Fame or Shame Game #9: Stained by Design

Last August I wrote a spoof article, Casual wear for casual dads, presenting baby spit-up as a fashion statement for fathers. I still hold out hope that such a glaring apocalyptic omen will come to pass (just so I can say I told you so), but until then, we have the following product…

Photo of a white one-piece baby outfit covered in orange splotches to simulate stains from sweet potatos, peaches and carrots.

My Dirty Birdie by Progeny, Inc. is a line of baby one-piece outfits, bibs and shirts (up to 6T) containing stain-like blotches. Each one also contains a circular white emblem containing a drawing and a description. For example, a one-piece baby outfit with red stains has icons for strawberries, cherries and prunes. A shirt with dirt-like stains displays a toy wagon with the message, “This is my dirt haulin’ shirt.”

The inventor-mom explains on her blog:

“Just so you get the gist – my own dirty birdie was the inspiration behind this line as well – because I was SO TIRED of all of her bibs being stained by the jar foods she was eating. When she went through her sweet-potato-lovin’ phase, not only did she turn a wee bit orange (seriously how come no one told me that could happen?) but so did all of her bibs. From there – the Onesies and tees were a natural extension.”

I invite you, dear Thinga-reader, to tell us why this inventor is destined for fame, or shame.


7 Responses to “Fame or Shame Game #9: Stained by Design”

  1. Ticia says:

    It’s funny in an ironic sort of way. So, it could work out well for her. I’d like the dirt haulin’ shirt for my boys. It’s certainly true….. Of course it’s even more so for my daughter.

    December 8th, 2008 at 5:57 am

  2. My Boaz's Ruth says:

    *shrug* Neither? I don’t have any big emotions either way about this.

    December 8th, 2008 at 5:59 am

  3. kelli says:

    That’s awesome! So, do you have her address so that I can send her some of our used snapshirts? All she has to do is add the icons and sell them.

    December 8th, 2008 at 8:21 am

  4. Stephanie says:

    I think that’s cute. I had a spewy kid, but I doubt the puke covered one sells as well.

    December 8th, 2008 at 9:34 am

  5. charity says:

    I love it! Definitely Fame. Especially the dirt haulin tee.

    December 8th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

  6. Jen says:

    I think it’s rather cute. :)

    December 8th, 2008 at 4:49 pm

  7. Melissa Gutierrez says:

    This is awesome! I’ve got to tell my sister about this. Maybe her baby is just trying to design her new shirts.

    December 8th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

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