We have all experienced firsthand that “fashion is fickle.” However, unlike most fleeting fads and trends, Victorian style has influenced fashion design for centuries, as the classic lines and exquisite details never grow old. Powell Craft emulates the style of the Victorian Era and provides a “time machine” in which retailers can import goods reminiscent of a bygone age of English cottages in the rose-scented countryside. Offering timeless elegance and beauty, Powell Craft’s Old World designs are here to stay!
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.
Oomfy has released a range of adorable plush dolls with companion books. Each doll represent an actual orphaned animal from the Limpopo region of South Africa, whose story is told in pictures and text in the delightful companion board book. Little ones will love each charming and true oomfy story presented in these brightly colored educational books. The snugly soft dolls are made from super soft rose swirl plush. The were simply made to hug. Only non-toxic certified Azo-free dyes are used in our products.
Our first Baby Shop Hop (www.babyshophop.com) is due September 1, 2010, but our newest event wouldn’t be complete without a chance to give back to the community that makes our Shop Hops possible! For each logo found and clicked on during the Baby Shop Hop we will make a donation to a charity.
Which charity, you ask? That’s for YOU to help us decide. Starting June 1, Shop Hop Productions launched their “Charity Select” contest.
Shop Hop Productions announces the Baby Shop Hop, an online shopathon that provides Baby Industry Businesses a guaranteed way to grow their business while giving back to the community, and gives Shop Hoppers a reason to shop for a cause.
HENDERSON, Nev. (June 2010) — Beginning June 8 through July 11, pediped® footwear will host a Purchases with Purpose fundraiser. Fifty percent of the purchase price will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help grant the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions. During this period, select styles of both Originals and Flex shoes will be marked down as much as 40 percent.
Beth Clampitt from Dallas is nothing like the Clampetts on the TV classic who struck oil, black gold, and headed to the Hills of Beverly. But she does enjoy a “rich” life and business, blessed by sons, friends, ideal business partners and a lot of very satisfied retailers and cozy napping children! Since 2001, Beth has been president of My NapPak, which designs and markets toteable, all-in-one pillow, comforter and attached fleece blanket for kids who take naps.
Linda Byerline, matriarch of Happy Heinys, the family-owned-and-operated business that for over nine years has designed and manufactured reusable cloth diapering products, . . . quite simply does not take crap from anyone! I’m happy to know this highness of Heinys, as I greatly admire her commitment to environmental issues and natural parenting, her compassion and actions that help others at home and abroad, her support of made in U.S.A, pride, empowerment of other working mothers and her super-mom powers as a there-for-them wife and parent. Plus, seeing her makes me, well, happier!
CHICAGO, IL (May 18, 2010) – The Chicago Market: Living and Giving®, July 22-28, 2010, promises to be action packed with an exciting calendar of business and retail seminars and special events. The Market’s highlights include an exciting keynote presentation from Jerry Greenfield, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s Homemade Inc. and The Power Lunch Seminar Series, where buyers will learn from leading retail consultants.
Kids In Distressed Situations (K.I.D.S.), the internationally renowned children’s charity, will kick off its 25th Anniversary year with the 4th Annual Women in Industry Luncheon honoring three women of achievement for their support of children in need. Being honored are: Elyse Kroll, Chairman & CEO of the fashion trade show company ENK International; Liz Lange, Founder of Liz Lange Maternity, Completely Me by Liz Lange and Shopafrolic.com; and Christina Miller, Senior Vice President of Turner Sports & Cartoon Network Enterprises.
Congratulations to Marlo Hoffman and Lisa Starbuck, co-founders of PsychoBaby in Chicago that celebrated its seventh anniversary earlier this May! This one-of-a-kinda-crazy brick and mortar kids’ store also now counts the Internet as its worldwide territory. The store is fun, funky, wild, original and a celebration of all things that are hipper, cooler, trendier, edgier and as unique as children’s individual personalities and creative outlooks.