Chispum believes that our story can be told anywhere, even on the walls. In fact, they not only believe that the “no drawing on the walls rule” should be lifted, but that drawing on the walls is necessary. Chispum has always believed and defended creative freedom and supports breaking boundaries, coloring outside the lines, doodling, and moving storybooks to the wall. Chispum’s vinyl decals offer an easy and fun way to transform dull walls and enliven family décor with whimsy, words, wisdom and wit.
Today’s economy makes it challenging for businesses to survive. Of the companies that are able to survive, many are faced with tough choices to keep their businesses in the black. It is a sign of true success for companies or retailers to expand and grow. A promising example of a company that has been able to do just that is KooKoo Bear Baby & Kids in Atlanta. Recently voted one of the top 10 kid’s retailers in the U.S. by Kids Today magazine, KooKoo Bear Baby & Kids is an online e-tailer, mail order catalog, and retail store marketer of designer kids’ rooms and exceptional baby gifts.
Wednesday, April 25 – Poolside Reception – Welcome to Southpoint!
Please join us poolside for an evening of exceptional networking, lively entertainment and unlimited food and drink.
Thursday, April 26 – Beer & Bowling Networking Reception –
You don’t have to bowl or even leave the resort to have fun at our industry networking reception. Meet new people and catch up with old friends while sipping on your favorite beer (and other drinks) along with hors d’oeuvres.
For decades, mompreneurs have been a creative force behind product innovations in the children’s market. Not content to make do with what the retail world offers, moms often come up with ideas to solve common childcare problems. The Giggle Guide® editors heard about a mompreneur that we’re pretty sure has no equal, and yet is relatable to the “everymom.” Robyn Pellei is the mother of 10 children, ages newborn to 12, the most recent born last December. This former nurse is now a home school educator and teaches all of her children at home. And in her spare time, she is the CEO of ViveVita.
Five companies were presented with Baby & Child Best New Product Awards at the recent NY International Gift Fair. The Wonder Forge™ received the “Blogger’s Best” distinction for its Angelina Ballerina Dance With Me interactive game. In addition to the “Blogger’s Best” award, Baby & Child Best New Product Awards winners are recognized semi-annually for excellence in four categories: Toy, Décor, Gear and Apparel. Baby & Child at NYIGF featured 125 companies offering a wide range of products for children 0-10 years. Here are some that especially caught the attention of The Giggle Guide®: Spots and Ladybugs, Tutu Couture, Wee Urban, and Auggie Home Collection.
Get into the rhythm of increased sales by playing CDs from Putumayo Kids in your shop. This is music that entertains, educates and inspires cultural curiosity. It has a worldwide following that could include your customers. The Putumayo Kids recording label gives back in a big way by supporting children, families, schools and other charities through a percentage of its CD sales. The parent company, Putumayo World Music, has contributed more than $1 million dollars to non-profit organizations that do good work in the regions where the music originates.
As my wife and I awaited the birth of our first child, I noticed that there was a lack of one of a kind, responsibly made, and beautifully designed products for children. I decided to create a unique collection of products that would be intricately crafted and environmentally responsible.
If you can run a marathon you understand owning a business.
A few years ago I was responsible for a team of sales people to help them grow
their businesses and I went to a training to better my ability with developing
a strong sales force. There the leader of the class said, “If you can run a
marathon you understand what it is like to be in sales.” Well prior to that
position I had never done sales nor had I run a marathon so I took her advice
literally and now 5 years later I recently completed my 5th marathon.
Parents are more conscious than ever about making their child’s life as green and healthy as possible, right from the start. Many more consumers are also determined to do business with companies who support “fair trade,” ensuring that everyone in the supply chain, from the cotton farmers to the pattern cutters and everyone in between will be treated fairly, paid a fair wage and work in a clean environment. A good example of brands that support these environmental and socially responsible virtues are Green Kids and Green Baby.
In 2003, two enterprising women created an interior design firm with the goal to successfully combine the ideals of modernism with comfort and livability. Then, in 2010 they launched SPI Baby, a kid’s furniture and accessories line based on the same principle. Think of modern design that is highly sophisticated and lots of fun. This is furniture that is designed to play many different roles so that the buyer is investing in pieces that will be kept for years and reused as the family expands.
Starting the New Year off with a bang, Cloud b is poised to debut their signature product from the new Tranquil Lagoon Collection. Meet Tranquil Turtle, the innovative new toy that transforms any room into a peaceful seaside oasis. From within his magical shell, the Tranquil Turtle projects a realistic, moving underwater effect that helps soothe parents and children.