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Fresh Water Cleveland: Cool 'beans:' This baby clothing boutique is helping challenge gender stereotypes

Fresh Water Cleveland: Cool 'beans:' This baby clothing boutique is helping challenge gender stereotypes

Yeager decided to do something about it, and within a week, she’d hatched an idea and created a few designs for a “non-gendered children’s clothing line”—building on her past experience as a marketing representative for a denim company. Roughly two months later, Yeager was up and running with Every Bean Boutique.

Huffington Post: Gendering Children’s Clothing Is Hurting Our Future Generations

Huffington Post: Gendering Children’s Clothing Is Hurting Our Future Generations

When I first dressed my son’s infant body in pink leggings, comments from friends and family would drift our way including “Boys don’t wear pink,” and “I wish you’d dress him like a little boy.” To which I found myself responding with confusion more often than not. This was a 10-month old baby. He couldn’t walk. He hadn’t yet learned how to identify color. But he was being indoctrinated into the masculine/feminine binary already. The message was clear: “Pink is not for boys.”

LGBT Cleveland: How one mother is changing the world of children's clothing.

LGBT Cleveland: How one mother is changing the world of children's clothing.

Hey readers! Say hello to The Community’s first guest blogger, Nikki Yeager. Nikki is an entrepreneur, writer, and mother. She’s a Cleveland native...

Mama Bear Dares Podcast: Free to be me with Nikki Yeager

Mama Bear Dares Podcast: Free to be me with Nikki Yeager

Check out the entire podcast here: http://www.mamabeardarespodcast.com/listen-4-91-/2017/11/9/episode-137-free-to-be-me-with-nikki-yeager

Today's Family Magazine: Every Bean Joins Clothes Without Limits

Today's Family Magazine: Every Bean Joins Clothes Without Limits

Every Bean Boutique announces their newly instated membership with Clothes Without Limits, a professional consortium that challenges gender clichés in children’s clothing. Together, they plan to rid the world of the limitations caused by distinctly gendered clothing for children using a combination of bringing awareness to the issue and spotlighting like-minded brands. Every Bean Boutique is one of four companies recently approved to join the CWL family. Each new member will have their company’s products featured on the CWL website in the coming weeks.

Dances with Domesticity: Let’s Talk about Creepy Kids Clothes!

Dances with Domesticity: Let’s Talk about Creepy Kids Clothes!

This mom explores what it means to sexualize children and gives a big shout out to Every Bean Boutique.

Always Alecia: Cleveland’s own Every Bean Boutique

Always Alecia: Cleveland’s own Every Bean Boutique

Once we found out we were having a girl last summer, my mother-in-law asked if it was okay if she bought some “princess” type outfits for the baby. Her knowing that I sit right in the middle in-between tomboy and girly girl, I definitely appreciated her asking, but it was the first time the concept of gender bias in clothing really crossed my mind. But a non-gendered children’s clothing line founded in Cleveland is starting to make more parents consider the topic. Today, I invite you to get to know Every Bean Boutique.

TomboyX mentioned Founder of Every Bean in Women-Owned Spotlight!

TomboyX mentioned Founder of Every Bean in Women-Owned Spotlight!

How did being a woman help and/or hinder your drive to create your business? 

Where drive is concerned, I'd love to be able to say something inspiring and motivational to any woman reading this, but that's not necessarily my truth. I come from a long line of obstinate people on my dad's side and most of my motivation is rooted in me wanting to prove anyone who said I couldn't do something wrong. Someone once said to me that women shouldn't run the finances for a company. So I balance my own books. Someone once said that girls can't travel in foreign countries alone. So I booked up a one way ticket to Cambodia when I was 19. Someone once said that I wouldn't be able to partner with any male-run companies because I was just a young lady. So I focused primarily on old fashioned, male run businesses while looking for partnerships. There are countless people out there telling us, as women, what we can't do. If we were to prove each one of them wrong, we'd have a wild and interesting life. 

Why CLE?: Every Bean Boutique!

Why CLE?: Every Bean Boutique!

The other day, Jeffrey picked out a toy for himself at the store: a stuffed Rainbow Brite horse (Starlite!). When the woman ringing us out asked if this was for my daughter, I was shocked. It’s a horse. With a rainbow mane. If that’s not cool regardless of gender, I don’t know what is. Besides, how much does this child of the 80’s love that my kid owns something Rainbow Brite? A lot. That’s how much.

So, you can imagine how much the ungendered message of Every Bean Boutique resonated with me.