Take pride in what you sell by offering quality products that are safe for the environment, allergen free, and made here in the USA. All natural balms from Honestly Margo, adorable children’s clothing from reclaimed fabrics at Ode To Jeune, monster and bully protection with Spray ‘Em Away, and a variety of home accents from Samantha Grace Designs give retailers plenty of inventory selections. All options are from companies supporting the environment, helping charities, and creating jobs here at home. With such a variety to choose from, retail stores of all different types will find something that works perfectly on their shelves.
Like all things whimsical and important, Eggkids started with a dream. A dream to create a character that would make people feel happy; someone who would warm hearts. Someone who smiles at everyone and makes them smile back. First on the scene was Erik the Elephant, strong and loyal. He spreads his love generously and shares wisdom and happiness. He’s now part of a 25-character family living and smiling on clothes and accessories designed for children up to 6 years old. Erik, Albin the Monkey, Anton the Anteater and Maja the Cat are just some of the animal friends that come from the big wild world, where designer Hans-Jörgen Hansson finds his inspiration.
Dsenyo, an ethical fashion and fair trade accessories company, will launch a new expanded collection for moms, toddlers and babies available to consumers in April 2015. Building off the brand’s best-selling “Little Friends” handmade dolls, Dsenyo is already familiar with the children’s market and saw the potential for product expansion. The fair trade brand will now offer an assortment of colorful printed apparel and accessories for infants and toddlers. Items include a Baby & Toddler Sun Dress, Reversible Pinafore, Pocket Pants, Pleated Overalls, Collared Rompers, Bloomers, Headbands, and Hats in an assortment of colors and prints.
La Lovie is one of a number of new children’s product companies that focus on the artistic aspects of their products, as well as using eco-friendly materials. La Lovie stands out because it offers both clothing and dolls in fabrics and styles that complement each other for a natural and stylish look. Their products make wonderful gifts for baby showers and birthdays.
Digiplush is an innovative new toy, app, and entertainment company, featuring brands that are designed to enhance children’s play experience through high-quality physical toys and mobile apps for smartphones and tablets. Digiplush brands contain compelling backstories that can be translated for all entertainment platforms, advancing the company’s tagline: “Toys, Apps and Fun - All In One!” The first brand launching under the new Digiplush venture is BirthdayLand. Everyone celebrates a birthday, and yet this unique special day has never been supported by characters or a mythology similar to other major holidays. Until now.
Snails nail polish is the first washable and water soluble European nail polish for kids. While there are some children’s nail polishes that claim to use fewer harsh chemicals, Snails’ unique formula is so gentle that even kindergartners can wear it without worry. Snails’ founder Jeanette Sklivanou is a French mom and entrepreneur who makes it her mission to create children’s cosmetics that are both attractive and safe. Snails comes in a range of kid-friendly colors that are big on sparkle and shine, and are so trendy that even grown-ups are jumping on the band wagon.
Switch-A-Rooz by Wild Republic is a group of adventurous friends with one special mission –– to solve everyday challenges. The Land of Rooz is home to realistic and fantasy animals of all shapes and sizes, and embracing each other’s differences isn’t always easy. That’s why it’s important for Switch-A-Rooz and their BFFs to spread the messages of friendship and acceptance, inside and out. Each realistic Switch-A-Rooz has a unique inner strength and a BFF to help them take on challenges in the Land of Rooz. Unleashing its inner self can be as easy as turning it inside out.
For kids who want to stand out in a crowd with a fun, interactive product, Make Your Case is the perfect DIY kit. Kids can create the ultimate personalized cell phone cover that can be changed any time (every day if desired). Simple to use, each kit offers a variety of stickers and jewels to suit many different preferences. Created by the Maya Group, this innovative item helps children explore their crafty side with a safe, continuously fun product. The silicon phone covers are easy to make, with no added toxins. Parents and children will love these kits for birthdays, the holidays, or even for a rainy day inside.
By Laura Vaillancourt - Thursday, February 26th 2015
In 2006, Artterro founder and CEO Forrest Voedisch was shopping for a craft kit for her young sons. She noticed lots of uninspiring projects, cheap materials and wasteful packaging. She decided to make high-quality, eco-friendly, engaging art kits so that parents would have a convenient way to bring art into the home. Voedisch states, “With the help of my business partner, Jennifer Conn, and the rest of our team in Madison, Wisconsin, the Artterro line now includes 12 kits that make it easy to explore needle felting, decoupage, art journaling and more.” Popular kits include Wire & Bead Art, Bookmaking, Art Dolls, and Wool Felt Jewelry.
Toy Fair -
New York City, New York (2/14/15 - 2/17/15)
Valentine’s Day is all about love, and when you’re a kid, there are few things you love more than your toys. Considering this, it makes sense that that the 2015 New York Toy Fair kicked off its opening day on February 14 at the Jacob Javits Convention Center. Toy Fair brings together hundreds of exhibitors from far and wide. The whopping 422,000 net square feet of exhibition space was divided into convenient product zones, making it easy for visitors to find the types of products and companies they were looking for. Manhattan Toy, Lil’ Orphan Nannies, Le Toy Van and OgoSport all felt the love in their respective product zones.
It’s almost spring break, which leads to summer road trips. Despite what it looks like outside, in most of the U.S., we’ll all be on the road soon. And that means trying to offer the best in road trip entertainment. Parents will love you for offering something small, super portable, and with zero noise. Offer them a mini respite from the beeps of modern life with MiniLou. A children’s product company dedicated to bringing creative and portable products to families, MiniLou offers illustrated coloring books, paper pals and bookmarks for trips both short and long.