According to a survey by the Consumer Reports National Research Center, if shoppers were allowed to choose between a U.S.-made product and something identical made abroad, 78% of people opted for the American product. The reasons? Many respondents cited a wish to keep American manufacturing strong. Others expressed concern about the use of cheap labor overseas, and still others felt that American-produced goods were better quality. The Giggle Guide® spotlights products made in the USA, including: Royal Baby, Dreamspun, Suoak and Polka Dot Moon.
What has four sides and keeps babies clean? It’s not a quiz, it’s a Quib — the totally reversible bib from Bébé au Lait that gives parents the possibility of four clean sides. Feeding a baby is always an adventure, so why not make it a personalized one? Dibs on Bibs has enjoyable shapes that make mealtime more fun. Kiddologic’s bibit-all features long sleeves with ribbed cuffs, a high-ribbed collar, full coverage that extends to the lap and an innovative waterproof lining. Bella Bundles proves functional doesn’t have to be boring with the Reversible Black Hollywood Bib, which features a modern geometric pattern in black or pink.
Attending a panel discussion presented about how retailers can better work with bloggers and social media outlets, I remembered Marshall McLuhan’s famous quote from my college days: “The medium is the message.” He meant something about the medium influencing, and thus becoming part of, how the message is perceived. It kinda confused me then, just as I realized after the Q&A session that there is a lot of confusion about the ever-changing online media called “social.” Some retailers remained puzzled as to why anyone would be interested in what moms say about their families. One reason they should care is because many of these messages are influencing buying decisions and helping to build brands.
Gifts and Accessories for Stylish Infants & Toddlers
Known for our trendy designs and eye catching style, Baby Bella Maya offers a wide variety of gifts and accessories. We design fashion forward products that are perfect for baby showers, birthdays, holidays or any occasion where oohs and ahhs are sought!
Several new items are being introduced for 2013, including five beautiful infant car seat covers, matching blankets and our cute Lacy Leggings in expanded 3T and 4T sizes
When they feel how soft it is, Pima cotton will definitely be the fabric of your customers’ lives. During a trip to Peru, designer Elia Gressin-Zapata realized how amazing Pima cotton was and wanted to share it with her friends in France, so she created Melopima. Grown, harvested and sorted by hand by small producers in northen Peru, Pima cotton is so rare and silky it’s called “Silk of South America” and Elia made it a point to have production in Lima, Peru. The cotton is free of chemicals and GMOs and is used by leading brands across the world because of its soothing texture and purity.
The mom/nurse invented and 14-award winning Woombie is the safest, most effective way to swaddle baby. The unique peanut-shaped design requires no wrapping and its signature bebeflex™ fabric softly cocoons baby without restricting mobility/development. The soft eco-fabric re-creates the womb environment which is important for calming baby and preventing flailing arms.
Sweet hints of summer may fill the air, but for wholesale buyers, the holiday season is all too near. ‘Tis the time to make your final list to determine how you will deck your halls from September through December. Need some festive ideas to get started? The Giggle Guide® presents its annual Holiday Spotlight!
If you follow me on Twitter, you’ve already seen this quote, “The customer doesn’t care.” I wish I could take credit for having uttered this phrase but alas it was actually Gary Wassner of the factoring firm Hilldun who made this proclamation at an event I attended recently. Out of all the insightful things he said, this was the one that really jumped out at me because it’s true: The customer really doesn’t care.
RED BANK, N.J. (January 11, 2013)—Kissy Kissy by Tatiana and Company enters Fall ’13 with a collection ranging from sweet to sophisticated for every day, special days and everything in between. The line is designed with distinctive flourishes and whimsical themes that moms, grands and gift-givers will love and the ultra-soft Peruvian Pima cotton babies adore.
HUDSON, MA (April 30, 2013)—One year after launching its flagship Zen Swaddle at the ABC Spring Conference, Nested Bean returns to the show May 7th – 9th with four new proprietary patterns, each featuring a lovable cast of characters. The brand will be showcasing its new products in booth #222. The company will also offer enticing at-show specials for opening orders as well as reorder incentives.
Earth Day isn’t all about singing and turning off lights; it’s also about buying earth-friendly products all year long. Help the world and clean your shelves with these natural items. Want to offer diaper bags as hot as handbags? Evie Bett bags are cool in croc while being vegan-friendly. With the green start® line by innovativeKids, parents can make good decisions without sacrificing fun. Say an earthy “heyyy” to Hello Kitty muslin swaddles, towels, blankets and bibs through a joint effort of aden + anais and Sanrio. Never has “batteries not included” been as welcome as it is with Pure Play toys. Kids can make their own fun while parents can bask in noise-free sun.