Mini Shatsu began over twenty years ago with a six-pack of white cotton
t's, a dozen or so bottles of puffy fabric paint, a couple of cans of
spray paint and a black Sharpie. In the end, what remained were five
paint-ruined cotton t-shirt-like rags and a one-of-a-kind t-shirt, ready
to wear for a night out. Mission accomplished.
Growing up in the
Eighties near Hollywood, where everything was larger than life, there
certainly was no shortage of inspirations when it came to designing
t-shirts. All one needed to do was step outside and look... and listen.
From rap to rock, beatbox to breaking, hoops to skateboarding, mohawks
to tattoos, those that did it right, did it big... big hair, big
earrings, "gi-normous" boom boxes, loud music and even louder outfits.
In those days, bigger was indeed better. And original and homemade t's
were big and loud in a quirky kind of way. Over the years t-shirts have
evolved to become the canvas of choice for many looking for a creative
After almost a decade in the baby and juvenile products industry
and a history of unique t-shirts, Mini Shatsu was born. The word
"Shatsu" is a Japanese word meaning "shirt". Mini Shatsu or mini shirt
means just that. Mini Shatsu is not just another line of t-shirts and
onesies for kids and babies. It is, rather, a line of life-inspired
clothing brought down to size to fit the most prized members of your
family. While the shirts are no longer homemade or one-of-a-kind, Mini
Shatsu shirts are still very unique and very limited as there are less
than one thousand shirts produced for each design.