Welcome to munchikin.com! Here, you can read a little about us & our products.
A Little About Us
When we welcomed our first frenchie girl a few years back, it changed my life in many ways. Not only was she cute in a puppy sort of way, she had so much character, wisdom, humor, love and was a joy to have around.
At first, I thought it was just plain silly to dress dogs, but when cooler weather came, our frenchie would shake from being cold. But trying to find something (cute) that fit her proved to be extremely difficult. There weren’t any frenchie specific apparel on the market readily available. So I started combining my love of fabrics, sewing and kawaii things with my creativity and artistic skills to make functional, stylish items. It was meant to be for our frenchies only, we were inundated with requests from people we’d see on the street and social media to sell them. Finally, we decided to start a brand, naming it “munchikin,” which was one of the nicknames for our frenchie. It’s not your ordinary spelling of munchkin–ours has an “i” in the middle making us unique and interesting. All of our items are handmade with love using quality fibers and fabrics that have been carefully selected from around the world.
Now that our family has expanded to four amazing frenchies, we have acquired more knowledge and made discoveries along the way. It has really helped the munchikin products evolve to where they are today. Our product line is scaled to a few core categories that we feel are necessary and basic must-haves for year-round wear. All of them have been tested on our munchikins and approved. Our products will only be offered in small lots, so once they are gone they are gone forever. We are proud to share these products with you, and truly hope you will like them as much as we do.
About Our Products
First, our products are made to fit the unique physique of a frenchie.(Woo-hoo!) We know first hand how frustrating it is to try to find things that fits a chesty frenchie properly. We hope our tanks, tees and shirts will put a stop to that frustration!
Second, our items are made to “face the right side.” Most all dog apparels are made with the detail along the back of the dog. We understand that they are on all fours most of the time but this design aspect drove me crazy! To me, it was the same thing as us wearing our clothes backwards, and just made no sense to me! I’m proud to say we are the first frenchie apparel that “faced forward” and corrected this problem! (yay!)
We offer a selection of quality, stylish prints to choose from but purposely limit the product category (styles) so we can concentrate on design and quality. Our aim is not to follow the trend but to make it by being true to our aesthetics, beliefs and design! Just look at our cooling bandana–we were to first to introduce it to the market.
If you love fashion and want to be a trendsetter, then you’ve come to the right place! Our tops are both fashionable and functional! We never compromise quality and we only use high quality fibers for our apparel. Warmer/heavier pieces may also be available especially during the cooler months. Please read the product description for more information on each piece.
Lastly, all of our items are duly tested on our four frenchies at the sample stage! We only offer those items that have met our standards.
We hope you will enjoy our products. They are all handcrafted in our studio in sunny California. May they make you smile, just as we hope our four frenchies do–as our shop mascot. We would be delighted to getting any feedback and/or photos of your dog with our item. Please email them to us at info@munchikin(dot)com or tag us on our instagram account @munchikindotcom.
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