‘Lina Bean products offer fashionable baby accessories from bibs and burp clothes to changing pads and Crayon rolls. What makes this collection so unique? First of all, the products are as cute and clever as the brand name sounds. Owner Caroline Kurz Ritter was first nicknamed ‘Lina Bean because ‘Lina was short for Caroline, and she was a like a string bean as a child. The name seemed to fit, and her family still refers to her as ‘Lina Bean. Ritter started the business in 2006, when her first child was two months old. She noticed he was spitting up a lot and none of her burp cloths stayed put on her shoulder. She cut one into a bean shape, and it worked!
The 9th Annual ABC Kids Expo will be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville on September 23 through September 26. More than 950 exhibitors in over one million square feet of space will show what’s new to national and international retailers, sales reps, importer/exporters and the media. From furniture to baby gear to apparel, gifts, toys and lots more, this show has a stronger vibe than ever! Get ready to see these fantastic brands and many miles more: Niniwalker, GO!screen, oogaa and Levana.
Juvenile Solutions, based in Van Nuys, California, are importers, manufacturers and distributors of unique infant and toddler accessories. Brands that Juvenile Solutions manufacture include Hush a Bye Baby Animal Hooded Towels, the Sip & Stroll Insulated Bottle/Cup Holder, Messeez Highchair & Car Seat Covers, and the newest acquisition, Dipe n’ Go Baby Changing Station. Imports are Thermobaby from France featuring feeding, bathing, and potty items, and Baby Cubes, manufactured in Brazil.
See Juvenile Solutions September 23-26 at the ABC Kids Expo, Louisville, KY, Booth 815.
Once upon a time, a little prince and princess were thrust into dull, boring clothes which made them feel sad. Then a fairy godmother gifted them with duds from Ambajam, and before you could say “feeding time,” not only were they clad in hip, good-looking garments, they immediately felt like the leaders of the pack! Ambajam delivers adorable one-pieces and tees made of one hundred percent, super-fine, extra soft cotton interlock for a luxurious feel and incredible durability. Ambajam apparel gives every little one a touch of royal treatment!
Many American companies find that manufacturing in the U.S. helps them do a better job of maintaining quality control and reliable delivery. While big retailers can afford to keep buyers abroad or send executives across the Pacific to check on suppliers, this doesn’t make sense for smaller companies. Made in the U.S.A. brands provide goods buyers want, made to their precise specifications, and delivered on time. These brands are just a few good examples of American-made pride: Petites Frites, Noli, Noli, Funkie Baby, and Fleming Clothing.
If you’ve never been to a Trade Show at the Merchandise Mart, you probably don’t know just how professional and easy-to-shop our venue is. Below is a link to a video that should help you visualize the show and understand why our Exhibitors keep coming back.
Our next show, October 22-25, is filling up quickly so don’t miss out!
Check out the show for yourself! http://www.kidzatstylemax.com/showoverview/video-kidz-at-stylemax/
Baby Furniture Plus Association, an association of independent specialty stores in the juvenile industry celebrates their twenty five year anniversary this September. “Since 1986, Baby Furniture Plus Association has been devoted specifically to the needs and best interest of the juvenile merchants and the industry. Assisting its member stores in operating highly profitable businesses, and providing an exceptional level of customer service and valuable programs has not changed in twenty five years,” said Beth Jarabek, Executive Director of Baby Furniture Plus Association.
For almost thirteen years, Pamela Neckameyer’s Juvenile Solutions has been looking for, discovering, distributing, and manufacturing a variety of products that are the solutions to common childcare needs. Specializing in baby feeding, bathing, and diapering products, Juvenile Solutions has developed a loyal retail and consumer following that looks to the company for the “next best thing.” Pamela recently gave The Giggle Guide® an inside look at how Juvenile Solutions remains a “go-to” brand for both online retailers and specialty stores in neighborhoods nationwide.
Eco-friendly, festive, and fun lines are now under one rep roof at Scoop, in the California Market Center under the direction of veteran merch mistress Heidi Ngo. Scoop Showroom officially opens August 8, welcoming buyers with cupcakes, champagne, and great buys. Here’s a look at the terrific brands that Heidi now reps in the West, including Junebug, Popochos, Paulina Quintana, Drama, So Rad, Lollypop Tots, PB Green Bags, and Emily Green.
Mr. Schmeltzer Served as Director of Compliance for the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
New York law firm, Phillips Nizer, welcomed David “Dave” Schmeltzer as a Special Consultant for consumer products safety compliance matters in late spring 2011. Dave has a wealth of experience and will be working closely with Jeremy Richardson, a partner at Phillips Nizer in the firm’s Fashion Practice, who devotes a significant amount of his legal practice on children’s apparel, accessories and furniture.