What does it take to make that indecisive customer happy? Offer a comprehensive children’s collection that spans ages, genders and tastes. Honey Bunny brand products are a vast collection of affordable baby accessories that make grabbing and gifting super simple. They are all unique but complementary enough to mix and match. For the baby basics, Honey Bunny features rich flannel receiving blankets and contoured crib sheets. Thermal blankets littered with cute characters like giraffes, crocodiles and koalas will also be a hit.
Artsy types wanting to make money from their creative talents can now jumpstart their ventures with Kickstarter. Getting public funding for mass production allows creators to realize their dreams while allowing retailers to line their shelves with new products. As spring arrives, offer your earthy types the UltraCompact baby carrier from Bitybean. Help families talk directly to kids through their toys with Toymail Co. The designer of the newest plush pocket pals at Poketti is a kid herself, raising money for her animal toy line. MinkeeBlue has taken the weight off women’s shoulders by offering one bag for every situation.
Today’s viral marketing makes it easier for a product to take off and gain popularity seemingly overnight. Of course, some of these products end up being a flash in the pan, but others stand the test of time and become well-loved classics. To get there, it usually means having a combination of a high-quality, innovative product, smart marketing, and excellent customer service. The following companies are innovators with possibly the next “must-haves”: HICKIES, Buddha Board, EarZings and 4moms.
At JP Lizzy, we design beautiful and sophisticated accessories to organize today’s busy lifestyle. Our products enable women to choose the look they love with a bag that meets the demands of their busy schedule. Our designs earn rave reviews for their versatility, evolving in function as we do.
It doesn’t take a professor to figure out that busy families can always use an extra hand. But it wouldn’t hurt to have a former professor with kids figure out a way to help out. “The first time I took my new baby into a public restroom and couldn’t find a convenient way to hang my diaper bag near the changing table, I knew I had to develop a hook that could help every parent and caregiver…” explained Lulabop founder, Mina Yoo. Yoo’s gift to families is the LulaBiner: a two-ended carabiner. It sports two functional hooks to allow for hands-off peace of mind.
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While nursing moms like the opportunity to pump when they are out, they don’t necessarily want to broadcast the fact. There are many different kinds of pump totes, but they tend to focus more on utility than fashion. Industry veterans (and moms, of course!) Shannan Runner and Kelley Lehner decided to bring busy moms a piece of the panache they enjoyed prior to pumping, with Juno Blu Bags, their new line of breast pump bags. Runner and Lehner’s bags go a step beyond fashion and utility: they are also developed from earth-friendly materials that would make any vegan smile.
‘Our breastfeeding rates could be better,” explained Vivian Muehlen, CEO of Mamma-Kin LLC. Muehlen, the creator of the best-selling KoalaKin hands-free nursing pouch, has a deep understanding of the challenges facing mothers today. She also is a strong advocate for breastfeeding. “I’m a mom who worked in corporate America for over 20 years. I never had any dreams about becoming an entrepreneur, but I was incredibly determined to breastfeed both my sons,” she said. Muehlen’s KoalaKin nursing pouch is a boon to the busy mother, especially if she has more than one child.
The first Hello Kitty item was a plastic coin purse based on a Japanese design created in 1974. The kitty in question was a female white bobtail cat sporting a red bow around her neck. Hello Kitty came to the United States in 1976 where she took the country by storm. Although the initial market for the design was pre-teen girls, the popularity of the icon grew and now includes adults as well. The design appears on all kinds of products ranging from school supplies to fashion accessories and even high-end products. Hello Kitty is internationally famous with a multi-category litter of licensed products sporting her face and body.