About Us

Funtasia Too has long been a favorite of parents, grandparents and little ones who adore our whimsical designs and classic silhouettes. The line features traditional, high-quality fabrics such as seersucker, fine wale corduroy, splendid cotton prints and soft, bright knits. Matching outfits for brother and sister have been our signature look for over 40 years.

Funtasia was founded in 1975 by two women, Jerry Smith and Mary Works. Smith, a spunky widow who owned a well- known children’s clothing store in Dallas, decided she wanted to be on the ground floor of creating exceptional children’s clothing. So, she sold her store and opened her manufacturing business. Fortunately, she met and hired Mary Works, an effervescent and enthusiastic mother of five, who possesed considerable skill as a seamstress. Together, these two female entrepreneurs opened Funtasia’s first 1,500-square-foot headquarters with only two sewing machines and a cutting table that doubled as their desk. For their first venture into the Dallas market, they showed eight pieces at the Apparel Mart. Their line of overalls, appliqued dresses and rompers were such a huge hit with buyers that orders far exceeded their expectations. Mary and Jerry had to beg, borrow and steal just to find enough boxes to ship their designs to eager store owners.

In 1989, Jerry Smith retired and Mary Works bought out her interest in the company. Mary wore many hats during this time as she tirelessly fought to run the business, design new lines, supervise production and shipping and attend regional markets, all while taking care of her family as a sole parent – and using her children as models! With her grit and determination, the company continued its success in dressing children for every occasion. Mary maintained and excelled at her vision to design clothes that are bright, fun and in good taste, embracing trends but transcending fads. 

In 2000, Funtasia expanded their demographic through the acquisition of the Maggie Breen line of girl’s 7-16 dresses in 2007. Maggie Breen features clean, classic looks to please both mother and tween. The line provides lovely companion pieces to the Funtasia look for school aged girls.

Quality control has always been key to Funtasia’s success. Mary insists that every garment they send to their clients is flawless. Her half-a-century experience in the industry means that she can look across the room at 500 garments and spot even the smallest error.

Funtasia is a family business. Mary’s daughter Sara joined the company in 2000, leading all aspects of production. In 2007, Funtasia was pleased to add Jason Wertz, Sara’s husband, as the head of customer service. So many of our clients tell us how much they love to call in and talk to Jason, as he calmly and expeditiously addresses their requests for additional shipments.The Funtasia family business continued to expand as Mary Beth, Mary’s oldest daughter, joined the team in 2010 and supports the team in many ways. In addition, each summer, Mary’s hardworking grandchildren pitch in to grow our business.

Today, Funtasia Too operates out of a 10,000 square foot warehouse in Dallas, TX. Mary and Sara design a spring and a fall line every year each consisting of over 250 pieces. They work closely with local vendors and sewers to produce quality garments with their signature, traditional style. Mary leads her company with the goal of making people smile every single time they see their child in Funtasia Too’s classic designs.