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The Tapete story
Tapete was founded by graphic designer Judith Vulkers in the beginning of 2008 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands: What started with a simplistic but playful series of animal graphics meant for a children’s book turned out to become a children’s T-Shirt brand. More or less by happy accident – a few prints who found there way on a t-shirt as gifts for babies of friends – with positive and enthusiastic response gave reason to explore this further.
And here we are: The Tapete story carries on: Ever since Tapete creates new graphic outfits each season & 2 times a year: imaginative to children, playful, stylish, cool and dear. As a small brand Tapete has gained a nice and faithful group of fans, still growing strong. Tapete now is selling to a variety of children’s fashion & concept Stores in The Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, France and here and there a few other nice spots of this earth.

The collections
Tapete creates playful children’s wear for baby’s and kids, from 0-11 years. All collections are produced in Portugal with love and care and are made of organic cotton. Special attention always goes to comfortable and nice garments, which are easy to wear and speak to children through the fun and striking prints with themes inspired by their own world.
You can find T-Shirts and Sweatshirts in different styles, accompanied with matching pants/shorts to wear with. For baby’s there are always a variety of nice and comfy playsuits.

Tapete’s style
Tapete’s styles are comfortable and simplistic, with a monumental & independent kind of prints and can be easily matched with all other kinds of styles. Therefore Tapete offers perfect additions to a child’s wardrobe – from bold to cool or sweet – a good match to all kinds of ‘little’ characters.
From neon color prints to soft flock prints or even GLOW in the DARK: Tapete always searches for new striking color combinations and surprises. Tapete pays special attention to a good and lasting quality of the fabrics & prints.
The greatest compliments we’ve heard quiet often are coming from children themselves:
A Tapete Shirt better not goes into the washing as it is one of the favorites to wear, but if it has to it is the first to be picked and worn again for another day of Play & Fun!
What else could we wish for? 😉
Tapete is playful • fun & fantasy!

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