My expressive daughter had an early interest in arranging clothing to suit her style, mood or occasion. Yet, clothing choices for pre-teen girls are often too youthful, mature or uncomfortable, and rarely lasted more than a season. My inability to find quality, versatile clothing options for her prompted the creation of CALZICO.
We are inspiring confidence in girls 6-14 yrs and changing the way parents shop for their tweens, with comfortable, smart, cleverly designed favorites that do more. With our reversible and convertible features, girls can choose well and wear often.
How? They flip, zip, and layer! Whether using the zipskirt with a removable layer or the reversible jacket that can be worn four ways, tweens can create over 20 different looks with just a few pieces. Designing garments with greater versatility, comfort, and function is a central focus -- so many ways, she'll have outfits for days (and days and days).
What Parents and Tweens are Saying
"...looks just like the kind of thing my girl wants to wear. Soft, comfy, modest, elastic waists, easy to move in so she can still play soccer at recess, not overly girly, but still bright colors. Not an easy combo to find once you are over the age of about 5yrs." (Mika, mom)
"This is sooo soft" (Lyla, 9 years)
"I really like it...its really comfortable" (Natasha, 12 years)
"Oh mommy these are just so soft and I feel so pretty" (Sophia, 6 years)
"Cute, comfy looking, not sexy, but feminine..." (Elissa, mom of 8 yr old)
"I like the poncho. It's really comfortable, not tight or anything" (Solene, 11 years)
"So comfortable I think I'm going to wear it today, tomorrow and to bed" (Callie, 11 yrs)
Our pieces are designed, cut and sewn using responsible partners who ensure quality and minimize (and recycle) textile waste. And, we take comfort details seriously -- from the stretch of a seam to the placement of a label. We even added a treasure pocket to one of our signature designs to keep special things safe.
Our designs feature printed textiles, images, and words inspired from locations around the world. We also work with a South African artist for our unique illustrations.
Our Name & Logo
CALZICO (cal-zeh-co) gets its name from founder Shannon’s tween-age daughter “Callie”, who inspired the design of a high quality collection that merges what a tween wants with what a parent needs.
Fun fact: In 1783, the first 'passengers' on a hot air balloon test flight were a sheep, duck and rooster (yep!) who flew nearly 2 miles for 8 minutes across Paris.