Hello Kitty: Empowering Girls Since 1974
Hello Kitty was created in Japan by Yuko Shimizu with Sanrio company in 1974 and has grown to be a well-loved worldwide phenomenon. What’s so great about this cartoon cat anyways, you ask? Unlike many characters designed for girls, Hello Kitty strives to inspire, not limit. She embraces femininity with more than a little pink while she writes letters and dances ballet, but she’s also adventurous, saving the city as a superhero, going on safari and even doing some work on the farm. She also teaches us to embrace and appreciate the small joys in life like playing in the rain, building a snowman or smelling the flowers; Hello Kitty teaches us how to love life.
Growing Up with Hello Kitty
One worry people often have when choosing wallpaper for a baby’s nursery or kid’s room is that the child will quickly grow out of the theme and all that hard will soon go to waste when it’s time to redecorate. Of course, Hello Kitty’s friendly and innocent feel is perfect for a little girl’s room, but did you know that Hello Kitty is also extremely popular with teens and older audiences too? Inspired by the Japanese Kawaii subculture, Hello Kitty has made her way into high-end fashion, food and even home décor!
Choosing Non-woven or Paper Material
The main difference between non-woven and paper wallpapers is in the ease of application and removal. Non-woven wallpaper is easy to hang as you can apply the paste directly to the wall without any soaking time and it can also be easily removed while completely dry. Paper is much more affordable for those on a budget, but it also requires more work to hang as the paper must soak in the paste before hanging (where it will also expand in size) and it will also be much more difficult to remove. Both have their pros and cons!