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Predators Not Prey

One day I was dressing my 4 month old daughter in a pair of her brother's hand-me-down pajamas. I loved how tough she looked in the blue and gray dinosaur, lion, and shark print - and I wondered why her clothes never looked quite so tough. That's when it hit me:

Surely, I thought, someone has figured this out and is making beautiful clothes for girls, using fabrics usually reserved for the boys section. I searched online and couldn't find anything that I wanted to dress my daughter in. Yes, I could dress her in boy's clothes (and I certainly have), but I also want to dress her in clothes made for her - only with fierce predators.

I called on a few feminist mama friends to see how we could make this happen. Fueled by lascivious headlines and sexist behavior boiling over, we created a mini collection of clothes called Predators Not Prey - a sweet clothing line with images as tough as the girls themselves.

The Prints

These fierce prints were designed for us by Los Angeles-based artist, Carrie Hansen. The fabric was printed in the USA, and our clothes have been designed, graded, cut, and sewn all by women in the San Francisco Bay Area.

100% natural combed cotton fabric

55% linen, 45% natural cotton canvas

The Outfits

A coverall for the little ones just learning to crawl and explore the world, an overall for the bigger girls, a skort and shirt, perfect for tea parties or climbing trees, and the perfect shirtdress to channel your favorite first wave feminist. We also fashioned a book bag out of remnants from the sewing process - because a smart kid is a strong kid. Our first line is available in sizes 12 months to 8 years.

 We honor the legacy of the Triangle factory shirtwaist makers, and the subsequent activists that changed working conditions for all women, with our Somerset shirtwaist dress. Wear it to school, wear it to play, wear it to protest. All of our clothes are made in a women-owned factory in Emeryville, CA, where fair and honest working conditions are upheld.

Available prints: Pussy/Denim or Dino/Denim

Sizes 2t - 8yrs

Fabric: 100% cotton denim, 100% cotton predator print

 

 

Annie E is a puddle jumper, a shore wader, and a tree climber. Bermuda length overall with halter straps and beautiful contrast cotton lining on the bib top. Wear by itself, or pair with our Vivienne Shell.  

Available prints: Dino or Pussy

Fabric: 100% cotton denim, 55% linen, 45% natural cotton canvas predator print

Sizes: 2t - 8yrs

 

Linden is a firecracker. Our littlest ladies are hard at work learning to crawl, walk, run, jump, and chase, and their clothes need to keep up with them. This classic & easy coverall keeps our girls moving forward by leaps and bounds. Yoke seam at back, button fly access for diaper change.

Available prints: Shark, Pussy, or Denim. All with contrast Denim patch pockets for tiny treasure keeping.

Sizes 12mo, 18mo, 2t & 3t

Fabric: 100% cotton denim, 55% linen, 45% natural cotton canvas predator print

 

Penelope is a girl's best friend: 1/2 short, 1/2 chic, kicky skirt. Climb your trees, run 'like a girl', and look sharp for school, too.

Available prints: Shark/denim or Dino/denim

Fabric: 100% cotton denim, 100% cotton predator print, cotton blend plaid, 100% cotton dots

Sizes 2t - 8yrs

 

The tiny predatory print detail in the Gemma Blouse is just enough, without being too much - for those days when she needs just a bit of secret predator. Don't get too close, she just might bite.

Available prints: Shark/Plaid, Shark/Denim, or Pussy/Dots

Sizes: 2t - 8yrs

Fabric: 100% cotton denim, 100% cotton predator print, cotton blend plaid, 100% cotton dots

 

 

The Vivienne Shell has an amazing double ruffle collar --stand it up, lay it down--either way, its her choice. Because some days she wants to be sweet and ruffly, and some days she needs to pop her collar like a cobra.

Available prints: Shark/Plaid, Pussy/Dots or Just Dots

Sizes: 2t - 8yrs

Fabric: 100% cotton predator print, cotton blend plaid, 100% cotton dots

 

Super soft dark indigo denim with a silkscreened Girls Up Front logo.

Available prints: Dino or Pussy

Fabric: 100% cotton denim, 55% linen, 45% natural cotton canvas

Size: 11 1/2" x 8"

 

There is nothing more tough than a girl with a tattoo. Four matte buttons featuring the Girls Up Front Logo, Scary Not Scared, I Put the Grrr in Girl, and Predator Not Prey, plus one temporary tattoo with the Girls Up Front Logo.

 

 

Classic Levi's Trucker jacket with a super tough Girls Up Front Pussy back patch. Includes Girls Up Front Temporary Tattoo and Button Set. Kids Sizes 12mo - 8yrs. Limited number of adult VINTAGE Levi's truckers available in Small - XLarge.

You'll be able to choose your size after the campaign ends.

 

Something for the ladies and babies! 

Alternative Apparel women's sweatshirt-styled t-shirt, printed with our "Predator not Prey" shark graphic.

Bella slouchy tank top printed with our "I Put the Grrr in Girl" Dino graphic.

Rabbit skins onesie, printed with our "I'm scary, Not Scared" Pussy graphic.

 

 

Risks and challenges

The Predators Not Prey line is ready to go. Once we successfully fund this campaign, we can get production started - and your rewards sewn - right away. And then we keep going. Filling your orders will be the launch of the line -- and from there we will be able to sew enough inventory to sell on our website. After Predators Not Prey, we will continue. We have already begun designing a line of clothing based on feminist heroes - we want to teach our tiny feminists about the work that has been done, so they can continue to carry the torch and make the world a more equal place.

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    Temporary Tattoo

    Girls Up Front logo tattoo!

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    Temporary Tattoo & Button Set

    There is nothing more tough than a girl with a tattoo.

    Four matte buttons featuring the Girls Up Front Logo, Scary Not Scared, I Put the Grrr in Girl, and Predator Not Prey, plus one temporary tattoo with the Girls Up Front Logo

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    I'm Scary Not Scared Onesie

    Rabbit skins onesie in hot pink, printed with our "I'm scary, Not Scared" Pussy graphic. Includes Girls Up Front Temporary Tattoo and Button Set.

    Sizes: 6 months - 24 months.

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    Girls Up Front logo bookbag

    Super soft dark indigo denim with a silkscreened Girls Up Front logo. Includes Girls Up Front Temporary Tattoo and Button Set.

    Available prints: Dino or Teeny Pussy. Size: 11 1/2" x 8"

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    Gemma blouse

    The tiny predatory print detail in the Gemma Blouse is just enough, without being too much - for those days when she needs just a bit of secret predator. Don't get too close, she just might bite.

    Includes Girls Up Front Temporary Tattoo and Button Set

    Available prints: Shark/Plaid, Shark/Denim, or Pussy/Dots

    Sizes: 2t - 8yrs

    Fabric: 100% cotton denim, 100% cotton predator print, cotton blend plaid, 100% cotton dots

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    Vivienne Shell

    The Vivienne Shell has an amazing double ruffle collar --stand it up, lay it down--either way, its her choice. Because some days she wants to be sweet and ruffly, and some days she needs to pop her collar like a cobra.

    Includes Girls Up Front Temporary Tattoo and Button Set

    Available prints: Shark/Plaid, Pussy/Dots or Just Dots

    Sizes: 2t - 8yrs

    Fabric: 100% cotton predator print, cotton blend plaid, 100% cotton dots

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    I Put the Grrr in Girl Tank Top

    Bella slouchy tank top in grey, printed with our "I Put the Grrr in Girl" Dino graphic. Includes Girls Up Front Temporary Tattoo and Button Set.

    Sizes: S-2XL

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    Penelope Skort

    Penelope is a girl's best friend: 1/2 short, 1/2 chic, kicky skirt. Climb your trees, run 'like a girl', and look sharp for school, too.

    Includes Girls Up Front Temporary Tattoo and Button Set

    Available prints: Shark/denim or Dino/denim

    Fabric: 100% cotton denim, 100% cotton predator print, cotton blend plaid, 100% cotton dots

    Sizes 2t - 8yrs

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    Somerset Shirtwaist

    We honor the legacy of the Triangle factory shirtwaist makers, and the subsequent activists that changed working conditions for all women, with our Somerset shirtwaist dress. Wear it to school, wear it to play, wear it to protest. All of our clothes are made in a women-owned factory in Emeryville, CA, where fair and honest working conditions are upheld.

    Includes Girls Up Front Temporary Tattoo and Button Set

    Available prints: Pussy/Denim or Dino/Denim

    Sizes 2t - 8yrs

    Fabric: 100% cotton denim, 100% cotton predator print

    You'll be able to choose your fabric and sizes after the campaign ends

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    Linden Coverall

    Linden is a firecracker. Our littlest ladies are hard at work learning to crawl, walk, run, jump, and chase, and their clothes need to keep up with them. This classic & easy coverall keeps our girls moving forward by leaps and bounds. Yoke seam at back, button fly access for diaper change.

    Includes Girls Up Front Temporary Tattoo and Button Set

    Available prints: Shark, Pussy, or Denim. All with contrast Denim patch pockets for tiny treasure keeping.

    Sizes 12mo, 18mo, 2t & 3t

    Fabric: 100% cotton denim, 55% linen, 45% natural cotton canvas predator print

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    I'm the Predator Not the Prey T-shirt

    Alternative Apparel women's sweatshirt-styled t-shirt, printed with our "Predator not Prey" shark graphic. Includes Girls Up Front Temporary Tattoo and Button Set.

    Sizes S-XL

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    Sarah Lacy signed book + Tank top or Tee

    For all of you tough mamas out there: a signed copy of the feminist mama manifesto, "A Uterus is a Feature, not a Bug", plus either the "I Put the GRRR in Girl" tank top or "I'm the PREDATOR, Not the Prey" T-shirt. Only 7 available

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    Annie E Overall

    Annie E is a puddle jumper, a shore wader, and a tree climber. Bermuda length overall with halter straps and beautiful contrast cotton lining on the bib top. Wear by itself, or pair with our Vivienne Shell.

    Includes Girls Up Front Temporary Tattoo and Button Set

    Available prints: Dino or Pussy

    Fabric: 100% cotton denim, 55% linen, 45% natural cotton canvas predator print

    Sizes: 2t - 8yrs

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    Queen of the playground set

    Swings, monkey bars, climbing trees, playing catch, and tea parties in the sandbox; you can do it all, girl. Gemma Blouse and Penelope Skort, plus Girls Up Front temporary tattoo and button set.

    Sizes: 2t-8yr

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    Levi's trucker jacket for kids

    Classic KIDS Levi's Trucker jacket with a super tough embroidered Girls Up Front Pussy back patch. Includes Girls Up Front Temporary Tattoo and Button Set. Sizes 12mo - 8yrs

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    Adventure Scout Set

    An outfit for adventuring - our Annie E has ideal pockets for treasure keeping and collecting the perfect skipping stones. Annie E Overall and Vivienne Shell, plus Girls Up Front temporary tattoo and button set.

    Sizes: 2t-8yr

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    Vintage adult Levi's trucker jacket

    Vintage Levi's Trucker jacket outfitted with a super tough Girls Up Front Pussy back patch. Includes Girls Up Front Temporary Tattoo and Button Set. Sizes Small-XLarge

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    Rebel Girl Set

    Head out the door in your toughest girl style. Somerset Shirtwaist, Embroidered Levi's Trucker Jacket, Girls Up Front Bookbag, plus Girls Up Front temporary tattoo and button set. Sizes: 2t-8yr.

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    Future Feminist Baby Shower Gift

    Secure your future feminist's sartorial future. Our favorite looks chosen for her to wear as she grows from a teensy baby all the way up to age 8. A onesie for baby, a Linden Coverall for toddlerhood, a Somerset Shirtwaist for the little girl, a Gemma Blouse and Penelope Skort for starting kindergarten, and an Annie E Overall with Vivienne Shell for the big girl. Plus an embroidered Levi's Trucker jacket, Girls Up Front buttons, a tattoo, and a book bag.

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    A bespoke look for your fierce feminist

    Have a future Girls Up Front look designed and named for your favorite little feminist. We will design fabric and an outfit inspired by your favorite strong girl.

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