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KidShow - Las Vegas, Nevada (2/16/15 - 2/18/15)

Buyers at the KIDShow Vegas, held February 17-19th at Bally’s, were able to discover lots of new exhibitors and brands, as well as proven favorites that always support this show because they can rely on it to come through with new doors, plus opportunities to enhance existing retailer relationships. The event’s hospitality and buyer-friendly atmosphere is always welcoming. After attending every KIDShow for almost 15 years, I was particularly pleased to meet new people that charged my professional battery for the health of the children’s fashion industry, and new brands with something both worthy to offer and be discovered by specialty stores looking for their next buzzworthy line.

For kids who want to stand out in a crowd with a fun, interactive product, Make Your Case is the perfect DIY kit. Kids can create the ultimate personalized cell phone cover that can be changed any time (every day if desired). Simple to use, each kit offers a variety of stickers and jewels to suit many different preferences. Created by the Maya Group, this innovative item helps children explore their crafty side with a safe, continuously fun product. The silicon phone covers are easy to make, with no added toxins. Parents and children will love these kits for birthdays, the holidays, or even for a rainy day inside.

Safety is a major concern of anyone involved with kids. They need to be visible out on bikes and scooters, in storms and any time decreased visibility could cause a problem. i Rock the Block brings stylish rain jackets that combine fashion, function and safety. Jackets are comfy to wear, hooded and well-fitted with a soft-touch waterproof shell that keeps the kid inside snug and dry. The fully-lined interior adds an extra touch of warmth. Add to it high-visibility safety trims that can be seen for up to 600 feet away.

KIDShow - Specialty Trade Shows
robinwrendesigns

Babies do lots of things well –– among them is growing fast. Blink and the baby who fit that outfit perfectly has totally grown out of it. The answer is adjustable clothes which comes to fruition via Posheez by American Posh. The line is the brainchild of Denisa Dragu who was unable to find a quality one-piece that would fit her long, slim newborn. Before you could say “perfect fit,” she came up with premium quality clothes that can be tweaked so body and outfit actually come together perfectly.

In 2006, Artterro founder and CEO Forrest Voedisch was shopping for a craft kit for her young sons. She noticed lots of uninspiring projects, cheap materials and wasteful packaging. She decided to make high-quality, eco-friendly, engaging art kits so that parents would have a convenient way to bring art into the home. Voedisch states, “With the help of my business partner, Jennifer Conn, and the rest of our team in Madison, Wisconsin, the Artterro line now includes 12 kits that make it easy to explore needle felting, decoupage, art journaling and more.” Popular kits include Wire & Bead Art, Bookmaking, Art Dolls, and Wool Felt Jewelry.

Toy Fair - New York City, New York (2/14/15 - 2/17/15)

Valentine’s Day is all about love, and when you’re a kid, there are few things you love more than your toys. Considering this, it makes sense that that the 2015 New York Toy Fair kicked off its opening day on February 14 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Toy Fair brings together hundreds of exhibitors from far and wide. The whopping 422,000 net square feet of exhibition space was divided into convenient product zones, making it easy for visitors to find the types of products and companies they were looking for. Manhattan Toy, ** Lil’ Orphan Nannies**, Le Toy Van and OgoSport all felt the love in their respective product zones.

Little Things Mean A Lot
Itzy Ritzy

It’s almost spring break, which leads to summer road trips. Despite what it looks like outside, in most of the U.S., we’ll all be on the road soon. And that means trying to offer the best in road trip entertainment. Parents will love you for offering something small, super portable, and with zero noise. Offer them a mini respite from the beeps of modern life with MiniLou. A children’s product company dedicated to bringing creative and portable products to families, MiniLou offers illustrated coloring books, paper pals and bookmarks for trips both short and long.

While most companies are now making the switch to more eco-friendly products, Babysoy has been environmentally conscious since its inception. Their entire newborn clothing line is made from soybean pulp, adding very minimal impact to the environment when processed. The fabric that’s produced is incredibly soft, breathable, and completely free of chemicals. This isn’t your average all-natural clothing line; it’s the ultimate in sustainable living.

It can be difficult to sell a line of plain baby carriers, but thanks to Cuddleroo, it doesn’t matter what the carriers look like. These adorable animal-themed covers are the perfect way for one to stand out among the rest. They work with most soft structured carriers (ones worn as a backpack or on the chest), and help protect baby from the elements too. Great as gifts for parties, baby showers, or themed events. There are plenty of options to choose from; your store could offer the whole zoo!

pediped footwear
Playtime New York

London street fashion has been making its way across the world in magazines and runways, and now little dudes can dress in edgy duds no matter what side of the pond they live on with Duke of London. Since launching in 2012 as the dream of an Australian mother who simply loved dressing her boys, the edgy brand has filled a gap in the fashion market. Unique designs by Kiri Proctor are uber cool comfort clothing for boys aged 6 months to 6 years. Duke of London is named after Kiri’s boys, London, 3 and Duke, 2. The style is revolutionary and radical, which is proving right on trend for the fashion forward mothers.

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