Happy Heinys sends nearly 1 ton of Reusable cloth diapers, infant clothing, baby blankets, and small toys to orphanages in Haiti
San Diego, Calif.- Feb 22,2010 Happy Heinys, one of the largest manufacturers of modern reusable cloth diapers, is honored to be able to help those who are less fortunate that we are. Happy Heinys has worked with several different infant orphanages around the world over the last 8 years by sending reusable diapers for the workers to use.
Toy Fair -
New York City, New York (2/14/10 - 2/17/10)
If there’s one thing buyers can bank on in this economy, it’s the undeniable pleasure of glimpsing what’s hot when it comes to playtime. This year’s crop of new playthings—fresh from the American International Toy Fair in New York— are destined to delight many kids of all ages. Here is a sampling of the latest and greatest toys for the upcoming season from Patch Products, Apple Park, Worx Toys, Madame Alexander and Learning Resources.
CHICAGO, IL (February 2010 ) — Itzy Ritzy™, a manufacturer of chic and functional baby and toddler gear, invites buyers and media to experience Itzy Ritzy’s innovative, eco-friendly Snack Happened™ Reusable Snack Bags in action. Stop by the Itzy Ritzy Candy Bar at Booth 9324 during the ENK Children’s Club to spin candy and gumballs into your free snack bag.
Henderson, NV - - (February 2010) - - Ethan Kilmer has joined pediped® as a sales representative in charge of the Southeast region. This region includes Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, Florida and the Carolinas. Ethan takes over this position from Chris Rogers who has transitioned to the West Coast region, which comprises California, Oregon, Nevada and Arizona.
Prior to joining pediped®, Ethan spent three years playing in the NFL for both the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals. Ethan attended Penn State University.
All little girls share a special secret with Cinderella; the enchanting spell cast by the perfect party dress can be truly magical! Party clothes work like a charm for boys too. Even the scruffiest ruffians are transformed into dashing young princes when dressed to the nines. Twirling and good manners abound when children are dressed up in delightful party attire from Isobella and Chloe, Biscotti, Fantaisie Kids and Us Angels. These dazzling outfits are sure to captivate all the guests at the ball!
The age-old practice of buttoning kids up in stiff, starched party clothing is a fading memory. Today’s parents realize that all their children’s clothes are play clothes. No matter what the occasion, kids will be kids and their clothing needs to stand up to that fact. No problem! Modern children’s fashions are not only super stylish, but are comfortable and durable as well, so parents can take their tots to a special event and stop at the playground on the way home without blinking an eye. Check out the eye candy assortments from Zackali 4 Kids, Right Bank Babies, Deux par Deux and Sara Sara, perfect for both partying and playing!
Spring fever is spreading like crazy, and kids who have been cooped up indoors all winter are more than ready to don their favorite play clothes and head outdoors to hit the monkey-bars, sandbox and swing-set! Colorful, fun activewear brightens a child’s day, especially after a long winter. The Giggle Guide® is a hop, skip, and jump ahead, and is excited to feature companies that provide soft, fashionable, comfortable and durable garments that allow kids to be kids when they play. Check out the newest additions at Kicky Pants, Flap Happy, cachcach, and Sweet Potatoes, Inc. for selections that make playtime fun for everyone!
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 16, 2010) –The January California Gift Show® saw a rise in both attendance and exhibitors during the seven-day show. Showrooms and exhibitors alike reported strong sales and high traffic. Attendees loved the new look of the show and the extensive resources available. Buyers were re-energized as the show brought excitement and new resources to see, from increased exhibitors and interactive resources to inspiring product displays.
Los Angeles, CA (February 9, 2010) – Leading exhibitors were honored with Outstanding Exhibitor Awards at the California Gift Show® located at the Los Angeles Convention Center and the L.A. Mart, January 12-18. Winners were selected by an internal committee and were judged on product innovation, booth presentation, participation, attitude and more. The award winners below exemplify the best and the brightest at this year’s market. The awards themselves were conceived to spotlight outstanding contributions.
7 W New York Winter Gift and Home Textiles Market Week was a great kick off to the New Year, with attendance up 25% and all signs pointing to a prosperous 2010. The success of the first ever NYC Baby & Kids Fair was yet another indicator of good business ahead. The two shows attracted a varied and notably enthusiastic group of attendees who checked out the trove of new and cutting edge wares in a variety of categories. In contrast to the city’s winter chill, inside 7 W, a feeling of spring was in the air.
Children’s products seem to be getting nominated for more awards than ever — even Hollywood might blush! But does winning awards truly help sell the products? Our moms have mixed feelings about the influence of accolades. When it comes to what matters most, moms also place a lot of weight on word-of-mouth recommendations from other moms. The eighth question in The Giggle Guide’s exclusive series asks: “Do product awards/accolades influence your selection of children’s products, and if so, how?”
In January, I attended The California Gift Show, LA Mart, NYIGF and 7 W Baby & Gift Fair. The shows were brimming with exciting new products for children’s retailers. Here are some quick-pick highlights of a few of the many fantastic products that caught my attention at the gift markets: JUMBiES, Capturing Couture, SplatBack, Kover-Ups and Oomfy. Enjoy my gift rap, and look for upcoming reviews from Toy Fair, KidShow and MAGIC.