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.
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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!
As the primary trade show for independent retailers and manufacturers of juvenile products, ABC Kids Expo is growing as quickly as the children who use the products it showcases. With over 900 exhibitors, Expo’s October 2010 show in Las Vegas was testimony for the power of partnership that drove domestic and international attendance and fostered new business relationships. Among the numerous exhibitors whose innovative products intrigued The Giggle Guide® were Straw-Lution™, The Juno Company, Spuds, Inc., and ViveVita.
Four times a year, ENK Children’s Club in NYC features the best in children’s apparel and accessories. The Children’s Club show is a premier destination for both established and up-and-coming brands to present their newest products to retailers. During its October show last month, The Children’s Club included a fashion show sponsored by Vogue Bambini, hundreds of vendors and lots of business networking. fiveloaves twofish, ROCK ME!, Kai Bean, and PureLime Kids are a few of the fantastic brands that caught the attention of The Giggle Guide® editors.