Green still a growing trend in spa, bath, baby and body industries
Still a buzzword in many industries, including the spa, bath, baby and body markets, “green” products are gearing up to make a big splash for 2011. Historically, beauty companies have been criticized for unethical and unsustainable business practices that include animal testing and chemical pollution.
However, market research company Organic Monitor reports that the beauty industry has begun to clean up its image by investing in specific corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability initiatives.
Coral & Tusk: the name is mysterious, simple and elegant. In art, and often in life, less is said to be more, and Coral & Tusk has mastered this technique with the use of a minimalist design that gives just enough to leave children’s buyers curious, enthralled, but never impatient. Subtlety, thy name is Stephanie Housley…
…which happens to be the name of the creator of Coral & Tusk, started back in 2007 by Housley and her husband Chris Lacinak.
A new infant’s delicate skin is often sensitive to the chemicals found in many skin products. Ilumina Organics’ baby products are carefully designed and manufactured with this sensitivity in mind. The creators of the Ilumina Organics line have made it their mission to educate customers on the chemicals used in many beauty products and to give them viable alternatives. They use only the most natural, sustainable ingredients possible, and take care to explain every ingredient in each product. Even the bottles and packaging are BPA-free.
No happier sound exists than children’s voices rising and falling in laughter and delight! Grownups love to orchestrate this beautiful music by playing games with children. Many households celebrate “family night” — a treasured time set aside to bond over treats and games. Fortunately, specialty companies like FamilyTimeFun, Endless Games, Professor Noggin’s, and GEOToys offer entertaining children’s games that are also educational. Kids and parents alike have a blast learning fun facts, while their playtime is punctuated with harmonious bursts of laughter!
In Italy, the phrase “Il bel far niente” translates as “the beauty of doing nothing.” Known for their authority on ‘taking it easy,’ Italians seem to have the right idea! What better way for a family to kick back and bond than by doing nothing… together? Even little ones need time to unwind, and after a full day of parenthood, Mommy and Daddy deserve a break too, with plenty of pampering. The Giggle Guide™ presents cozy and cuddly product recommendations from Baby JaR, Big Sky Carvers, My Pillow Pets®, and Bask Home™ that encourage the entire family to take a deep breath, snuggle up, and let out a collective, happy sigh.
Myklo Designs began in 2003, when artist Heather Handler incorporated her artwork and poetry into a small collection of greeting cards. Her unique style is now featured in an entire line of products, including 100% organic baby shirts. Myklo Designs’ Baby Mantra shirts are silky organic cotton with an original silkscreen design by Heather. Manufactured in California, each shirt is uniquely created not to conform to trends, but to be a piece of true artistic expression. Heather’s whimsical art is combined with her beautiful, soothing poetry that captures the hopes of new parents for their child.
We’re here at the ABC, ready to greet you all personally and show off our great new products. Visit us in the Naturally Kids section, Booth # 2021. Don’t forget to ask about our great show special in honor of our first time exhibition!