Hola, and thanks for stopping by our little shop. DosBorreguitas.com is an online retail store and apparel line featuring bilingual and bicultural children’s products, including our fun and original T-shirt designs for the whole family. The name, which means two little lambs, is a nod to the two sides in us: the black sheep and white sheep; the football and fútbol aficionado; the pan dulce and red velvet cupcake lover; and the bilingual, bicultural American-Latino. At Dos Borreguitas, we are all about celebrating the wonderful melding of our two worlds, and sharing this Spanglish style with our chiquitos.
Dos Borreguitas originally started as a blog by first-time working mamá Cynthia Leonor Garza about the hunt for cool, Latino-inspired children’s products with a bilingual or bicultural twist.That led to tons of fun ideas, and now, our own unique and cool and clever threads for chiquitos, plus other great gifts.
DosBorreguitas.com is still a one-mom shop. I run the Dos Borreguitas shop with a child on my hip (and another in my belly, for now), but I wouldn’t have it any other way. We absolutely love our work of creating fun styles and sharing them with folks and families everywhere.
-Cynthia Garza (owner) & the Toddler K (CFO- Chief Fun Officer).P.S. We love being social borreguitas. Find, Follow, Facebook, Pin and Tweet about us.
And if you still want to know more ...
Why did you turn your blog into a shop?
The blog is actually still a part of Dos Borreguitas, so be sure to check it out! It was originally focused on the hunt for children’s products that were in some way connected to our Latino culture. There’s some really great stuff out there, but these products are few and far between (unless you can jet-set across Latin America, Spain or the U.S. to shop). There’s some great stuff online, too, but no one-stop-shop for what I craved, especially onesie and T-shirt designs that really spoke to me as a Latina mom. As I grew as a mom, so did my ideas for cool T-shirt designs with bicultural flair that I would want to put on my own child again and again. So I decided to take the plunge.
Where do your designs come from?
We draw our creativity from our everyday experiences, as well as from those things in our culture that make us nostalgic. But we want our shirt designs to go beyond the obvious cliches or stereotypes about Latino culture. We like to think that our shirts are talkers, meaning they aren't totally obvious and can spark an interesting conversation. Actually, they’re a fantastic way to teach all kids about Latino culture and the Spanish language.
But I’m not Latino.
Dos Borreguitas isn’t just for Latinos. It’s for everyone and anyone who appreciates growing up in a multilingual and multicultural world and wants to pass that on to the children in their lives. In truth, our own lives are influenced by so much more than just two cultures, but our roots and our passions are Latino and American. And our languages are Spanish, English and Spanglish. Also, we think the whimsy and wonder of our designs are universal.