It's all in the name...
This brand started with a simple idea, matching Mother-Daughter shirts!
The energetic, nature loving Daughter nicknamed Monkey by the Mother and Goose by the Father inspired the first shirts. After a few sets were made and many adventures had, along with the combination of Goose and Monkey as a nickname, we decided to start a brand to inspire others as our daughter had us.
Little did we know that the brand would become a time capsule of our family and the places that we have been together, we are excited to see how this journey continues!
From the beginning we knew that it would be more cost effective to play with new designs if we printed our shirts ourselves. The only problem with that scenario was that we had no previous screenprinting experience, so we got started. Brian took a screenprinting class and did his research. Through much trial and error the paper prints started improving and the first shirts were printed. Screenprinting is not as easy as we originally believed it to be and the process has taken longer than anticipated, but as a result we now know exactly what and how we want our product to be.
Since starting our business not only have we learned about the art of screenprinting itself, we have also gained a great deal of knowledge about the various materials involved in screenprinting, namely the inks. We decided to use water-based ink rather than plastisol ink which is the industry standard. Only water-based ink is environmentally friendly, safe to use in our home studio, and does not crack or wear on fabric. We strongly believe that our product is superior because it is handmade by us with high quality, sustainable materials.