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September 23, 2010

Bicikl, Bicicleta, Bicycle, Bicikli

It’s no secret that we love bicycles at Tea.  As a testament to bikes this season we designed our Bicycle Tee, celebrating Bicycles in Croatian, Romanian, English, and Hungarian:

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Commuting to and from work in San Francisco has convinced me that biking is the best way to see a city, whether it’s the one you live in now, or a new one entirely. Happily I’m not the only one with that opinion, and now there are bike tour options in almost any country you visit. This 8 day bike tour along the Dalmation Coast in Croatia is top of my adventure destination list, followed by this 7-day tour of Castles in Transylvania.

 

Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

Dalmatian Coast, Croatia

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Hunedoara Castle, Transylvania

Winter may be just around the corner, but in most parts of the USA it’s still warm enough to hop on your bike and go for a ride.  We’ll see you out there!

September 8, 2010

Happy International Literacy Day!

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Today is International Literacy Day! Created by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) in 1965, International Literacy Day’s goal is to emphasize and celebrate literacy around the world, for all individuals and in all communities. According to UN statistics almost 774 million adults throughout the world have at most only basic reading skills.

Many libraries and community centers around the country use this day as an opportunity to reach out for volunteers to tutor and assist adults and children in improving their reading skills (such as our local San Francisco Library). If you’re in New York City, check out today’s blog post about International Literacy Day, and see how you can get involved.

At Tea we celebrate reading through our Children’s Books. We donate the proceeds from their sale to the Global Fund for Children, which funds grassroots organizations throughout the world, and focuses on promoting education for disadvantaged youth.

If you want to find more ways to contribute to organizations that focus on literacy, here are some useful suggestions.

What were your favorite books when you were a child? What are your favorite books now? Leave a post in the comments below.

May 24, 2010

The Lazy Days of Summer – day 8 of our celebration!

farmers marketJust one week until the unofficial first day of summer. It always makes us feel like a kid again. We remember picking and tasting the season’s first blueberries on our grandparents’ farm, running & laughing through the sprinkler (or hydrant), the sound of crickets at night and of course, the ice cream truck.

To win our 8th $100 birthday certificate…when you were a kid, what did you love about the beginning of summer? Sights, sounds, smells, tastes?  Post on our Facebook page by the end of today for the opportunity to win.  The randomly selected winner will be announced tomorrow.

May 22, 2010

Memorial Day Activities

Thank you for all your great suggestions for where we could go on our next inspiration trip. We wouldn’t be surprised if some of your ideas came to life sooner than you think. A bit closer to home, we’re looking forward to summer in San Francisco, even if it’s a bit chilly, you’ll still see us out and about every weekend on our own adventures. To win today’s $100 birthday certificate, please share on our Facebook page what are you and your kids will be up to this Memorial Day weekend.  The randomly selected winner will be announced tomorrow.sand box

May 20, 2010

Going There – Day 4 of Celebrating!

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Thanks for all your wonderful, touching and real stories of what it means for you to bring your kids. So for today, please share some of your favorite activities when you go there (wherever there is) with your kids? At Tea, we love exploring the parks, squares and local markets of cities and villages — it’s a great way to discover and connect with the unique and vibrant day-to-day happenings of a particular place.
To win today’s $100 Tea birthday certificate, please share on our Facebook page what you and your kids like to see and do when you “go there.”

November 24, 2009

“Little Citizens of the World” Blog Contest Winners

adventures of the wonder twinsWe were thrilled with the responses we received for our Little Citizens of the World blog contest – thank you to everyone that entered.  Selecting the winners was a difficult task – we loved the different interpretations of the contest.  The blog contest entries inspired great conversations in the office – we hope it has for you as well. 

Congratulations to our First Place Winner, who will receive a $500 Tea gift certificate: Jayme at adventures of the wonder twins

2nd Place Winner, recipient of a $200 gift certificate: Annie at Milk Dreams

3rd Place Winner, recipient of a $100 gift certificate: Meg at Backpack to Buggy

All three winners will also receive the “Be My Neighbor” Book and a Little Citizens Hoodie.Kids Hoodie

We also wanted to highlight a couple Honorable Mentions:

The Cechs Nest

The Bradford Family’s Blog

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One Crazy Mother

At Tea Collection, we strive to be inspired, global, warm, and mindful.  We were inspired to read how the “Little Citizens of the World” are learning these qualities too. Be sure to check out all of the contest entries when you get a chance. Congratulations again to our winners!

November 5, 2009

Shop Children’s Clothing and Give Back

Little Citizens hoodie

Little Citizens hoodie

We are thrilled to announce our annual online event contributing proceeds from sales made on www.teacollection.com to benefit our partner, The Global Fund for Children (www.globalfundforchildren.org) – an organization that works to advance the dignity of vulnerable children and youth by supporting and strengthening grass root groups and harnessing the power of books, films, and photography.

The three day event with be November 4th, 5th, and 6th.  Tea Collection will donate 15% of all sales of children’s clothing from its website to GFC.

Tea Collection also offers exclusively designed tee’s, bodysuits, and a new shoulder bag in which 50% of the proceeds from these items are donated to the GFC.

November 4, 2009

Holiday Clothing Trends for Kids

Holiday Special Occasion OutfitsWe thought it would be fun to share some trends that we have seen in children’s special occasion clothes this holiday season.

Festive outfits that can be worn beyond the holiday season – Parents are seeking special occasion outfits for their children this holiday season; however they are looking for styles that are not the traditional red and green.  Especially in the current economic climate, it is important the pieces could also work for a birthday party, a nice dinner, or any other special occasion that requires a dressier outfit.  Tea’s holiday dresses are perfect – they offer extraordinary elegance and style that can be worn for special occasions any time of the year.

Jinja Floral Wrap Dress

East Meets West

East Meets West – East meets West fusion styling has been essential to this fall’s fashions and is also showing up on runways in Spring/Summer 2010 collections.  Inspired by the ancient Japanese practice, Shinto Traditions are fashions for children up to size 8 that incorporates kimono inspired styling and symbolic prints.  The Shippo Woven Shirt is a modern printed shirt with contrast cuff with a pattern that represents the “seven treasure” in Buddhism.

Relaxed, yet refined holiday fashions - Children love to be comfortable, so it is important to find holiday outfits that are special yet practical for day parties or running around at grandma’s house.  The Meiji Floral printed french terry dress will be well suited until spring with its sporty attitude and floral femininty, perfect for signature Tea

layering with Purity tees and leggings (layering is another trend).  For boys, the Satori Stripe Sweater offer luxe comfort in pimo cotton with sporty styling, paired with the Wabi Cargo pant; he will be ready for any occasion.