Hair accessories are items that many consumers seem to take for granted; they are available in discount stores and there seems to be a nearly endless array of possibilities. However, many parents of little girls will tell you that while hair embellishments might be abundant, they are not always high quality. Over the years, some companies have tried to address the problem and have begun to offer higher-quality accessories that are also trendy and cute. Wee Ones is one of the leaders. This well-respected company provides a wide range of hair bows, clips, and bands, available in a variety of colors and styles.
Golden Rabbit is a family-owned company that began producing enamelware over 16 years ago. Golden Rabbit’s speckled collection is based on 18th century designs and is constructed of fine German enamel on steel. Classic and colorful, the dishes are easy to clean, easy to store and versatile — perfect for a country kitchen or in a high-style setting. Enamelware from Golden Rabbit is fully functional without forgetting the fun. Whether mixed or matched, the array of shapes and sizes can outfit any event or enhance an existing table theme, from clambakes or barbecues to Christmas buffets and Easter brunch.
Many popular brands provide unique products that meet customer needs in grand style. In today’s shrinking world, that means an emphasis on understanding a multi-cultural audience. But that focus should not mean a generic approach to product creation. For example, Gryphon Design Collective has its fingers on the world’s pulse and understands the demands of a global marketplace — with insight into satisfying the needs of individuals. Not only does Gryphon bring in talent from dozens of countries, but it also gives back through literacy initiatives and promoting community issues.
We would like to share our exciting news with everyone! bINK’d is the winner of The Parent Tested Parent Approved Award! We have received the seal that bINK’d is a product that has been given a seal of approval that families trust and that companies seek. bINK’d is proven to be an exceptional product and is now recognized by this worldwide seal of approval.
Sisters Krystal Kirkpatrick and Suzanne Knutson started their company, Bunnies By The Bay, as therapy after two tragic fishing accidents claimed the lives of their father, brother, uncle, cousin, and 11 other fishermen. Suffering almost unbearable grief, they took the advice of their grandmother to keep their hands busy and began sewing bunnies that were inspired by a childhood story. Bunnies By The Bay’s focus is on creating delightfully endearing gifts for little ones embarking on their first year of life. Through engaging art and playful wit, Bunnies By The Bay offers detailed designs and lush materials in timeless products that promise parents and grandparents a cherished heirloom in the years to come.
Teething is one of the most dreaded ordeals for a new parent. Not only are the little ones up all night and miserably drooling, but inevitably everything from a dog toy to a finger becomes an opportunity for the child to chomp. While many teething rings are functional, they’re just not that much fun. Given the choice, the little tooth-grower is always going to go for something that looks like a toy, not a mini life preserver. So what’s a parent to do if they want a safe option that does the job and is fun enough to keep their child’s attention? Try the Suri the Octopus and Friends line of teething toys by Mayapple Baby.
Toddler Tech USA will be displaying their entire product line at the ENK Children's Club at the Javits Center in NYC.
Port Orange, FL, March 4th - Toddler Tech USA, will be showing off all they have to offer at the ENK Children’s Club held at the Javits Center in NYC on March 10-12, 2013. “This is the first year that we will be showcasing our kids belts at ENK and we couldn’t be more excited. We have new products and patterns that are sure to be a hit,” Michelle Cazella, owner and operator of Toddler Tech USA.
Who among us doesn’t remember killing some time between learning in school by flicking a paper “ball” into the “goalpost” made by someone’s hands? This pastime was simple and fun… and it can still be played today! Only once again our kids have become too sophisticated for our old-school ways, so it’s up to buyers to catch up and catch on to FIKI SPORTS games. This enhanced version of tabletop football features a leather game piece shaped like the desired ball or puck, a replica playing surface and “scoring apparatus” (a.k.a. way better than someone’s hands).
“Surprise” was my editorial theme for February’s KIDShow, held again at Bally’s, Las Vegas. I have attended every KidShow since it began 12 years ago in the massive windblown tents outside of the Rio hotel. At its new home at Bally’s hotel, KIDShow has easily become my favorite trade event in the West for its assortment of vendors, step-saving location just down the hall from the comfortable North Tower rooms, and the unsurpassed hospitality of its show staff, led by Denise Raeside. It was not easy to choose only one handful of favorites, but these brands made my top 5 for a variety of reasons: Sock Ons, CIRCUS 212, Hip Together, Hannah Banana from G.B.Y.M. and PeryKids.
“I’ve seen that shirt three times today!” You may have had that thought when you were out and about, surprised to see that so many were wearing the same shirt. It’s human nature to want to fit in, but also be ahead of the fashion curve. Children’s clothing retailers that keep an evolving mix of trendy and classic garments know that they need both to appeal to customers. Classics are easy to spot, but the new and trendy are sometimes tougher That’s why it’s beneficial to partner with companies like Angelika London, which not only combines the classics with artistic trends, but also helps buyers stay ahead of the newest fashion wave.
If you’re not getting the ROI you’d like from social media, chances are, you’re doing it wrong. The reality is, companies are enjoying both immediate returns like direct sales, retail sales and press hits as well as longer-lead benefits like brand loyalty and awareness. These gains can be yours but it does take time, a plan, the right tools and an understanding of your target market. Here, Kula Klips, Itzy Ritzy and Cute Beltz share how investing in social media has paid off for their businesses and why the learning curve never ends. —CC
Exciting new product offerings are on the Baby Bella Maya 2013 horizon!
We are tickled about the launch of what will be an exciting five new fabric roll out. Our wonderful Baby Bella Maya community helped name them and included in this post is a little sneak peek! Our Fall line will reveal innovative new products and a broadening of our existing categories with even some special surprises in store for mom!