Have you ever moseyed by the kids’ section at Target, admired the adorable Cat & Jack shirts with their colorful designs and on-point messages, and wished that they came in adult sizes? We have. 🙌
And according to Instagram, we’re not alone. (Phew.) Teachers across the interwebs are summing their collective social power to beg Target to release adult sizes in their line of Cat & Jack shirts, and we have Chelsey Odgers, Lisa Dunnigan, and Tosha Wright to thank.
Odgers, aka @HipsterArtTeacher on Instagram, is a K–2 STEAM and technology teacher in New Jersey. She teamed up with Dunnigan and Wright, cofounders of The Wright Stuff Chics, to petition Target expand the kids’ line of Cat & Jack apparel to adult sizes.
On January 4, Odgers shared a post to Instagram, asking Target to make Cat & Jack T-shirts available in adult sizes. It wasn’t long before the post caught fire and had been shared by teachers across the country.
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Do you ever walk past the Cat & Jack section at @target and think “I wish they had this in my size”? Same, girl. That’s why I want to tell @target we need an adult Cat & Jack line!! I LOVE the colorful, fun designs and the cute illustrations (especially their adorable holiday prints!) Double tap if you agree 👕 🎯
“I love the Cat & Jack line, and Target of course!” said Odgers. “Their colorful, cute prints send messages of kindness, hard work and determination.”
Odgers and many other teachers confessed to squeezing into larger kids-size shirts because they loved the message so much. But not everyone is able to fit into kids clothing. Not even all children.
“An adult line would also be ideal for children who may be a larger size than a 14/16, who want access to age-appropriate graphic tees,” pointed out Odgers.
Dunnigan and Wright are also excited about the overwhelmingly positive response from the teacher community in support of the Cat & Jack adult-size movement. Their site features bright and colorful teacher shirts with sayings like “I’m Here for the Kids” and “Teaching Is My Happy Place.” They’re hopeful about partnership opportunities ahead.
“Every year we make a bucket list of things that we want to accomplish in the new year with our business. Working with Target is at the top of our list,” said Dunnigan. “We all love the Cat & Jack collection. We are hoping to have a Teacher Tee Collection added for specifically for educators.”
Our editor, Hannah Hudson, is also here for the trend. Here she is flaunting one of her favorite Cat & Jack shirts.
One of the joys of the Cat & Jack line at Target is that they’re always coming out with new, timely, and inspiring pieces.
We scanned their current collection and spotted several shirts that would totally make their way into our closets, if only they came in adult sizes.
This one (sported by Odgers) when talking about digital citizenship.
And this one would be perfect for full-moon days.
How about this one for a STEAM lesson?
Or this one for flashlight reading days?
We love this one for a lesson on the food pyramid.
Or this one for just about any day.
Also, this one any day.
Okay, okay. One last one to help spread kindness and love in our classrooms.
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