Today we are rounding up our top 5 Smallist picks designed to empower kids and shift gender stereotypes. Because we also believe that “what we see, we can aspire to be” (thanks Skwoodle!). At Smallist, we are fortunate to have so many clever designers and artists creating products that are not only educational but also inclusive and inspiring. So, let’s check out our top 5 picks to empower your kids to believe that anything is possible!
Skwoodle is a Brisbane based social enterprise teaching kids environmental and social justice issues through facts, stories and design. Not only do their environmentally friendly products include prints that shift stereotypes, educational posters and activity decks but also handcrafted timber items to inspire around the home.
PumpyBoy is the design and illustration of Carmen Rocha, based in Melbourne, Australia. With a love for retro style, typography and graphic patterns, Carmen creates personalised, bold art prints for children. Furthermore, each PumpyBoy piece inspires children to bring forth their biggest hopes and dreams.
The colourful artwork in this book perfectly illustrate the important messages to empower our little people to dream. What would kids do if they ran the country? Hit up Goldie + Ace for a copy of this fun and colourful read, for adults and kids alike . Side-note: Goldie + Ace have a no-plastics policy, using compostable mail satchels and thank you cards which can be planted to grow into flowers. Sweet!
Real Pretty Kind is here to empower Tweens to live their best life positively, powerfully and kindly. For that reason, RPK believe tween times should be the best times. The You Can Sit With Us tee is symbolic of everything that Tweendom represents and will look and feel fab. In addition, RPK donates 5% of the profits from every purchase to anti-bullying and anti-negative body-image charities.
For more inspo, head over to Smallist for oodles of ideas!