About Shrimp and Grits Kids
What is Shrimp and Grits Kids? Shrimp and Grits Kids is a line of high quality, hand smocked children’s clothing whose products are actually affordable!
Why the name “Shrimp and Grits Kids”? Well, because it is different and memorable! The Shrimp are actually the sweet southern little boys and the Grits are the Girls Raised In The South who adorn the sweet smocked styles.
What makes Shrimp and Grits Kids Unique? Designer Megan Hewitt uses her surroundings, Coastal South Carolina, as inspiration for her designs. With designs like Rockville Red Drums and Edisto Alligators, Shrimp and Grits Kids’ designs are anything but ordinary.
Where are Shrimp and Grits Kids products sold? Shrimp and Grits Kids products are sold on the website, www.shrimpandgritskids.com. They are also sold via trunk show all over the US- predominantly in the South (smocked country).
The Origins of Shrimp and Grits Kids
Founder Megan Hewitt’s Story: I had my first child in the spring of 2005 and quickly learned about smocked clothing. I was dying to dress my little one in this sweet southern style, but doing so was financially impossible! I started looking for an alternative: “I’ll learn to smock!” I thought. I took one class, realized it would take me a year to make one dress and moved on. Always the crafty one, before becoming a stay at home mommy, I was an Elementary Art teacher, I started making my daughter dresses. This was fun but very time consuming, and I ended up spending as much on the patterns and cute material as I would have spent on a boutique dress. I realized moms need an alternative to high priced, adorable, hand smocked boutique clothing, so Shrimp and Grit Kids was born!
I searched far and wide for a manufacturer that could deliver a high quality product and found a great match! Without the middle man, I can offer moms the same quality and cute factor as the boutiques at a fraction of the cost. Shrimp and Grits Kids started selling online in April of 2007 and immediately sought a larger market and began hosting trunk shows all over the South. We have grown now to over 800 shows per season, selling in over 20 states.
Girls Smocked and Appliquéd Clothing Styles:
Short sets and Bloomer sets
Smocked and Appliquéd dresses
Boys Smocked and Appliquéd Clothing Styles:
Smocked short sets
Who’s Who at Shrimp and Grits Kids
Megan Hewitt: Founder and Owner
Megan was born in the upstate and moved to Charleston, South Carolina when she was 10. She spent the rest of her childhood on Sullivan’s Island and fell in love with coastal South Carolina. She attended Bishop England high school and went on to study Art at the University of South Carolina. After graduation she taught Art in the public school system.
She married her high school sweet heart, Pitts Hewitt, in 1999, and had a daughter, Ella, in 2005. After the birth of her daughter she quit her teaching job and founded Shrimp and Grits Kids. When she is not working, Megan enjoys playing with her daughter, painting, jewelry making and spending time at the beach. Pitts and Megan welcomed their second little girl, Lyla Gray in July of 2008.