Seattle's Child

Your guide to a kid-friendly city

City Kids is a local online

Designer Claudia Cerrato combs area thrift stores for items to reimagine for her exuberant City Kid Style clothing line. Photo courtesy of City Kid Style

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City Kid Style
“My passion is upcycling and working at a small scale, so I can help eliminate waste,” says Claudia Cerrato, owner, designer and creator of outfits for City Kid Style. Cerrato hand-sews every garment with materials she finds at thrift stores.

Manzanita Kids
Dave Minnery and his wife Adrienne make heirloom-quality sustainable wood toys, including custom “name” puzzles and modular wood sets, in their home-based woodshop. “We wanted to offer well-designed and -crafted toys that were safe, natural and engaging, while also supporting our family lifestyle,” Dave says.

After enduring a terrible experience on an airplane with her toddler, Megan Bergerson discovered the “busy box,” a cardboard container of age-appropriate, mess-free independent activities. You can customize with the child’s name, interests, and favorite colors. “I get excited when I find new things and am constantly thinking of new box ideas,” she says.

The Treasure Corner
Working with up to 200 balloons per display, Doina Lungu spends 3 to 4 hours creating colorful arches, balloon bunches and bouquets. This summer, Doina is excited to get outside and create: “I love to help customers with their event planning, and I love thinking of new design ideas using pastel colors in different displays.”

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About the Author

Jasmin Thankachen

Jasmin is the Associate Publisher at Seattle's Child and an Eastside mom of two boys. She enjoys parenting with lots of love and laughter. Co-Founder of PopUp StoryWalk, she also loves children's picture books, essay writing, and community stories.