We are a mom and son owned t-shirt store that launched in June 2017, however, Mowsem was created years ago by a teenage boy with Autism. The background of my son's t-shirt designs is a little different than a typical t-shirt. My son is 20 years old now and was diagnosed with Autism at age 3. He has used his drawings of different characters throughout the years to express his emotions and behaviors around people. He was taught this when writing social stories with his teacher when he was in grade school. She would create the story and he would create the characters.
Mowsem, the name of the store is the character Montana has used in the last few years as an expressive outlet and did not want to share with anyone at the time he was drawing. He feels more comfortable now sharing his work and emotions, and that's when we started working on his online store. This is a way for him to earn an income like others his age and be able to contribute to society.