“So use…your imagination,” wrote Cole Porter. This remains excellent advice today! Imagination, that glorious key ingredient to a happy childhood, builds a strong foundation in the architecture of a fertile, young mind. Children who nurture creativity find unique solutions to life’s challenges as they grow into adulthood. The Giggle Guide® celebrates the creative sparks that ignite children’s imaginations with a look at crafts and activities from Supereditions, Aliquantum-International, Peter Pauper Press, Faber Castell’s Creativity for Kids and Bead Bazaar.
By Michelle Armstrong - Monday, November 22nd 2010
Hippototamus, a European-inspired children’s wear collection, has grown from its origins in company-owned brand shops in NYC to availability at other specialty retailers. For the first time, the brand is offering its unique and competitively-priced Spring 2011 apparel, for children ages newborn through six, to a broader market. “I am excited to be growing Hippototamus, as I began this endeavor five years ago to fill a huge void in the marketplace!” says founder and president Tiffani Talbot. “Better quality children’s wear at a moderate price point was not, and is still not, readily available.”
Welcome to “Imagination Theater.” Not since Jim Henson created Kermit the Frog from a fuzzy robe and golf balls have there been such innovative options for creative puppet play for children! By offering a variety of fanciful products from Maxim Enterprise, Apple Park, Puppet Hand and Folkmanis, you can bring the world of Imagination Theater into your store, and introduce a whole new generation to the magic of puppets, theaters, and story time.
Kids are notorious for leaving their sippy cups just sitting around anywhere. When they finally return for another swig, they are either met with a sweaty, dripping mess from condensation or a lukewarm drink that’s no longer appetizing. Then there is the frustration of warming a baby bottle to take along in the car only for it to be cold by the time baby needs it! Want to provide your customers with a happy solution to both of these problems? Give Bottle Freakers a try!
Oh Plah! welcomes Brightmum as it's European distributor
Roundhouse Design Collaborative, designer of The Oh Plah! Teething Bracelet, is excited to announce that Oh Plah! is now available in Europe through distributor Wereldmama / Brightmum. Take a look online at www.ohplah.eu or www.ohplah.nl. Oh Plah! is the winner of eight awards for design, function and eco-mindedness, and is the only teething bracelet on the market that can be used safely with both babies and kids. Contact
for more information or visit us online at www.roundhousedc.com.
Young boys and girls love to enter the world of knights, princesses, heroes and villains. Even with the most active imaginations, every story is made more exciting when children can experience the fantasy coming to life in active, surprising and hands-on ways. The pop-up series of classic stories published by Simon and Schuster presents favorite tales in an engaging way that makes reading an adventure! With the upcoming release of the newest title in the collection — Beauty and the Beast — parents can build a keepsake library of children’s literature.
New York, New York - November 16, 2010 - Today, New Jammies, announces some much needed nighttime relief for the 20-percent of infants and young children in this country that suffer from eczema. Recognizing that 90% of all cases of eczema start before a child turns five years-old, the pajama maker known for it’s ‘pajamas with a purpose’ philosophy has just introduced a special mitted collection that are specifically designed to help children sleep more soundly when suffering from excessive itching and scratching during the night.
No Slippy Hair Clippy™, Inc. has filed a lawsuit against Almar Sales, Inc, a New York manufacturer and distributor of children’s accessories. In a court action dated June 15, 2010, the suit alleges infringement of No Slippy’s registered trademark Princess Bow®.
According to a statement by NSHC President Ramey Salyer, “No Slippy Hair Clippy invented the no-slip hair clip marketplace, and we take our intellectual property very seriously. We have been granted 19 registered trademarks in our category by the US Patent office, and we intend to defend them aggressively”.
Today is America Recycles Day, a nationally-recognized, annual celebration which promotes recycling programs and practices. Slowly but surely, the attention has paid off. In 2007, it was proven that the amount of waste disposed straight to landfills has decreased from 89% to 54% over the past 30 years! In honor of America Recycles Day, The Giggle Guide® is featuring terrific children’s products from Twirls & Twigs, Lisa Austin Design, and Nahui Ollin. These companies reuse a variety of materials to create purses, headbands, bracelets, wallets, dresses, shirts, and baby blankets and more!
Connect with buyers and showcase your products in the expanded Kids/Baby collection at the January 21–24, 2011 California Gift Show! The largest wholesale gift show on the West Coast is proud to bring you key retailers such as:
Society continues to move forward, and if businesses don’t follow the global lead, they will be left behind. The juvenile products industry, inch by inch, is going organic and placing Fair Trade practices squarely on its business radar. By supporting Fair Trade, organic, and eco-friendly transactions across the globe, both the environment and low income economies are given a fighting chance at sustainability and growth. Every day, more and more children’s businesses are becoming part of the Fair Trade phenomenon, including: noted*, mirasa design, One World Projects, and Maggie’s Functional Organics.
Believe it or not, Spring 2011 is right around the corner. Here at Attitude Pie we have been busy baking up our Delicious Popsicle Collection is the dreamiest ever!!
Be sure to check out the Hot Fiesta Collection which includes the Rumba Tutu Dresses, Cha Cha Skeggins sets, Salsa Pettiskirts Sets, and Our New Party Girl Pettis and Tango Dresses! We have been very busy baking up a storm for your customers and hope you find lots of goodies for your store!