Late Summer is the happy and carefree time of year when you feel refreshed and grateful; holding on to what feels like it will be the last rays of sunshine, but excited and ready for what comes next.
We capture this feeling with our online kids store, Late Summer Kids, offering small-batch apparel, toys made from sustainable and natural materials, and eco-friendly dinnerware that fits the lifestyle of a modern parent.
Our goal is to create a better Earth for our little ones so they can keep enjoying the sunny beaches of their Late Summers in generations to come. Each product we carry is hand picked by our founder, Amanda, and we only carry brands who share our core values. We use compostable or recyclable packaging wherever possible.
about the founder
With a degree in apparel merchandising and brand management from the College of Textiles at North Carolina State University, founder Amanda Abadie has spent the last 10 years building other brands in merchandising, retail, and wholesale positions.
Additionally, Late Summer is an ode to Amanda's late mother, Theresa, who she lost to cancer in 2006.
Theresa as a girl's name is of Greek origin meaning, "late summer". The first bearers of this name are known to be from the Greek island of Therasia. Saint Teresa of Avila was an astringent and intellectual mystic.
Amanda's hope is to allow her mother's legacy to live on through this brand, which is rooted in the special bond of motherhood and focused on their favorite season, late summer.