The Biz: Feature Articles

Made in the U.S.A.” is a declaration that epitomizes American manufacturing, ingenuity, quality and pride. From diverse backgrounds, including foreign cultures, we weave our heritage into great ideas and goods that fill America with a dynamic tradition that has a rich past and present, as well as a future! Among the many manufacturers who can claim, “Made in the U.S.A.,” are the four that The Giggle Guide® showcases today: Winter Water Factory hailing from Brooklyn; Yumy, creating fine children’s clothing in Dallas; and SpiritHoods Kids and little society — both from sunny Los Angeles.

As you gear up for a rollicking red-white-and-blue Fourth of July, proudly offer goods made in the United States! When you sell American products, you help keep our economy growing. You do your part to create jobs, as selling U.S.-made wares directly supports American workers and their families. Americans buying American-made products is more than just flag-waving patriotism –– it helps control the nation’s destiny at this important time in our history. Feel good about merchandising quality products made in the U.S.A. like these from Pop & Lolli, Zipfy, belly bump couture, and Channel Craft.

When I emailed Marlo Poole of Carolina Baby Company with questions about her products, I received a reply within hours. I was impressed by her prompt attention. A simple gesture, but for a company as successful and as busy as the sales rep organization Carolina Baby Company, the ability to respond and communicate with clients, buyers, and press in such a prompt manner is a key tool in effective marketing. “Everyone gets a response from us the same business day,” Poole wrote, “and we’ve been told how important that is to our buyers.” Carolina Baby Company represents at least 25 brands, including Itzy Ritzy, Zoe B Organic, Four Peas, Bambino Mio, and Baby JaR.

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Parents appreciate products that double in value by doing double duty –– especially children’s products that make childcare a little easier! The Giggle Guide® has flushed out terrific products that help solve common bathroom and household challenges; including safety, cleanliness, potty training, hand washing, and even getting kids to cooperate better with parental demands. So, without further ado, here’s the heads up on the Aqueduck Faucet Extender by Peachy, LLC, the Looster Booster Potty Stool, Jahgoo Baby Hardware by Kastel International, and handy products from Mommy’s Helper.

When it comes to the funnest organic apparel for baby, the cat’s out of the bag! It’s no secret that Cat Fish Design clothing sports wild ‘n’ crazy messages, with personality plus. With cute sayings such as “Lunch is on Me” and “America’s Next Top Bottle”, Catfish Design is the cat’s meow with fresh novelty baby clothing that’s causing a bit of a frenzy. Cat Fish offers 100% organic clothing made in the U.S.A that’s not your typical crunchy granola-colored one-pieces. The products are catnip for impulse shoppers, with a kitten-soft and supple touch and colorful drawings that complement colorful messages.

If you ever watched an Afterschool Special when you were a kid, you were no doubt brainwashed into believing that allowing your friends to talk you into anything could only lead to disaster. Every installment of this television staple was basically a sermon about how following the crowd would surely end with you living on skid row or being extracted from a car by the Jaws of Life. And all because you didn’t obey your mother’s warning against the evils of outside influences. But, despite what you’ve heard, all peer pressure isn’t bad — especially if you’ve got a product to sell.

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A childhood without doodles is like a childhood without creativity, imagination and laughter. What child hasn’t imagined their drawings coming to life, and what parent doesn’t proudly display a child’s doodles on the fridge? The book Doodleday by Ross Collins is perfect for art-loving kids, and makes an ideal gift when accompanied by a sketch pad and crayons. Doodleday stars Harvey, a young lad whose mother is leaving him for the afternoon. Little Harvey has only two instructions: do not disturb your father and do not, whatever you do, do NOT draw on Doodleday!

The 4th of July is just around the corner, but for those of us in the children’s industry, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! With weddings, Thanksgiving gatherings, Christmas and Hanukkah celebrations, and New Year’s parties filling up calendars, your customers are going to need a fabulous selection of formal frocks for their young ladies. The Giggle Guide® has the details on the frilliest, fanciest, and most elegant styles for tiny tots and teens alike. Us Angels, Calabrese Girl, and Biscotti provide gorgeous dresses, shrugs, gloves, tiaras, hair accessories and more to make sure every girl is pretty as a picture!

The holiday season is a time for joy, togetherness, and lots of great photo ops. From mischievous moments to multi-generational family gatherings, parents have plenty of opportunities to capture lasting memories. Of course, the right clothing enhances those perfect moments, whether the look is traditional or trendy. To prepare for the family holiday season, parents look for outfits that are comfortable, cute, and stylish enough to make a lasting impression. So start your wholesale holiday shopping now, with a selection of festive fashions from Malley & Co., CUT by 2 Blondes, Happy Garden, and Blume Kids.

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