bequita organic clothing
Bequita is a new children's brand that manufacturers 100% certified organic cotton for children newborn to age 6. Bequita uses its own signature design details, such as its original hand-drawn fabric prints, handmade Chinese knot closures, mandarin collars and Yuan and Qing Dynasty inspired trims.
All colored fabrics are created using low-impact and environmentally friendly dyes while prints are achieved by using water-based inks.
The Bequita line was founded in 2006 by illustrator/designer Rebecca Bardes (a.k.a. Bequita). Rebecca, is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts and is the creative force behind all Bequita designs and fabric prints.
In 2004, Rebecca left NYC to volunteer in China and became captivated, so what was originally a six-week trip turned into much more. Embracing a new life and pursuing new passions, she traveled about, eventually settling in the ancient city of Suzhou, known as the "Venice of the East" and just southwest of Shanghai. The following year she met her soon-to-be husband, Chinese contemporary artist, Hu Renyi.
With the modernization of China and the country’s tendency to embrace all things Western, Rebecca found that many Chinese people were more than willing to diverge from their thousands-year-old culture. In response to this, Rebecca began to develop a reinterpretation of China's traditional culture while keeping in mind its new, contemporary and progressive ways of life.