The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® offers advanced technology to access products, showrooms, exhibitors and more
MMPI is excited to offer a free new Mobile Application Tool, which will allow buyers and retailers an easy and convenient way to access The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® product locator using Smart phone technology. This new online Mobile App will allow buyers to take advantage of the benefits of the online product locator to search for showrooms, exhibitors, product lines and more using their smart phone.
Pregnancy is one of the most joyful and exciting events in a woman’s life! Unfortunately, pregnancy often brings on intense nausea, which can strike quickly and unexpectedly. Expectant moms suffering from morning sickness, and anyone prone to motion sickness, should keep a new “friend” close at hand…Chuck the Yuck! When a pregnant mom or carsick kid gets the urge to upchuck, this disposable bag saves the day! This durable, designer sickness bag is built tough, to easily contain the mess and trap offensive odors until one can “chuck the yuck” in the trash.
Frames by Devora will be featured in the Beckman’s™ Handcrafted Show, July 24–27
CHICAGO (July 19, 2010) – The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® is proud to announce that Frames by Devora will be offering individually hand-painted frames by local Chicagoland artist Devora Fisher, at the upcoming July Market. Fisher, 24, is a Chicagoland artist living with significant developmental disabilities, who creates one-of-a-kind decorative frames using specially designed mittens that create unique patterns and impressions.
When you first learn you’re about to become a mother, time stops. It’s just a split second, but it’s a very clear, unforgettable quiet out of body experience. In that single moment, you realize you are no longer just you, you are carrying a life, another. It’s a bit dizzying. The feeling that you are different than you were before that moment is ever present, until one day you realize you can’t remember exactly who you were before the baby. I don’t think there is any single event in the human experience as life changing as becoming a parent.
LJBryn&Co. represents, markets and sells cutting-edge, hand-made and small-batch children’s products, in addition to big name brands. Sales Representative Lara Joy Brynildssen says, “I specialize in giving each unique brand the attention you would give it, if you were still out there marketing it yourself. Many of the brands I represent are family-owned companies and I understand the individual challenges those businesses face when finding their niche in the children’s marketplace.” Lara shares insights into her sales rep experience and what goes into making her firm, LJBryn &Co. successful.
An extravaganza full of the newest designs and fabulous creations is at the The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market®, running July 14th through July 21st at AmericasMart. With more than 4,000 showrooms and an abundance of temporary booths, you can be sure to find exactly what you need for the upcoming season, all in one place! The Giggle Guide® spotlights just a few of the exhibitors to whet your appetite: A Light in the Night, Acting Out, Chi Chi Baby, and Dead Sea Pavilion.
Satsuma Designs has just launched its newest collection of nursery essentials in a line of organic bamboo bibs and burp cloths, appropriately titled ‘Bambibs’ and ‘Bamburps’, but of course! Fashioned in three seasonal colors - cocoa, lime and plum stripe - these new sets are spun of organically grown bamboo, organic cotton flannel and incredibly aborsbant bamboo terry cloth. Wholesale prices range from $5 to $22 for our new gift sets.
The Fall/Holiday line sheet is available here at The Giggle Guide. Thanks for checking us out!
“Sugar Babies” located in Old Town Temecula, California is one of the most unique boutiques we’ve recently discovered. Sugar Babies, is a Specialty Shoppe that carries the best quality toys, gifts, shoes, clothing and accessories. Owner Lisa De la Torre prides herself in handpicked items that are age appropriate and only found in the most discriminating stores.
Cooking together has been a recipe for bonding and memory making with children for generations. Kids love stirring it up with Mom, Dad and Grandma. In addition to getting to “lick the spoon,” children learn about healthy ingredients, simple math, flavorful spices and basic cooking skills. However, as any good chef knows, cooking can make a fine mess! Aprons are therefore an essential “uniform” in the kitchen. Colorful aprons from Art•Style•Design Living can make kids (and their assistants) look and feel like real chefs!
Our first Baby Shop Hop (www.babyshophop.com) is due September 1, 2010, but our newest event wouldn’t be complete without a chance to give back to the community that makes our Shop Hops possible! For each logo found and clicked on during the Baby Shop Hop we will make a donation to a charity.
Which charity, you ask? That’s for YOU to help us decide. Starting June 1, Shop Hop Productions launched their “Charity Select” contest.
Jim and Marlo Poole started Carolina Baby Company in November, 2007 after relocating from Southern California to the Southeast. They represent some of the finest baby and children’s gifts, gear, apparel, toys and accessories. They are well-known for “Poole-ing” their many resources and sharing their experiences to help their customers succeed.
Here, Marlo shares her insights on what makes for a good rep/manufacturer/retailer relationship, and what Carolina Baby Company does to build strong, and personal, business relationships.