Modern, simple and sweet. little uni is the collaboration of long time friends and designers Julie Crosson and Andrea Needlman. Andrea and Julie met 12 years ago as graphic designers working at a design firm in Chicago. Julie was very crafty, and made handmade cards and gifts adorned with her quirky illustrations. Andrea and Julie always talked about starting a business together one day.
Several years later when Andrea had twins, Mira and Will, Julie brought over personalized tees that she had made for the babies. Andrea had been having difficulty finding clothes for Will that were not decorated with baby blue sailboats, camouflage, or baseballs, and clothes for Mira in colors besides pink. Once Andrea saw Julie's gifts, she knew that this was the perfect time for them to start their collaboration. Julie got married a few weeks later, and as soon as she came back from her honeymoon, little uni was born!
Will and Mira, and Julie’s daughter Sloan, have been raised on little uni. Both moms are inspired by their kids, vintage fabrics, mid century design and the hunt for the perfect flea market gem. Julie can also be found photographing her family, pinning up a storm, and doing endless DIY crafts and décor projects. You can also find Andrea talking interior design with Julie, baking with her kids, and organizing just about anything.
Little Uni carries a hip, modern line of personalized clothing and accessories with sewn appliqués. The refreshingly simple designs feature a mix of classic silhouettes, vintage prints, and bold colors. The line is available in sizes newborn through 6T. Tween uni is yet to come! While their line has expanded, little uni has stayed true to their roots. All designs are still handcrafted in Chicago. Moms, dads, friends, grandparents, aunts, uncles and kids can’t get enough of little uni. Their loyal customer base continues to grow as new babies are born across both coasts and internationally.
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