Before No Slippy Hair Clippy entered the marketplace, there was a gaping void in children’s hair accessories. In the early days, Annie Salyer was one of the first sales reps for No Slippy. Then she and husband Ramey became partners and in 2005, took over as majority owners. Today, Ramey handles financial and legal issues for the company while Annie works as lead designer and oversees much of the company’s marketing.
When an expecting mother isn’t feeling well, be it heartburn, morning sickness, insomnia or aches and pains, her first concern is to find relief that is safe for her and for her baby. Navigating the many over-the-counter remedies on the market can be maddening, especially since so many are on the “no” or “maybe” list for pregnant and nursing women. Until now, there hasn’t been a trustworthy, effective line of remedies made specifically for pregnant and nursing women, but Healthy Mama came along and changed that. The Healthy Mama line offers OBGYN-recommended remedies for some of the most common discomforts of pregnancy.
It seems we can do about anything nowadays … drones, smart watches, pictures of Mars. But the drama of diaper rash continues, and parents are still searching for a better way to soothe little bottoms. CJ was a mom who was facing just such a dilemma, compounded by the fact that she was using cloth diapers. As she commiserated with other mothers on discussion boards, she also tried to find a homegrown solution. And when she did, she shared. And when she shared, she became the coveted creator of a balm to end all balms: CJ’s BUTTer.
Apparel industry veterans launch the only online, wholesale marketplace where brands and stores can sell and buy off-price goods
BELLAIRE, TEXAS (November 3, 2015)—Flutter Sales launches to provide clothing, gift and accessories stores and manufacturers with a platform to buy and sell in-stock merchandise at a discount. By selling on the site, Flutter Sales allows brands to create cashflow by liquidating aging stock. And, like consumer sites that allow shoppers to snap up fashions at a steal, the online marketplace gives retail buyers the opportunity to shop at a fraction of regular wholesale prices.
It’s a struggle nearly all nursing moms are familiar with — cute shirts or dresses rarely make nursing convenient. Pieces that are made specifically for breastfeeding work fine, but unfortunately are not always very stylish or attractive; they can have a blanket-like look that many moms find unflattering. Cloak seeks to change all that with their gorgeous and practical collection of nursing dresses. Each piece is unique, and offers great versatility of wear.
Whether the style is artisan homespun, futuristic, or something in-between, the new generation of green products has something to offer to just about any shopper. ecoBibi is one of the notable companies bringing fun, new products to environmentally responsible families. To give kids a safe, healthy start, ecoBibi has designed a line of natural, organic burp cloths, bath towels, changing mats, wash cloths, and stroller accessories made from a soft cotton/bamboo blend. Gifts sets include various pieces that are perfect for new and expecting parents.
April showers bring… well, May showers. And June ones. And, well, the summer is just usually full of baby showers and your customers will be struggling to come up with something unique that’s also useful. Help them go beyond lame layettes and explore something totally new. Lima & Limon is bringing Pima cotton to America with fancy and fun footie styles. Make the choices easy with the Grow With Me! line of Spencer’s that takes developmental stages into account. Bring your customers to the next level with Baby Noomie, including a lightweight nursing blanket that will change women’s lives. Zippyz easy zip sleepers will wow at the shower.
Seattle-based Satsuma Designs loves babies! Every design, business decision, daily detail and inspiration comes from their mission to create cozy, all natural and useful products for little ones. Satsuma Designs’ products are made from all natural fibers that treat baby and the environment with a soft touch. They use an assortment of natural materials that include bamboo, organic cotton and more. Recently, The Giggle Guide® caught up with owner Jennifer Porter to learn more about this bestselling brand.
Pillows in the crib are a big no-no, but there are still plenty of ways that little ones can enjoy the soft, cushiony luxury of pillows in other settings. Back Buddy, Shuga Bebé Couture, Peek Away, and Baby-BeeHaven all have something new and different to offer to customers looking for nursing pillows and other comfort pillows for themselves or their babies. Whether they’re in the market for a luxury nursing pillow that complements their bedroom décor, a seat for a softer stroller ride, or a travel bed that converts into multiple baby care accessories, they won’t be disappointed by the products from these unique companies.
J.L. Childress Co. was started 30 years ago by Jan Childress. Today, Childress’ daughters Kate Doti and Sarah Gray are continuing to grow their mother’s legacy. “Jan’s needs as a working mom who wanted to breastfeed her daughters for as long as possible were the inspiration behind J.L. Childress’ first products,” Doti recounts. Childress first designed the Express Bag, which is a tote bag to carry breast pumps and the DuffleCOOL, an insulated bag with a reusable ice pack. J.L. Childress has grown to now celebrate 30 years and a position as a leader in gear accessories both in the U.S. and worldwide.
Today’s busy lifestyle can make it difficult to find time to breastfeed a baby, especially for moms who are returning to work. Milkies by Fairhaven Health is a line of products designed to make breastfeeding easier and more convenient for moms, whatever may be going on in their lives. The Milk-Saver is among the company’s best selling products. This innovative creation allows mothers to get the most milk out of every feeding or pumping. Using a unique system, the Milk-Saver collects drops of milk that leak from one breast while the baby nurses (or mom pumps) from the other.