Baby Cats of California, which was founded by Katharine Peterson in 2018, was born from of a lack of cute gender neutral clothing for her son. Because she had a decade of creating textile prints for corporate clients, she decided to start designing her own. With Baby Cats of California, she decided to finally put forth designs that stay true to her own aesthetic. The unique garments of Baby Cats all began with fabric hand printed in Kat's studio in Oakland, CA using silkscreens that take 2 people to pass the squeegee. She hand drew and burn each print into the screen, it is a very laborious but rewarding way to produce 8 yards of multi colored fabric at a time. 

After the the birth of her second child, Kat did not have enough time to produce all the fabric herself. So with the help of a good friend, she now use ethically sourced fabric and labor to produce some of the garments for the baby cats line. Although when possible, she still print what she can the old way.

As the founder, producer and working mom who is behind this brand, Kat wanted each garment to be quirky and have as much personality as the babies who are wearing them! 

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