Animal, vegetable or mineral? Unlike the children’s game, no guessing is involved when products are labeled “certified 100% organic,” manufactured as food, fiber/textile or personal care products to confirm the quality, prevent misrepresentation, and encourage organic commerce. Since 1985, the Organic Trade Association (OTA) has been an advocate and force of change in promoting organic standards for certifying products and instilling consumer confidence. The Giggle Guide® showcases four OTA members to highlight some of the ways their products support the certified 100% organic label: Sckoon Organics, B nature, Pure Blankz, and Fresh Organics.
With gifts being one of the strongest sales category in the children’s business, thousands of gift lines were on display January 12-19 at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. This year marked the 50th anniversary of AmericasMart, the nation’s leading gift, home furnishings and area rug marketplace and trade mart complex. In honor of this golden celebration, The Atlanta gift show hosted retail buyers from around the globe to explore more than 7 million square feet of products over eight days. Among the merchandise featured, The Giggle Guide® chose these standouts to highlight in our post-show review:Mark-My-Time, Scribble Mats, BRELLI, and Zebi Baby.
A good night’s sleep filled with sweet dreams is every parent’s wish for their young one each night. A cozy crib with comfy bedding is the perfect setting for peaceful rest. Yet, as the makers of Nook Sleep Systems know well, not all crib mattresses and bedding are created equal. Through their extensive research, the Nook Design Team found that many infant mattresses are actually made using harsh chemicals which release potentially harmful gasses and toxins. They developed a revolutionary sleep system that would not only provide a good night’s sleep but a healthy one as well.
While others may spend their 2011 Valentine’s Day exchanging roses, cards, and chocolates, or sharing a romantic plate of spaghetti, many of us in the juvenile product industry will be celebrating in a rather different fashion. KidShow at Bally’s in Las Vegas kicks off on Valentine’s Day through February 16th. Exhibitors include top brands, including le top, Vitamins, pediped, Posh, See Kai Run, Wee Ones, Kissy Kissy and a lot more. In addition, here’s a preview of a few first-time exhibitors that caught our eye and heart: First Cleats, Jelly the Pug, Lotty Dotty and Prayer Wear Turned Inside Out.
Personalized gifts and creative DIY kits are a popular trend at baby showers and children’s birthday parties. A custom-made gift adds sentimental value, turning the gift into a treasured keepsake that commemorates both the recipient and the thoughtful giver. Meyamo invites consumers to be a part of the creative process by customizing gifts with its iron-on transfers. Available in a wide array of designs — from cute alphabet letters to charming scenes — iron-on transfers from Meyamo can be used to customize everything from t-shirts and bibs to bedding and paper. Let the fun begin!
Decorating a baby’s nursery is a project filled with possibilities that adds to the excitement and anticipation of the child’s arrival. Paint, window treatments and art on the walls are meant to provide babies with an uplifting environment including plenty of colors and images to keep them entertained. However, accidents can happen, and pretty decorations may pose a danger if they are too easily pulled off the wall by an admiring, young art lover. Luckily, there’s a safe and fun alternative to wood and plastic decorations: soft wall décor by Loveable Creations.
Looking for a wy to honor a soon to be big brother or sister? BBs Tees…A Sibling Celebratin can help you make becoming an older brother or sister a little easier and a whole lot of fun!
We offer a Printable DIY Party Kit, so you can honor your soon to be Big Brother/Big Sister!! We all want our children to feel special before the new baby comes home and we provide you with all
the tools to do it!
Our Party Kit includes the following templates, which you print out yourself or you can have your local office supply do it for you.
The new Urban Smalls and Small Plum catalog is now available to view at www.urbansmalls.com/catalog. Check out best selling Urban Smalls styles in conventional and organic cotton, and the splendidly soft Small Plum line in the viscose of organic bamboo.
Piloting airplanes and running a children’s fashion business are certainly different career paths. Two ambitious ladies, however, have melded these vocations seamlessly to soar to new heights! To take on the challenge of flying, a pilot must be level-headed, a good multi-tasker, trustworthy, detail-oriented, organized, and a team player. These skills also come into play in running a successful business, as Wendi Shaffner of Gigis Apparel and Marta Sala-Rothwell of Baby Bella Maya have shown. Shaffner and Sala-Rothwell fly the skies as pilots, while ascending the mountain of the children’s accessory industry in flawless style.
Turn back the hands of time to a few decades ago when nearly every household had a sewing machine that was used frequently. Oftentimes, mothers made most of their children’s clothing. A favorite among sewing projects… the classic A-line dress. It was simplistic, timeless, comfortable and practical for active little girls. Children’s clothing has definitely evolved over the years to include a variety of fashion looks, yet the A-line dress remains a staple. Belle ‘N Beaux takes the A-line style to the next level with striking hues, modern patterns and creative embellishments.
Toy Company Noodle Head expands Pawparazzi, a collection of plush collectible toys, by launching a companion virtual world, Planet Paparazzi. The line - aimed at girls 6-11 - “borrows” celebrity characteristics for its plush dogs, such as Woofgang the celebrity chef in homage to Wolfgang Puck, and the virtual world plays up the star appeal by allowing girls to virtually visit the Hotel Pawparazzi or become a contestant on a celebrity Quiz Show.