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!
Every night, sleepy-eyed babes are tucked in “snug as a bug in a rug!” Something about being bundled up nice and cozy is comforting. This reaction starts at birth when a baby is swaddled tightly and placed in a mother’s arms. Yet ever so quickly do these precious little angels learn to wiggle and squirm their way out of those flimsy receiving blankets, making it difficult for new parents and anxious visitors to comfortably hold them correctly. That’s why Silly Monkey Baby owners Anna Pieta and her mother created the BabyHug.
Per Bambini’s mission is to make parents lives easier while growing a greener future for their children. They are proud to present a European classic: a three-in-one, 100% cotton drool catcher (Organic cotton also available). Ideal for babies and teething toddlers ages 3 months to 3 years, this accessory:
With British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver revolutionizing the way American school children eat and First Lady Michelle Obama committed to fighting childhood obesity and instilling healthy habits in children with her ‘Let’s Move’ campaign, New Jammies introduces its newest collections of certified-organic sleepwear designed specifically with these issues in mind. New Jammies has changed the rules at bedtime by creating “pajamas with a purpose.”
Just in time for the Holidays, Dandelion has expanded our collection of Dolls to include a Toddler Doll - available in Blonde or Brunette. The Dandelion Toddler Doll is the perfect gift for little girls. And like all Dandelion toys, our Toddler Doll is Safe and Soft - made from Organic cottons and filled with corn fiber filling.
Dandelion’s Toddler Doll was named one of the Top 100 Products of 2010 by Dr. Toy, as well as one of 10 Best Socially Responsible Products!! www.drtoy.com
By The Giggle Guide - Wednesday, October 27th 2010
In January, Bobux, the children’s shoe brand, celebrates its twentieth anniversary! Designers and parents Chris and Colleen Bennett invented the original pre-walker shoe in New Zealand to help their own child. Before Bobux, retailers and parents were largely not aware of the benefits of footwear for babies. Pre-walker shoes has become a growing product category worldwide, with many competitive brands touting their features and fashions. Bobux gives The Giggle Guide® a “Behind The Brand” look at its company, from its first baby steps to the great strides it has taken in its product expansion and marketing to families around the world. We, of course, especially love the latest Bobux brand slogan: “Giggle & Grow… Naturally!”
Wry Baby makes parenting fun! Dave Sopp talks to The Giggle Guide® about their laugh-inducing lineup of cool gifts, including witty Snapsuits, humorous parenting books, Mysterio Predicts tees and new plush stuff.
Annie Salyer of No Slippy Hair Clippy talks to The Giggle Guide® about some fantastic new products in their lineup including Mini Clips, Interchangeable Headbands, grosgrain Clipettes™, and Baby’s First Gift Packs.
Green still a growing trend in spa, bath, baby and body industries
Still a buzzword in many industries, including the spa, bath, baby and body markets, “green” products are gearing up to make a big splash for 2011. Historically, beauty companies have been criticized for unethical and unsustainable business practices that include animal testing and chemical pollution.
However, market research company Organic Monitor reports that the beauty industry has begun to clean up its image by investing in specific corporate social responsibility (CSR) and sustainability initiatives.