Offering an extensive itinerary of events and educational programming
7 W New York’s suites and temporary exhibitors are geared up for another successful Gift and Home Textiles Market Week® (January 29 – February 4), complete with a comprehensive line-up of events including appearances by celebrity Robin Givens and designers, Amy Calandra and Dr. Jeanette Wolfe as well as product demonstrations and unveilings. The week includes numerous networking events as well as the exciting launch of the first-ever NYC Baby & Kid Fair on the building’s 11th floor (Jan 30 - Feb 1).
The newest, trendiest products on the west coast can be found during The California Gift Show®
“The California Gift Show is a must-attend market for buyers looking for fresh and unique product. The Los Angeles Convention Center and L.A. Mart will offer a combined temporary exhibitor roster of more than 1,000 resources for buyers to choose from,” said Peggy Coleman, vice president of marketing, L.A. Mart and California Gift Show. “Our buyers will see some of the hottest, most innovative lines available today.”
New products and lines, by location, are listed below.
Bath time for children is a great opportunity for some good clean fun. Toss a pair of Grippees™ or MiniMitts™ from BellyLaf in the tub and you’re sure to make a splash. The Giggle Guide™ is tickled to share these bath time helpers designed for parents and children to rub-a-dub with safety and style, while helping a worthy cause at the same time!
Living and Giving® to host twitter raffle at the January Market, Jan 21-27th, 2010
CHICAGO (December, 2009) - The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® will once again offer attendees an exciting opportunity to stream show content live, in real-time, directly from the show floors every day. Inspired by the broad reach of social networking and the convenience of real-time conversation, The Chicago Market encourages its showrooms, exhibitors, buyers, retailers and sales reps to micro-blog through Twitter.com before, during and after its upcoming January Market, January 21-27, 2010.
It’s a fact of life… something that can’t be avoided… and something rarely discussed unless it’s diaper time. Everybody’s poop smells! The clever people at Poo-pouri are in business because of everyone’s dirty “business.” They have achieved the sweet smell of success by eliminating those not so sweet odors with an arsenal of aromatic essential oil combinations designed specifically to capture the stench and odor before it permeates the air.
When Carol Yenne’s grandson was born prematurely, weighing only 2 lbs 11 oz, this San Francisco granny realized it was time to make hard-to-find preemie outfits readily available for other families. At her store, Small Frys, she now offers a variety of sweet clothing collections, designed for babies weighing 2 pounds and up. The preemie collections are from Coccoli, Kissy Kissy Preemie, Petite Bateau and Le Top. At Small Frys, they know that when babies come early, having comforting little outfits can make a big difference.
Premature infants benefit from an extra special dose of tender love and care, as well as some unique products to help with their special needs. In honor of Prematurity Awareness Month, and the The March of Dimes’ efforts, The Giggle Guide™ recognizes the following companies who offer products designed to help small infants, with special attention to the needs of preemies: Mommy’s Little Helpers, Comfort Silkie,Itzy Ritzy, TummyTubs and AvaBaby’s.
Blamtastic is an innovative new line of lip balms, launched by two super-sisters, Lily and Melanie Sandler, and their mom Retha who decided to forgo the questionable synthetic ingredients of traditional lip protectants in exchange for some wholesome goodness. Lily and Melanie know what kids, and their mom’s, like best. The Giggle Guide™ applauds enterprising youth, as we give our word-of-mouth recommendation to Blamtastic.
Spotlightbaby provides a variety of developmental tools and eco-friendly products to help babies reach their full potential. Founded in 2006 by Judy Kang, an occupational therapist specializing in infant and toddler development, the company has also made a point of paying its success forward. This encouraging combination makes Spotlightbaby a company worthy of our “spotlight.”
By kierstin carreira - Tuesday, November 17th 2009
The joy and excitement of being a new mother often comes with some unwanted side effects. Aches, pains, fatigue and mood swings can set in trying to steal the show. The Giggle Guide™ hopes to take the edge off by sharing some helpful product discoveries aimed at soothing, calming and comforting new moms and their little bundles of joy. These products could easily become essentials for the first year of motherhood. Introducing The Cozy Collection, Breast Buddies, Spa La La Hot and Cold Packs, and Mommy and Baby™ Calming Aromatherapy Oil.
When Samantha Asay created Pukies — her comfortable, stain-resistant line of Soy Genius baby clothing with 30+SPF, a new era of sensibility in children’s fashion was born. Asay is at it again with her innovative spring/ summer 2010 collection called “Buggies.” The new Buggies collection, with Insect Shield, pairs the brilliance of the Soy Genius fabric with Insect Shield, creating the first and only infant and toddler apparel with built-in Insect Shield Protection.