After all the Christmas shopping is done, the wrapping begins! Most of us traditionally surround each gift with tissue and a box, cut wrapping paper just the right size, fold here, tape there, and top with a name tag, ribbon, and bow. All that time and effort are quickly undone when Christmas morning frenzy makes the paper fly. Sadly, when the unwrapping is done, the bulk of packaging overflows trash bins and makes its way to the landfills. It seems like such a waste, literally! That’s exactly the sentiment Adrienne Johns experienced after a family Christmas a few years back, and thus ellaWrap was created.
Life Size by Ron Robinson is now an authorized retailer of the fun, functional and super smart Ju-Ju-Be® collection!
Ju-Ju-Be™, a manufacturer of chic, high-tech and practical diaper bags and accessories can now be found at the trend-setting Life Size by Ron Robinson boutique at the world-famous Fred Segal shopping centers at the Santa Monica and Melrose locations.
Itzy Ritzy, a company delivering chic and functional baby, toddler and adult products is proud to announce its partnership with Nordstrom. Nordstrom, the leading fashion retailer, will carry the brand’s must-have items in the children’s department of all 112 full-line stores across the country, including future locations, beginning immediately.
Creating bunches of fun and funky notecards, calendars and T-shirts, Two Sisters Designs touts the unique tagline, “a monkey for the people.” What does it mean? One theory suggests that these two grown-up siblings monkeyed around with art and graphics until they produced a family of products that make people go bananas! There’s a third sister swinging in this family tree too. She confides that before they were drawn to graphic design, one of her two sisters was a curly-haired girl scout while the other was a tomboy bouncing around the basketball court. Monkeyshines run in the family!
See Kai Run, popular manufacturer of the perfect first shoe for new walkers is excited to announce that its Smaller soft-soled baby bootie line for infants 0-24 months has been awarded the PTPA Winner’s Seal of Approval. PTPA Media is North America’s largest parent community, with over 40,000 volunteer parent testers.
Features of the award-winning footwear include:
Quality construction for healthy development of children’s feet – soft, flexible suede soles with non-slip rubber pads, adjustable hook and loop closures, padded collars, and a breathable leather insole and lining.
Each Market will showcase more than 150 artists this January
MMPI leads the way in providing the best in artisanal products, with thriving Beckman’s™ Handcrafted Shows in Los Angeles and Chicago. Each show offers buyers and retailers a great mix of handcrafted products that reflect regional and national trends and tastes.
2 Red Hens, designers of diaper bags and a whole lot more, continue to hatch a henhouse full of color-coordinated bags, totes, bibs, burp cloths and vintage dolls. Bags are available in a range of sizes in eight fabrics with contrasting trims. Lay your plans now to add bags from 2 Red Hens to your retail house, and be sure to check out their new collection of vintage dolls too, made from recycled clothing and sweaters. They won’t be cooped up for long, as they are fast sellers!
Who’s not ready to ring in new business? Let’s get started on a better tomorrow with a hope chest full of great children’s products! Resolve to buy both new and tried-and-true lines. The Giggle Guide® is ringing the bell, sounding off about terrific products to help celebrate new business. Move forward with Best of Chums for gift-ready baby wear, Groovy Holidays for party ware, Tegu for green building blocks, and Sassafras for food and baking goods that little kitchen helpers love. These are just a few of the manufacturers you’ll find in The Guide that can help you attract more attention than noise-makers on New Year’s Eve!
Time to celebrate, it’s the holiday season! Christmas, Hanukkah and New Year’s Eve parties make the month of December a favorite time for consumers and sellers alike. Retailers can look to The Giggle Guide® to find special yuletide products that stand apart from the rest. Your customers will love dressing their children in luxurious clothing from Australian designer Minihaha and Hiawatha Pty LTD; decorating their gifts and homes with festive wrappings and goods from The Gift Wrap Company; cooking up scrumptious recipes from a Handstand Kids cookbook; and providing lively entertainment with a Box of Questions from The Box Girls.
Come Early and Shop the L.A. Mart Showrooms January 18-24 with Temps at the Los Angeles Convention Center and L.A. Mart
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 15, 2010) – The California Gift Show the destination for world class lines and the latest trends and resources exclusive to the West Coast this January, Tuesday, January 18 – Monday, January 24, 2011. The largest gift show on the West Coast boasts a week of special events, workshops and unparalleled product that West Coast buyers won’t see anywhere else.
By Michelle Armstrong - Wednesday, December 15th 2010
Sean and Tracie Gildea realized they needed to take matters into their own hands when shopping for their baby boy’s room left them uninspired. Despite a diligent search, the couple was disappointed by the limited selection of children’s bedding they saw in stores. “Most of what we found was either dull or too sophisticated,” Sean recalls, “when a baby should be about being whimsical and fun.” And so, like the old saying goes, necessity truly is the mother of invention. The void the Gildeas found in the marketplace inspired the pair to launch Sozo, a charming collection of colorful clothes, blankets, sleepwear and accessories.
The Chicago Market Presents Susan Casey, Editor-In-Chief of O, The Oprah Magazine
CHICAGO (December 13, 2010) –The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® is proud to announce that Susan Casey, Editor-In-Chief of O, The Oprah Magazine will lead the keynote presentation at this year’s January Market, on Monday, January 24, 2011.