Friday, June 4, 2010

Akumu Ink

As much as I love all the absolute adorableness of our everyday baby clothes, sometimes I just want to mix things up.  Akumu Ink is a Canadian online t-shirt company that can help meet that need.  Their designs are "heavily inspired by everything coming out of Japan from its cute pop icons to its terrifying horror movies."  The staff of two, designs, markets, prints and ships their t-shirt themselves.  Wow!

When Dora offered to send me a t-shirt from their new Little Monsters Line to review, I jumped on the chance to try out something a little different.  This new line includes t-shirts and hoodies for children, t-shirts for toddlers and onsies, hats and bibs for infants.  The designs are cute, though they are a little reminiscent of Halloween; I'd love to see a few designs that lean more towards the Japanese "cute pop icon" side of their inspiration.  That being said, the existing designs are great, I personally had trouble picking between the Mummy (because I'm a mommy of course) and the Reaper tee for the boy.  What do you think of my choice?

amuku Ink
Akumu Ink shirts are printed on American Apparel and are made of very soft cotton.  The boy is quite long in the body and this t-shirt (size 2T, though he fits an 18 month perfectly these days) still went over his diaper and past his hips.  The neck opening is generous and easy to get on and the printing on the shirt is very thick and seems to be well adhered.  Our t-shirt has been through the washer and drier a few times and it still looks great and its even softer than it started.

Unfortunately, due to strict US Laws, Akumu Ink cannot ship their Little Monsters Line to the United States, please see their FAQ's for more details.

Amuku Ink t-shirts are a fun and creative way to help your child express themselves, without traditional icons like dinosaurs and butterflies.  They are well constructed and seem to be holding up well in the laundry.  I rate them a 3.5/5.

1 comment:

  1. oh my goodness! i love the girls clothing too!


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