When shopping for clothes for her 11-year-old daughter, Chapel Hill mom Shannon Tennyson found the choices for tween-age girls to be a bit lacking.
“Tween girls need and want choices that are more empowering, yet often clothing choices for this age range are of poor fit, poor quality, and too youthful or too mature, leaving little to suit their specific growth and age needs,” she says.
So, though she had no fashion industry experience, Tennyson decided to create her own line of clothing aimed at her daughter’s age group. With the help of designer Abby Nurre, Tennyson began sketching pieces and selecting fabrics for Calzico, her tween clothing collection.
To read more about the unique features of the collection, read the full News & Observer article here.