Supersaurus by Neil Slorance

We’re going to be updating this blog with pictures of the final t-shirt designs and some more about the artists and designers who we’re working with. First up is Neil Slorance , who designed Supersaurus for us. It’s available in white and is screenprinted onto an organic cotton t-shirt. Like all our designs, it’s suitable for boys or girls. Find out a bit more about Neil after the pics:

Supersaurus by Neil Slorance for Mimi and Will
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance for Mimi and Will
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance for Mimi and Will
Supersaurus by Neil Slorance

Neil draws things and does comics. You can buy his acclaimed book (nominated for several Scottish Indie Comic Book Alliance awards, don’t you know) , The Amateur Astronomer’s Journal from his etsy shop or buy it on Kindle.

Here’s a pic I took of a painting of Neil’s that I have.

Painting by Neil Slorance
Painting by Neil Slorance

I don’t know what it’s called, but it’s been described as follows:
“The dragon guy is firing the robot and it has made him not very happy. I like it, it is orange”

You can see more of Neil’s art on his tumblr.

What are we all about then?

Winter of Our Discount Tents for Mimi and Will by Laura Donald

So. Here we are, about to launch our t-shirt collection. You may be thinking, who are Mimi and Will? And why are they doing this? As we get closer to launch, we often think this ourselves, especially in the wee small hours of the morning. Only kidding! We’re very excited as we prepare to launch our funding campaign, so we thought we’d reflect a little on who we are and why we decided to start this project.

The team behind Mimi and Will are Katy and Jo, sometimes otherwise known as Girl Industries and Stella My Star.

Katy was looking for a toddler-sized t-shirt, and really liked this one by Neil Slorance. However, it didn’t come in kid sizes. We discovered that because of the range of sizes across children’s wear, it just wasn’t possible for most independent designers to order shirts in sufficient quantities to sell, unless of course that was their core business focus.

So we thought, well. What if someone worked with a number of designers, licensing their images for use on kids’ tees and overseeing production? And then we thought, why don’t we do it? So we approached some designers, who said yes and here we are!

At present we have sample shirts from four designers: Neil Slorance, Emma Henderson of Showpony, Kim Gurney of Poosac, and Laura Donald. Some have been created exclusively for us, others have been licensed. We’re working with the printer on final designs, and will post detailed images as soon as we have them. We also have a couple of other designs and designers waiting in the wings, so stay tuned for more info!

We thought long and hard about financing our campaign. In the end we decided to go with Indiegogo, and use it to finance pre-orders of our shirts. We felt it was the sensible option for us, allowing to accurately gauge demand across sizes and designs.

So that’s who we are, and where we are. We’ll post updates as we have them- stay tuned!