Saturday, March 3, 2012

Tea Collection’s Spring 2012 Bali Collection Review & Giveaway!


Tea Collection began in San Francisco in 2002 and grew from the desire to marry modern fashion designs with cultures from around the world.

Why the name Tea?
"Tea, the drink, is shared in nearly every culture around the world. Being Tea is about experiencing life together, even when we're not in the same place. It means taking the time to understand and honor our differences. In doing so, we become closer." --taken from website

Tea is all about discovery of the world around you and embracing cultures with exuberance. Through their explorations, they seek to deliver unique, colorful, graphic designs that help to give a feel for new cultures and places.

"Travel opens anyone's heart and mind to people and places that we don't know. The clothing we create at Tea transforms the foreign world into a smaller, friendlier and more familiar place. We believe that we bring a little bit of that world home to you." - Emily Meyer, Co-Founder and Chief Creative Officer --taken from website

I really appreciate that Tea emphasizes travel and a love for learning about new cultures. As I was growing up, I had a some wonderful opportunities to travel to countries outside the US. Traveling through Europe and China definitely influenced who I am now and I still have a deep love and desire for travel. I love going to new places and discovering foods, people and sights. One of my biggest desires is that our family can continue to travel and for little man to grow up with that same love for travel, adventure and experiencing new things.


This Spring, Tea traveled to exotic Bali and there they were inspired by the beauty and happiness of the people. I love the island influence to this line! The colors are fun, vibrant and make me feel like little man could go exploring deep into Bali! They brought in some wonderful bright patterns for the boys collection. I just love that Tea Collection puts so much creativity into their boy clothing - it is so refreshing to find clothes for little man that aren't just like everything else out there! Sometimes I feel that boys clothes aren't as much fun or as stylish as little girls clothes, but with Tea Collection, I'm "ooh-ing" and "aaah-ing" at all of their wardrobe collections for boys! They definitely do not disappoint!



I was thrilled when I got the opportunity to work with Tea Collection for this review and giveaway! I was sent a sampling of Tea Collection’s Spring 2012 Bali Collection and was just delighted when I opened the box! 

I was sent the following items from the Bali Safari line:

 









All of the pieces are a size 3T for little man. I decided to go with the 3T size after looking over Tea's Size Chart and I noticed that little man was on the borderline for not fitting into a 2T anymore. (How did he get so big?) I was glad that I did too, the shirts fit him really well, with a little room to grow, and the pants are perfect around his waist and just a little long in the legs. Perfect for my growing boy! 


The quality of the clothes from Tea Collection is just wonderful! The shirts are so, so soft! The Raya Stripe Shirt is so cozy and it has been perfect to layer with the Alligator Ikat Tee or some of his other tees on colder spring days! The Alligator Ikat Tee is little man's favorite - he just loves the neon green alligator pattern on it! The Kendang Polo quickly became my favorite (I love the dot pattern!) and I love that I can pick up some of the accent colors in in by layering it with other long sleeve tees! Little man looks like such a cool, trendy dude in the Roll Up Safari Shirt - he looks so grown up! The Denim Look Pants have been wonderful and they are perfect for an active toddler! They are soft, comfy and stretchy and still look dressy. Little man discovered that the soft fabric makes his whiz down the slides at the park a lot faster than denim ...he absolutely loved it! You could probably hear his squeals of delight and laughter for a mile!  

I love the attention to detail and the Tea logo that is on the back of all the pieces!


I am also very impressed with how well the pieces are made and from what I can tell, these are definitely pieces that have a lot of life to them. They have all already spent quite a bit of time in the washer and dryer. Little man loves to run, jump, play and well, be an active boy! The colors are still vibrant after multiple washings and there is no sign of wear to them. These clothes definitely have all of the qualities that I am looking for when I go to buy clothes for little man. Not only do they offer a sense of style and fashion, but they are durable and well made!


Another thing that I really love is that Tea Collection puts together some great outfits for mix-and-match inspiration! I really like seeing how they paired different tops to create layered looks! It really helps me to get out of the rut of putting such "matchy" outfits together for little man and now I find myself putting together pieces that coordinate in a colorful, unique and bold way! It was fun to find other shirts that were in little man's closet that I discovered would layer with the shirts that Tea sent me! It really makes the possibilities of his wardrobe open up!

    

I highly recommend Tea Collection when you are shopping for clothes for your little ones! Tea Collection offers a wide range of colorful, unique and stylish options for boys and girls, ages 0-12. They also have a women's collection that features easy-going clothing that is beautiful, functional and culturally inspired.



Interested in shopping for some clothes for your little one or for yourself? You can BUY any of the items that little man helped me review from Tea Collection. Also, make sure you check out the Tea Collection New Arrivals for Boys and the New Tea Collection Arrivals for Girls! 

 -OR- 

Tea collection has generously given one very lucky reader the chance to WIN a $100 Tea gift certificate!

***Giveaway is open to the U.S. only. Entrants must be 18+ years old. The winner has 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen.*** 

Giveaway will end March 14th at 12:01am EST. 

Entries go in the Rafflecopter form below! You may view Rafflecopter’s Privacy Policy

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Disclosure: Thank you to Tea Collection for providing me with the opportunity to host this review and giveaway at no cost to myself. The above items were sent to me free of charge for review and this has not influenced my opinion of the product. I have sought to give my honest opinions and experiences on this product. The views and opinions expressed on this blog are purely my own. Thank you again to Tea Collection for sponsoring this review and giveaway!

*Some of the above Tea Collection links are affiliate links. By shopping through them, you are supporting The Little Hedgehog. Thank you! I try to only recommend products that I feel are valuable and that my readers would enjoy.*





71 comments:

  1. Love Tea Collection! I would love to get the Chiapas dress for myself, selfish I know, but I love it!!

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  2. I'm entering on the rafflecopter with my Facebook username Mary Happymommy.

    I like the Jaya Peak Dress for my 2 year old daughter.

    Thanks for the chance!

    mami2jcn at gmail dot com

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  3. i like the lola mini dress

    vanitizebaby at yahoo dot com

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  4. I love the tiger jungle tee for my three year old son.

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  5. I love the Roll Up Safari Shirt

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  6. ADAT BATIK DRESS
    Girls dresses
    For my oldest daughter, and handed down the line

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  7. What a great giveaway! I lovae the golden temple skirt for my little granddaughter.
    pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

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  8. Love the Dancing Dragons Pajamas
    bec.shockley@gmail.com
    They would be for my son!
    bec.shockley@gmail.com

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  9. I love the Lotus Wrap One-Piece. It would be for our little one due in the summer. Thanks!

    huntermb3 at gmail dot com

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  10. i would get the Singa Stripe 5-Piece Set for my son :)

    marci h
    tristatecruisers at yahoo dot com

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  11. I adore their Neka Dress for my daughter.

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  12. I love the Desa stripe hoodie.

    cmcosman at yahoo.com

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  13. I love the lotus print wrap for baby.
    arobinson45 (at) woh.rr.com

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  14. Magnolia batik 6-piece set for my girl!

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  15. Tiger jungle 5 piece set.... For my son!!

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  16. I like the Growling Naga Zip Hoodie and I would get it for my son!

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  17. I love the Roll up Safari shirt-would definitely get this for my little man, way cute!

    Amber
    ambydoo143@yahoo.com

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  18. I love this set ----> Singa Stripe 5-piece Set. I would get it for my son.

    ziggy28028 at yahoo dot com

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  19. I love the Ginger Flower dress, and it would be for my 17 month old daughter. :)

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  20. Sad it's US only...

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  21. So sorry @Monika! Currently Tea Collection cannot ship internationally.

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  23. I love the Que Bonita Banded Dress for my daughter!

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  24. I love the PRAMBANAN SASH DRESS for my daughter.

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  25. Aging polo romper

    Jsapalio at yahoo

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  26. I really like Lotus Batik Knot Dress
    If I win I will be buying for my twin daughters
    Thanks for the chance!
    lilpinksock31(at)gmail(dot)com

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  27. I would buy the Badak Hoodie for my grandson!
    janet3rdgrade@yahoo.com

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  28. I would love to get the STARLING 5-PIECE SET for my daughters!
    strawberrykidssales (at) gmail.com

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  29. Thanks for this giveaway! I would love to win so I could buy my baby girl some summer dresses, my favorite is the Dharma playdress :)

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  30. LOVE the katut's motorbike tee! Would get it for my 4 yo!
    angela_heffner at yahoo dot com

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  31. I like the little citizens bodysuit

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  32. I love the Sedap Malam Baby Dress!

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  33. ^Forgot to mention.. I would love to win to spend the $75 on spring clothes for my daughter!

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  34. ADAT BATIK DRESS for my daughter

    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

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  35. I would love to buy Lotus Blossom Playdress for my daughter. thank you..

    tianhapsari@gmail.com

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  36. Would love to get some ribbed purity tees for my daughter

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  37. I love the Growling Naga hoodie :)

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  38. id get the denim look pants for my son :)

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  39. I would love the Artisan Lotus Dress for my daughter to wear this summer!

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  40. I really like the dyed dots romper!! Really nice for summer :)
    amymccarty at hotmail dot com

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  41. I would use this for my two little guys for this spring. I love the Badak hoodie
    beth.rees333 at gmail dot com

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  42. I'd be buying for my twins coming this June. Love all the rompers, especially the happy morning print

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  43. so many cute things! I love the Moon Orchid print, especially in the Bubble Tank

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  44. I would use it towards the Magnolia Batik 6-piece Set. ngiraldi at gmail dot com

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  45. My favorite item is the Endek Ikat Flutter Dress. It would be for my daughter.

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  46. I would get the Pointelle Cropped Cardi for my little girl. So cute!

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  47. I LOVE their dresses - pretty much all of them. But a few of my favorites are Floating Rice Field and Sedap Malam

    snaugle81@gmail.com

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  48. I would get the Dancing Dragons Pajamas for my baby boy :)

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  49. I would get the Dancing Dragons Pajamas for my baby boy :)

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  50. Well I can't make up my mind so if I win hubby will have to help me choose what to buy and who to buy it for. I have 2 children a baby girl and a toddler boy.

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  51. love the floating rice fields dress for my little girl!

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  52. Oh Carter is going to be 2 in April! He would look so adorable in the Pacut Plaid Shorts! How cute and preppy! LOL. Love it!
    landfjacobson @ charter.net

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  53. Love the pramganan sash dress!!

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  54. I would buy Endek Ikat Flutter Dress for my daughter

    desert_starr_57(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  55. batik floral top for my sister

    truwinner@gmail.com

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  56. I'd love to do a shopping spree for my three daughters! :)

    My favorite item is the Water Goddess 5pc set!
    lovemyhnk@yahoo.com

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  57. The tiger tee is cute and would be perfect for my 2 year old boy!

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  58. I LOVE the leap frog 2 piece set! So cute for my little boy due in April!

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  59. I would love to win the:
    http://www.teacollection.com/product/2S13164/girls-dresses-laut-batik-dress.html#horizon

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  60. I like the raya stripe romper for my son

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  61. i love the new dresses this spring! I love Tea collection for my daughter- modest and pretty for her!

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  62. I would buy the Indonesian Batik Dress for my daughter and the Katak Tee for my son!

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  63. i love the Barong Batik Layered tee for my son
    http://www.teacollection.com/product/2S22006/boys-t-shirts-barong-batik-layered-tee.html#twilight

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  64. I love the Endek Ikat Flutter Dress. Actually, I love almost all the little girl dresses!
    (Johanna C)

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  65. I love tea collection! I'd love to get the Tidepool Trapeze Dress for my daughter! Today she had 9 inches of hair cut off so she could donate to someone....so sweet and her new haircut is so cute! ;)

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