. Browse her website (sweetpepita.etsy.com) for pre-made, thrift-store-chic designs, like T-shirts with a screen-printed image of the late PBS painting guru Bob Ross and his “happy trees” or the modern idiom “Don’t hate the playa, hate the game.” Also for sale: pixie hats for infants, bibs, and color-block scarves for adults. The line is named after Delanoy’s daughter, Alice Antonella Pepita, and inspired by the fashion rights of babies. “When Pepita was born, we got an onslaught of pink clothing,” Delanoy says. “It was like we lived in a bubble-gum world. If you meet my daughter, she’s not that girl. We felt she should be able to wear blue and green.” Also available at Red Tree (921 W. 36th St.) and Bediboo (4321 Harford Rd.).