bernie & zuzu is the project of Bernie (a human) and Zuzu (a cat). Bernie creates the art and brings the brawn, and Zuzu provides the brains with her mad business skills. We created bernie & zuzu because the world needs more color, more joy, more vibrancy, more connection and more love.

At bernie & zuzu, we design unique, one-of-a-kind products with bold, bright color and exuberant patterns that give our customers permission to play and dream. We believe slow making is better, and we source environmentally sustainable and fair-trade products whenever possible. We are a proudly queer and feminist owned business based in Madison, Wisconsin.

You can find our goods at the top of State Street with the Dane County Farmer’s Market from April-October, at Little Luxuries and Communication Madison, and at local art markets such as The Crafty Fair and the Madison Maker Markets.

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