What do a sports-loving snail, a deep-sea-diving walrus and a trapeze-artist monster have in common? They’re all part of the colorful (and earth-friendly) pack of creatures known as Zomsters, imagined by Snoqualmie mom Ronda Bergman for her new children’s clothing line.
Bergman, a former clothing designer for Northwest outdoor clothiers (Columbia Sportswear, Outdoor Research and Eddie Bauer), has created a cast of adorable, slightly off-kilter characters; some critters are somewhat recognizable (Wally’s obviously a walrus; Humphrey is…is he a pufferfish?); others are just a playful collection of tentacles, googly eyes and grins that kids are sure to love. The images are printed locally with nontoxic dyes on organic cotton onesies, knot hats and toddler tees, as well as on ready-to-hang art blocks and digital art prints that feature fade- and water-resistant pigment inks.
Available at Monster Art and Clothing in Ballard, Columbia City Art Gallery, North Seattle’s Tasty and online at zomsters.com