Going green has never been so easy! Parental demand is growing for eco-friendly apparel, and designers are digging up the finest and most appealing textiles with all natural — but never boring — colors and prints to embellish the earth children of today, ensuring a brighter tomorrow. The Giggle Guide® loves to highlight the best and brightest, and today we have our eye on green garments and footwear for kids’ closets from these terrific eco-friendly brands: Feather Baby, Sage Creek Organics, Lucky Jade, HuggyBunny, Pedoodles and Sweet Shoes.
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The Giggle Guide® asked 26 moms “Are there certain types of children’s products you’re willing to pay a premium for?” When it comes to the welfare of their children, it is not surprising that most moms will invest more on products that ensure their kids’ health, safety, comfort and education. Quality and durability are also worth a premium. It is interesting that there is one product category in particular moms don’t want to skimp on — what do you think that is?
I met Angela Edgeworth, president and founder of pediped Footwear, in 2005 at her first gift trade show. We hit it off quickly as Angela was very open to sharing her new venture and I was only too willing to give her my two cents worth of trade show wisdom. (I remember that she made me aware of the potential to sell children’s products and gifts to upscale car washes!) At our first meeting we began what has grown into a very nice business friendship, based on mutual respect, admiration and appreciation of our ability to help each other in our respective businesses.
The Children’s Club Fall 2010 show had a great turnout and was a huge success! It was exciting to see several new companies exhibiting with some unique products. Without the Bubble show running, some of its regular exhibitors decided to attend Children’s Club, largely exhibiting together in one row. With so many great lines, it is a difficult task to pick out favorites, but the following brands stood out to me with their soft, comfortable fabrics and fabulous style!
After a long winter cooped up indoors, children are eager to head outside for some fun outdoor adventures. It’s time to get up, get out and get growing! Gardening is a great activity for children, and we’ve found some apparel and products that make it easy for kids to get down and dirty while planting seeds and coaxing those new vegetables and flowers to life. Spring into action and cultivate sales with Foxfire for Kids, !iT Jeans, Schylling, and Radio Flyer!
Business is booming at The Chicago Market, and now is the time for you to be a part of it. Exhibiting at The Chicago Market is E-A-S-Y!
Early advertising: When you exhibit with The Chicago Market, you reap the rewards of an all-inclusive marketing package. You will be listed in the Product Locator, our online directory available 24/7, in the Preview Directory, mailed to over 30,000 Chicago Market buyers, and the Onsite Directory, available to everyone during the market.
In February, KidShow Las Vegas showcased adorable children’s apparel and accessories from preemie and newborn to tween, in all price ranges and styles from promising new designers to the leading brands. KidShow has a well-deserved reputation as a fantastic event that is filled to the brim with interesting items, and February’s show did not disappoint! The Giggle Guide® presents a few of the many innovative, eye-catching products from KidShow, including offerings from Weboo, Tiny Ducky, Button-Caps, Popsie Organics and Kanga-Ganga.
When it comes to finding a path to help children in need, many shoe manufacturers are stepping in the right direction. Several children’s shoe companies have taken giant leaps to support their favorite charities and programs. pediped, See Kai Run, and MooShu Trainers are perfect examples of companies who give back in a way that helps kids and families, and also builds the quality reputation of their brands.
Sales reps and their showrooms are an important and valuable service link between manufacturers and retailers. In the children’s industry, sales reps often hold the key to open the right retail doors for manufacturers to succeed and boost sales. Many of the best reps work their trade in permanent showrooms designed to showcase multiple lines to their best advantage. These showrooms are the ideal venue for wholesale buyers to shop efficiently and do business with trusted sales professionals. The Giggle Guide® regularly features sales reps and showrooms throughout the country that play a valuable role in the distribution chain. Today, our spotlight is shining brightly on Two’s Company, The Klein Group, Accentrics, The Rose Garden and Ali’s Market.
While it’s vital to take care of your own backyard, it’s also important to remember your backyard connects with the rest of the world. At The Giggle Guide®, we applaud organizations who make it their business to reach out to those in need. K.I.D.S., Soles4Souls, First Candle and Dignity U Wear take the adage, “love thy neighbor,” seriously. Together with many volunteers and donating companies, these organizations work hard to make the world a better place, and provide wonderful opportunities for the children’s industry to lend a helping hand.
According to Milk Money Boutique’s store owner, Rita Thomas, her children’s specialty store in North Carolina is “for the child who has everything but deserves more. At Milk Money, every day is a special occasion.” Rita shares how she went from marketing for the federal government to marketing her own store and its assorted collections of quality apparel and gifts for boys and girls. Inspired by a move to North Carolina, her own sense of style and how she wanted to dress her son, Rita is successfully showing everyone that a little “milk money” can go a long way in making children and moms feel special.