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.
Frames by Devora will be featured in the Beckman’s™ Handcrafted Show, July 24–27
CHICAGO (July 19, 2010) – The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® is proud to announce that Frames by Devora will be offering individually hand-painted frames by local Chicagoland artist Devora Fisher, at the upcoming July Market. Fisher, 24, is a Chicagoland artist living with significant developmental disabilities, who creates one-of-a-kind decorative frames using specially designed mittens that create unique patterns and impressions.
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.
“JuJu Band” is a unique new product made for newborn babies to protect their sensitive newborn naval, and reduces gas. Simple and easy to use, comfortable soft fabrics, and stylish designs to compliment any newborn. We asked retailers to rate this product during June market and nine out of ten retailers agreed, that “JuJu Band” will be a huge seller in the market place.
To try JuJu Band in your store call or visit, The Treehouse Showroom at The California Market Center Suite A-642.
The Treehouse Showroom is proud to welcome “Little Diva”. Known across the retail market place for sweet & sassy cute tutu onesies, dresses, and outfits. Little Diva has been serving retailers as a premium brand for more than 30 years. Come see the entire collection in our new permanent location “The Treehouse Showroom” at The California Market Center Suite A-642 weekdays and weekends, by appointment.
The Treehouse Showroom is proud to welcome “Little Diva”. Known across the retail market place for sweet & sassy cute tutu onesies, dresses, and outfits. Little Diva has been serving retailers as a premium brand for more than 30 years.
Looking for “Shoe Money”, come visit them at their new showroom, The Treehouse Showroom Suite A-642 at The California Market Center. Shoe Money offers, bib sets, cart covers, diaper pants, dresses, pant sets hats, onesies, and tees. Shoe Money’s signature theme is the classic Sock Monkey. The designer combines whimsical, fun, and bright colors, coupled with detailed trimmings.
Introducing “Shoe Money” a unique collection of comfortable clothing and accessories for kids.
Shoe Money offers, bib sets, cart covers, diaper pants, dresses, pant sets hats, onesies, and tees. Shoe Money’s signature theme is the classic Sock Monkey. The designer combines whimsical, fun, and bright colors, coupled with detailed trimmings.
To see more “Shoe Money” designs visit, “The Treehouse Showroom” at The California Market Center Suite A-642 weekdays and weekends, by appointment.
Come see “TommyWants” at The Treehouse Showroom August 8-11
The collection consists of Soft Shell Belts and Soft Shell Polo’s made of 100% 40’s two-ply cotton in a pique knit for a cool comfortable feel.
TommyWants also offers, onesies and tees made of buttery soft 100% organic cotton, screen printed using water-based inks featuring their iconic blue crab logo (better known as “Butter”) in four different designs: Pinch Me…I’m Cute; Shiver Me Pinchers; Crab Cakes; and Bucket.
Reading bedtime books to children has been a parental routine for generations. However, in today’s media rich world, children are more likely to spend their evening hours camped out in front of a TV, video game, or computer. Help hibernating parents and kids re-awaken to the wonderful world of reading! Stock up on engaging books that entertain children, while keeping parents’ yawns at bay. The Giggle Guide® periodically recommends outstanding children’s books worthy of addition to retail bookshelves. This month’s selection, Bears! Bears! Bears!, is sure to generate some big family bear hugs!
Watching baby take those first teetering steps is an unforgettable moment for parents. For this special milestone, it is only right for little ones to be geared up in the best footwear. Like many mothers, Johanna Parker was frustrated that most socks quickly slipped off her baby daughter’s feet. Johanna then came up with the brilliant idea to make shoes for her daughter, Kaya, using soft cotton fabric and non-skid soles. Kaya loved her comfy, custom-made shoes so much, that Johanna was inspired to start up her business, Kaya’s Kloset, offering fantastically fun shoes that have kids steppin’ out in style!