The Biz

One of the most popular fashion/lifestyle genres in North America is the casual-outdoors look, made popular by brands like L.L. Bean and Lands’ End. These brands offer essentials like cable knit sweaters, corduroy pants, heavy rain gear and field coats. This genre has become a staple of department stores, boutiques and better clothing catalogs from coast to coast. Sovereign Code is a standout company providing this clean, casual look. The company started out as a men’s brand and has branched out to include a boy’s label as well. True to its heritage, Sovereign Code’s Boys collection has a definite outdoorsy feel.

​Barely a day goes by without the report of a data breach, also known as a data spill, unintentional information disclosure or data leak. But, closer examination reveals that these situations are more insidious than we know. “We often don’t hear about a data breach as most incidents go unreported,” says Michael Bruemmer, vice president of Experian Data Breach Resolution, who likens this situation to an iceberg in which eighty-five percent of the mass is below the water and only the top fifteen percent is visible. “Every company — regardless of how large or small it is — needs to be prepared for a data breach,” Bruemmer continues.

Every year, the flu and cold season seems to get worse and worse with new nasty versions of viruses or bacteria popping up. Now parents can arm their kids with an extra boost to beat the blustery cold and flu season, without giving them all the junk or sugar that hides in the usual “kid vitamins.” KidzSprinkles is a genius doctor mom invention that gives parents a sugar-free way to get important vitamins and probiotics into little tummies. Works for adults too. Simply sprinkle on any food or drink and get a boost of vitamins, enzymes, minerals and probiotics.


While clothing gets the majority of attention at this time of year, supplies and accessories like pencil cases, binders, and of course, backpacks, are essential for not only a student’s academic life, but also their ability to remain organized, cool and confident. School brings along with it new opportunities for extracurricular activities, trips, sporting and social events that may require kid-size suitcases, shoulder bags and other types of carry-ons. Companies like PetSac, Animal Head Backpacks, Hug-mi and Okiedog all have something new and different to offer.

pediped introduces their new Kenadi boot named in memory of Kenadi Jean Weis, a beautiful young girl who died when she was just 5 1/2 years old. Kenadi suffered from a traumatic birth experience and was diagnosed with Infantile Spasms a few months after she was born. She passed away unexpectedly from asymptomatic pneumonia and probably a seizure. pediped was introduced to Kenadi when her mother contacted them in need of an over-sized soft-sole Originals shoe. They went on to develop a shoe just for Kenadi and it worked perfectly for her special needs.

Introducing DuneCraft’s newest edition to their glass terrarium line, the Double Bubble. The Double Bubble gives you more space and double the fun! Perfect for the office or home, these lush miniature landscapes are refreshing sights and make for relaxing scenery all year long.

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While us adults are always telling kids how good they have it, little ones have a big world to learn their way around. Bombarded with scary and inexplicable events on television and online, intense emotions can be frightening and difficult to cope with. One way Andi Green dealt with those scary feelings was through art. Her drawings created a lifeline to express the complicated monsters in her head. And by personifying the emotions, she was empowered and began to share her creations. And so our world has been gifted with The WorryWoo Monsters, an award-winning series of books and plush dolls written and illustrated by Green.

Hey diddle diddle, the cat and the fiddle — one of the most beloved nursery rhymes — gave rise to a collection of unique and totally fabulous items for babies and children under the aegis of Daisy & Blu, a company dedicated to celebrating the beginning of life with style. Their blankets, pillows, rugs and wraps tell stories inspired by classic nursery tales that captivate audiences, delighting children and those who love them. The line is the creation of award-winning designer Sherry West, knitter extraordinaire, who turned her artistic talents into a company when expecting a baby girl.

No matter how parents choose to feed a baby, weaning them and getting them to the table is a big milestone. And that’s when it gets interesting. After parents invest in carpet cleaners and plastic tarps, help them out by offering dining accessories to make table time fun and semi-contained. Kids will want to stay hydrated with Bottle Buds from KidKusion and the pinwheel perfection of the Sip & Spin Cup from nuSpin Kids. To keep kids at the table, KidsFunwares has made a game of mealtime while NUK is keeping its name and reputation safe with new products for all phases of eaters.