ALIKE is not only environmentally-friendly, but the clothes come in designs and colors meant to appeal to all kids. CHICAGO — Parents know the drill: get grilled about the sex of your child during pregnancy, and expect an onslaught of pink or blue everything at the shower depending on the answer. Though gender stereotypes are decidedly less relevant in 2019, the kids clothing world remains hyper-gendered — and local fashion designer and mom Melissa Serpico Kamhout is out to change that. Serpico Kamhout never set our to design kids clothes, but after her fraternal twins — a boy and a girl — started developing their own style and personality, the idea began to take hold. “My son loves bright colors and my daughter was starting to think that it wasn’t right for him to wear them,” Serpico Kamhout said. “They were really kind of reading into gender stereotypes from a young age.” When the family went shopping, it was difficult to find clothes they both liked that wasn’t gender specific. That’s when she realized there was a need for gender-neutral children’s wear that was also environmentally friendly.  So, Serpico Kamhout co-founded ALIKE Kids with business partner Kaitlin Meyer, and ...