Today is America Recycles Day, a nationally-recognized, annual celebration which promotes recycling programs and practices. Slowly but surely, the attention has paid off. In 2007, it was proven that the amount of waste disposed straight to landfills has decreased from 89% to 54% over the past 30 years! In honor of America Recycles Day, The Giggle Guide® is featuring terrific children’s products from Twirls & Twigs, Lisa Austin Design, and Nahui Ollin. These companies reuse a variety of materials to create purses, headbands, bracelets, wallets, dresses, shirts, and baby blankets and more!
Oomfy has released new range of adorable super soft plush animals and board books specifically for newborns. The new Baby Oomfies are baby safe - with embroided eyes and recycled polyester stuffing. And they are machine washable!
Connect with buyers and showcase your products in the expanded Kids/Baby collection at the January 21–24, 2011 California Gift Show! The largest wholesale gift show on the West Coast is proud to bring you key retailers such as:
Society continues to move forward, and if businesses don’t follow the global lead, they will be left behind. The juvenile products industry, inch by inch, is going organic and placing Fair Trade practices squarely on its business radar. By supporting Fair Trade, organic, and eco-friendly transactions across the globe, both the environment and low income economies are given a fighting chance at sustainability and growth. Every day, more and more children’s businesses are becoming part of the Fair Trade phenomenon, including: noted*, mirasa design, One World Projects, and Maggie’s Functional Organics.
Last summer, when my fair-skinned infant spent the bulk of her time lying about on blankets in the grass, I spent the bulk of my time searching for shade. Or, in the event none could be found, channeling my inner MacGyver in attempts to jerry-rig a small sun shelter using only a stroller and a burp cloth. If only the Tent in a Bag from Mommy Toolbox had been around then.
Cute as can be and quite comfortable too, Baby Bella Maya offers designer booties for pre walkers that are simply adorable. Available in ten different styles to choose from for both boys and girls, the Mary Jane style booties are made of silky polyester blends representing the latest trends and fashion favorites. Velcro fasteners make them easy for mom to put on, while undoubtedly baby will not want to take them off. Pair the booties with a coordinating headband (in select styles) to complete the look from head to toe.
bare2britches® launched it’s new Web site. bare2britches® goes where you go. With handy compartments for supplies, it’s the next generation in baby changing pads your customers have been looking for.
It comes in fun, vibrant colors and wipes clean in seconds. No other diaper changer is more hygienic. Plus, bare2britches® is built to travel. This comfortable diaper-changing pad turns any vehicle into an instant diaper changing station. So pack up the baby and hit the road.
At Beco Baby Carrier, we are always thinking, creating and developing new ideas. We’re up to something exciting with Itzy Ritzy - stay tuned for more details! In the meantime, check out their website:http://www.itzyritzy.com/index.php
Smart, but sassy, Ju-Ju-Be fuses technology, style and attitude into the hottest bags on the market. With a focus on the current crop of hip new moms, teens, tweens and more, Ju-Ju-Be shows that bags can be intensely intelligent while still being fashionable and fun. The brand was founded after an exhaustive search showed that current competitive products always left ladies searching for a better blend of features. Some had style, some had function. Very few had both, and even the most functional brands missed out on the latest innovations in textile technology.
By Lauren Rollheiser - Thursday, November 11th 2010
Fair Trade is an organized social movement that focuses on exporting original goods from developing countries around the world to larger markets through fair treatment of producers. Quite often, the artisans are disabled, widowed, or ill. In many cases, income to these workers and their families is double the local average. In addition to providing individuals with the opportunity for a quality life, several Fair Trade companies donate to worldwide charities and orphanages. By purchasing Fair Trade products, consumers enjoy beautifully-crafted merchandise while making a real difference in the world!