About Us

A laidback lifestyle brand spreading sunshine and love throughout the land.

Katydid is the ultimate brand for the adventure-seeking, outdoors-loving woman. Whether you’re going to the beach for a weekend or you’re headed to the lake with the kids, Katydid’s trendy hats, graphic tees, and accessories are popular and stylish!

Katy’s Story

Katydid is the creation of Texas designer and entrepreneur Katy Messersmith. Katy’s journey into fashion began in 2002 when she was working at a clinic in Ghana as a volunteer. When Katy’s luggage went missing soon after her arrival, she saw it as an opportunity to get creative. Instead of heading to the closest store, Katy went to work collaborating with a few local seamstresses. Together, they created a collection of colorful wrap skirts and vibrant bags.

That experience was a real game changer for Katy, and she returned to her Dallas, TX, home with a passion for design and a desire to create even more women’s clothing and accessories.

Since 2002, Katydid has grown into a lifestyle brand of cute apparel, entertaining accessories, and trendy gifts. Katy’s sense of fashion and unstoppable work ethic has turned Katydid into an emerging leader in popular women’s apparel and accessories.

The business continues to grow every year, and it was recently listed in the Inc. 5000 as one of the fastest-growing private businesses in America. Katydid is still based in Katy’s hometown of Dallas, TX, but it’s now located in the heart of the design district.


 Why Katydid?

The majority of Katydid products are designed and decorated in the USA. The unique designs with vivid colors and high-quality fabrics make the stylish Katydid designs very popular and make Katydid a one-of-a-kind women’s fashion brand. Katy continues to design her popular Katydid products with her eye for trend-setting designs that transforms clothes and accessories into fashionable items that are seen almost anywhere in the US.

Check out Katydid’s collection of stylish trucker hats or take a peek at our fun, entertaining, and sassy graphic tees. Our products are manufactured to last, so like a fine wine, the more wear and tear, the more stylish Katydid products become.


 Katydid Gives Back

Katydid is always looking for ways to give back to our local and global community. We aim to empower women and be a force for positive change in Dallas and around the world. Past charities that Katydid has supported include Dress for Success, Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Suicide and Crisis Center, Kidd’s Kids, and the Fashion Group International of Dallas.

If you have a charity you’d like Katydid to get involved with or have any questions about our trendy products, head to the Contact Page. We’d love to hear from you!

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