NY Gift and Home Textiles Market Week is almost upon us and 7 W has been busy getting ready for market. In addition to the NYC Baby & Kids Fair and more than 130 only at 7 W Suites & Lines, we have attached a release on the 13 new and expanded suites opening in time for the market.
We know you are going to be juggling a lot of events across town…so we thought we would give you some programming highlights to help you plan.
Friday, August 13 - Uniquely UK Preview Reception from 4-6pm.
G’day mates! The Giggle Guide® has set sail on a worldwide exploration of children’s products, including a look at innovations from the land down under. We’ve rounded up the lowdown on some outstanding Australian brands that embody creativity, practicality and an infectious sense of fun! So join us down in the land of koalas and wallabies, for a lively little walkabout tour of Huggalugs, NOO Designs and FLATOUTaustralia.
Remember the beautifully painted tea sets and porcelain candy boxes lovingly displayed at Grandma’s house? Such family antiques were treasures passed tenderly down from generation to generation. As pieces became lost or damaged through accidents of use and time, however, the tradition of passing down such family heirlooms has waned. Fortunately, the wholesale distributor and importer Hand and Heart is helping to renew the tradition with its distinctive selection of over 4,000 high-quality ceramics, collectibles and fashion accessories.
“Making something from nothing” used to be just an expression that described someone’s creativity and ingenuity. In today’s age of environmental concerns and attention on “going green,” some businesses now literally make something from nothing, turning what most would consider trash into treasures. By reusing and re-purposing as much as possible, Shains, TerraCycle and Ecoist are a few companies that are turning the message of “tread lightly, use less and leave less” into innovative eco-business enterprises!
World Market Center Las Vegas has partnered with some of the industry’s most powerful buying groups for the upcoming “Mega Market” week in Las Vegas, Aug. 2 – 6. More than 25 home furnishings and gift buying groups representing hundreds of stores will be attending the Summer Las Vegas Market, Gift + Home and Vegas Kids, flexing their extensive buying power and looking for summer specials throughout the 5 million square foot home furnishings campus.
This season, 7 W New York’s Baby and Kids Fair will feature a top-notch lineup of new and returning exhibitors enhanced by programming vital to those in the baby and kid industry. The three-day show will kick off on the 11th floor at 7 W 34th Street with its very own opening night bash on August 16th from 5 to 8 pm.
The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® offers advanced technology to access products, showrooms, exhibitors and more
MMPI is excited to offer a free new Mobile Application Tool, which will allow buyers and retailers an easy and convenient way to access The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® product locator using Smart phone technology. This new online Mobile App will allow buyers to take advantage of the benefits of the online product locator to search for showrooms, exhibitors, product lines and more using their smart phone.
Karen Herbs believes, “In the heart of every girl is a princess in all her royal splendor!” She has turned her belief into a retail fantasy showplace and online royal marketplace for little girls that dream of sparkling tiaras, fairy tale kingdoms, and magical, wonderful adventures! Karen’s love of all things twirly, girly, pink and princessy adorns her royally demonstrative store name, I Am the Princess, That’s Why! With hard work and dedication, and maybe just a touch of pixie dust, Karen shares her “magic” formula for retail success.
Program Recognizes Outstanding Retailers Each Month
CHICAGO, IL (July 19, 2010) – The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® is proud to announce the July 2010 Retailer of the Month honoree. The ROTM program is designed to acknowledge exceptional retailers who are making a difference in the gift industry, as well as to provide inspiration to other retailers who can benefit from the winners’ stories.
Congratulations to the July 2010 Retailer of the Month, Julie Hubbard of Julie’s Corner Store in Lacon, Illinois.
Mélange Collection, a gift and home accessories company, offers an eclectic mixture of fabulous handmade Fair Trade products from around the world, including exotic plushies, handcrafted by artisans in Peru and Guatemala. Made from soft-as-cashmere alpaca wool, these quirky creatures abound with personality, and are sure to captivate and delight kids of all ages. Mélange Collection has cultivated excellent working relationships with its artisans through community-based organizations, ensuring that all workers are provided with a safe environment and living wages while creating Mélange products.