Grow Wild Studio is a design + screen printing studio based in Washington, DC. Started by a mother of two, Grow Wild’s empowering themes blend bold, cut & paste styles with a hand illustrated, hand lettered approach to design. Her line of feminist kid clothes is amazing!
We are totally digging it!
PM: When was your company founded?
Grow Wild began in 2012.
PM: Where are you based out of?
Currently I am based in Washington, DC.
PM: How many are involved in the company?
Just one, me!
PM: What inspired you to start the company?
After I had kids, I was annoyed by the amount of gender role reinforcement present in so much of the children’s clothing I was seeing. I wanted an empowering, feminist alternative, so I decided to make my own.
PM: Did you have a background in crafting prior to starting the company?
I have been screen printing since I was a teenager in the 1990’s. My background is mostly in band t-shirts and posters, so it hasn’t been too much of a leap to do the Grow Wild designs.
PM: Did you run into any problems or resistance while launching your company?
Not enough time in the day! Working on a constrained budget to create designs and invest in materials. I wish I could produce designs more quickly because I have so many ideas, but as a mother of two young children, I have to be realistic about what I can get done.
PM: What is the most exciting part of running your own business?
The freedom is amazing. Being able to solve problems creatively and without any bureaucratic restraint means that I can respond quickly and efficiently. Having no boundaries on whatever designs I want to do and in what order is also very satisfying as an artist.
PM: What do you see in the future?
Adding more designs, exploring different fabric printing techniques, and meeting lots of awesome, inspirational fellow artists & moms along the way.
As an added bonus Grow Wild Studio has a special discount for Punky Mom readers at her etsy shop.
Use Code PUNKYMOM for an additional 10% off your own feminist kid clothes until April 30th 2015
Diana Jeanne is a creative and crafty mom who has been actively involved with Punky Moms for the last decade. Even though she moved around a lot as a kid she still considers herself a native Californian. She currently lives in Orlando, FL with her teenage son, husband and two Great Danes. She may work an office job but keeps her individuality with her under layer of bleached hair, half sleeves and back tattoos under her cardigan sweaters.