“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop off like autumn leaves.” - John Muir. Clothing for children often follows a simple map: primary colors and simple designs. Holly Willis, creator of Eddy and Scout, charts a different course with unique textiles, colors and fit. Born from a need for clothes to fit her own lanky child while still offering uber-soft textiles, a sense of whimsy and quality design, Eddy and Scout has became a line for that skinny, tall kid on their own adventure.
Fresh for Spring! Balboa Baby launches three new mix and match bedding collections for design savvy parents who want to create a stunning space for their little ones. Bedding sets the stage for the entire nursery and Balboa Baby’s new collection provides a simple and fun way to customize the nursery. The Coverlets and Bumpers are reversible, creating two unique looks. The assortment of Crib Sheets makes it easy to achieve the look parents want. And when it comes to keeping baby cozy, the Simply Soft Blanket, Gauze Blankets and the Security Blanket all mix and match with the bedding collection.
De Salitto SS15 sportswears collection serves up trend setting childrenswear for both girls & boys. With pop colors, floral cameo prints and pretty pastels De Salitto’s Spring/Summer kids collection is sure to be a crowd pleaser.
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Otium Brands is an up-and-coming company with a lot to offer for moms who have an appreciation for natural parenting philosophy paired with a great sense of style. Their products are practical and useful and they also look great. The designs fit in perfectly with the easy-going yet active lifestyle that many parents aspire to enjoy. Clicking through their product catalog you’ll find Cozee Toes, the company’s flagship product and one of their best sellers. These sock/leg warmer hybrids are easy to layer under pants, shorts or skirts. They come in a variety of stylish colors and themes for both girls and boys.
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.
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.
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!
By Stephanie Hanlon - Thursday, February 19th 2015
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.
By Hannah Driscoll - Wednesday, February 18th 2015
While a lot of toys are used to simply keep babies distracted, Tiny Love offers products that support a child’s growth and development. Mobiles, gyms, and carriers are all made with the thought of how to make these first years a great beginning in a child’s life. These products are more than just a baby item, they stimulate an engaging and interactive experience. Multiple awards in best innovation and development show how instrumental parents will view Tiny Love products as educational choices for their babies.
The gold standard in toys for babies, toddlers, and preschoolers, European-based HABA USA celebrates its 35th year in North America – and the 10th anniversary of smash hit, award-winning, preschool stacking game Animal Upon Animal – with the release of dozens of brand new toys and games designed to delight a whole new generation of children. With hundreds of products spanning dozens of categories, HABA USA is the high-quality, high-design choice for millions of parents around the world. In addition to products manufactured in the German headquarters, HABA USA also distributes several innovative, European brands throughout the North American market.
KIDShow Las Vegas kicks off on President’s Day, Monday February 16th this year at Bally’s. The three-day event expects to host more new and first-time KIDShow exhibitors than ever before. Show Manager Denise Raeside says, “We are very excited to report that our exhibitor list has grown to over 60 new brands and first-time exhibitors and multi-line rep showrooms, in addition to many loyal brands that have supported our show from the beginning.” KIDShow is known for its welcoming atmosphere, excellent buyer and exhibitor relationships, and range of quality exhibitors with something for every retailer’s price point from mid-tier to high-end.