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Be honest, at some point “What’s in it for me?” has crossed your mind. Generally, this question is accompanied with negative, self-serving behavior. It carries with it derogatory connotations and if this was a conversation about generational behaviors, think Boomers, Gen-Xers and Millennials. Then the conversation would spin towards entitlement and the supposition that many people approach the world today with an “I am, therefore I should receive” mentality. But before I go too far into opening that Pandora’s box, I want to stop and see if I can convince some that maybe it’s not all bad to surmise “What’s in it for me?”

By now, all merchandisers who have an ear cocked to the public pulse show lots of green products. Sustainable fabric, environmentally-friendly packaging, and companies that truly embrace their workforce are good for everyone. Some green companies may have taken their path to differentiate themselves from others. They may find setting a positive example makes customers think more highly of them. Often, the company really likes making and selling goods that don’t harm anyone, either in the making or the end usage. The Giggle Guide® presents four companies with green profiles and offerings: Winter Water Factory, Bright-Brained Toys, trash-á-porter, and Dot&Co.

Happy Earth Day! Initially started to call attention to the necessity of protecting the environment and natural resources, Earth Day has evolved into a celebration that highlights the grandeur of nature and the various ways that we can all pull together to make the world a better place. Of course, many children’s companies have strong environmental policies they practice every day of the year. Companies like Prince Lionheart, Simple Nature, BooginHead and Tiny Tater Tees are bringing useful products to families while helping to build a better world.

Playtime New York
SwaddleDesigns®

As a surgical nurse, Neeta Tvelil knew the amount of germs that linger on the bathroom floor, which is why whenever she’d see a towel one of her three boys had left on the floor wet, she would cringe. She knew there had to be a solution. With a few tweaks to a basic hand towel, she created the Tottels towel for tots. The product promotes good hygiene and responsibility by making it easy to keep the towel attached to the rack and off the floor.

Flowers have long been associated with femininity. From ancient Greek myths to pressed-plant crafts to flower-themed dolls and toys, the image of the flower has held a special place in the lives of young women and little girls. It’s no surprise that floral prints and embellishments are so popular in feminine fashions. Whether a girl is 1 or 100, wearing flowers can make her feel brighter, prettier and more alive. The Proper Peony is a children’s wear designer that knows the power of flowers. The clothing in this line is geared toward kids who revel in the joy of dressing up in fancy, bright, colorful fashions.

If you’re going to start a business in Paris, you had better have an impressive inventory with something new to offer. In the capital of fashion, shoppers have pretty much seen it all and it takes a lot to make an impression. Even if your company is Internet-based, the reputation of having a Paris headquarters is both challenging and prestigious. French company Nordinary stands out from the crowd, both in their brick-and-mortar store and online, by offering trendy Scandinavian products for kids.

Fairy Finery Inc
Caletha Crawford
Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market - Dallas, Texas (3/26/14 - 3/29/14)

Everything’s bigger in Texas, and this holds true for the Dallas PBJ: Play Baby Juvenile Trade Show, held March 27th and 28th in the Dallas Market Center. The Market Center is a large, impressive venue that’s home to a number of vendors year round and also hosts special annual events like the PBJ. Out of the thousands of products and companies on display, the handful that caught our attention had a common thread: they’re designed to make life easier: Buggy Bench, InchBug, Nizo Wear and SnapFlaps all offer families functional and attractive products that make daily tasks more convenient and fun.

With the intense competition in the marketplace, many business owners have turned to manufacturing in other countries in order to save money. However, overseas manufacturing has led to recalls of products that were found unsafe, and has hurt the United States economy with the resulting job loss. Manufacturing products in America helps to rebuild our economy and provide jobs for American residents. Customers that buy American made products know that standards and codes are in place to help ensure products are safe. Elizabeth Cate, UnBOWlievable, Fat Rat Family and PunkinWrap are four companies that are committed to manufacturing their goods in America with great pride.

There’s something special about handmade baby gifts because they’re so often handed down for decades and there’s always a great story. Your store can contribute to multiple generations of joy and warmth with Bunch & Rosa quilts. These quilters live and work in North Carolina and use traditional quilting techniques with a twist: their designs are totally modern. Unlike the delicate quilts of yesteryear that could only be neatly folded on the edge of a bed, Bunch & Rosa quilts use hand-sewn binding, ensuring the quilt can be loved daily and still passed on.

Teeny Tiny Optics
See Kai Run

Most of us wear and use printed textiles every day, but few of us give much thought to how the prints are made. Prints are often made through the process of screen printing, in which a screen is used to filter ink onto the cloth in the desired colors and configurations. Long before this method was used, people had to employ simpler ways to transfer prints onto cloth. Hand block printing is the earliest and most time-consuming method of printing; it is also considered an art form, due to the time and talent that goes into the process. MoochicBaby brings the exotic flavor of hand block printing to children’s clothing and décor.

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