Join the The Giggle Guide® as we continue our globetrotting journey to discover the latest international hits to offer customers. The Internet Age has truly made the world smaller, with instant accessibility to terrific new products, no matter where you call home! Today’s trip takes us from Canada’s Monster Factory and Italy’s Baby Graziella to Hooligans of South Africa, tante martha from the Netherlands, and Blabla products made in Peru. Brilliant colors, fun-loving critters, beautiful fabrics and creative genius offer a world of retail opportunities!
NY Gift and Home Textiles Market Week is almost upon us and 7 W has been busy getting ready for market. In addition to the NYC Baby & Kids Fair and more than 130 only at 7 W Suites & Lines, we have attached a release on the 13 new and expanded suites opening in time for the market.
We know you are going to be juggling a lot of events across town…so we thought we would give you some programming highlights to help you plan.
Friday, August 13 - Uniquely UK Preview Reception from 4-6pm.
G’day mates! The Giggle Guide® has set sail on a worldwide exploration of children’s products, including a look at innovations from the land down under. We’ve rounded up the lowdown on some outstanding Australian brands that embody creativity, practicality and an infectious sense of fun! So join us down in the land of koalas and wallabies, for a lively little walkabout tour of Huggalugs, NOO Designs and FLATOUTaustralia.
In Play Showroom, located at The California Market Center in downtown L.A., has earned a quality reputation as an experienced, trend-setting rep room. The spirited team at In Play enjoys plenty of laughter and good-natured fun, but is definitely there to “work it!” Owner Sandra Martinez shares all the praise and success with her team of hard-working sales reps. We recently met up with Sandra to discuss what makes her work like play, and most importantly, how she plays to win for herself, her associates and the manufacturers she represents with unsurpassed style.
We have all experienced firsthand that “fashion is fickle.” However, unlike most fleeting fads and trends, Victorian style has influenced fashion design for centuries, as the classic lines and exquisite details never grow old. Powell Craft emulates the style of the Victorian Era and provides a “time machine” in which retailers can import goods reminiscent of a bygone age of English cottages in the rose-scented countryside. Offering timeless elegance and beauty, Powell Craft’s Old World designs are here to stay!
“Making something from nothing” used to be just an expression that described someone’s creativity and ingenuity. In today’s age of environmental concerns and attention on “going green,” some businesses now literally make something from nothing, turning what most would consider trash into treasures. By reusing and re-purposing as much as possible, Shains, TerraCycle and Ecoist are a few companies that are turning the message of “tread lightly, use less and leave less” into innovative eco-business enterprises!
Krik-it Kids has opened a new store in Fairfield, CT and is now offering Frittabello’s award-winning baby journal, My Life, and our new children’s book, “Frittabello and his Angel” in this store as well as their Wilton location. www.krikitkids.com
This season, 7 W New York’s Baby and Kids Fair will feature a top-notch lineup of new and returning exhibitors enhanced by programming vital to those in the baby and kid industry. The three-day show will kick off on the 11th floor at 7 W 34th Street with its very own opening night bash on August 16th from 5 to 8 pm.