Charlene T. Zarling, Crave Crustaceans is dedicated to, and passionate about providing exceptional quality clothing and accessories for discerning customers. From our beautiful artwork, to our outstanding embroidery, to the flair of our styles, to our support of Autism related charities, our passion is always evident. To learn more about us, click here.
We are proud to share that these crustaceans are all original artistic creations drawn by our Founder’s daughter, Alli, who happens to be on the autistic spectrum. Her work showcases her artistic vision with bright, fun, lifelike depictions of Florida lobsters, blue crabs and crawfish. Learn more about the artist.
It was 1992. Very few had heard of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), that was, unless a child was non-communicative with major cognitive and/or social impairments, etc.
Not having yet had a child, we assumed Alli was stuck in “the terrible twos.” After awhile, it became apparent there were other issues. Finally, at age 12, she was accurately diagnosed with ASD.