I’m writing to you from my new live/work space in one of Toronto’s most unique neighborhoods, Liberty Village. As you probably know, my roots in this city are deep. I launched BopStarBaby’s parent company, Be-Bop Communications Inc. here over 20 years ago. My focus was entertainment, and the roster of clients I collected represented the best of what Canada had to offer. Upon moving to the US, I saw opportunities in the children’s products industry¸ and BopStarBaby was born.
Today is America Recycles Day, a nationally-recognized, annual celebration which promotes recycling programs and practices. Slowly but surely, the attention has paid off. In 2007, it was proven that the amount of waste disposed straight to landfills has decreased from 89% to 54% over the past 30 years! In honor of America Recycles Day, The Giggle Guide® is featuring terrific children’s products from Twirls & Twigs, Lisa Austin Design, and Nahui Ollin. These companies reuse a variety of materials to create purses, headbands, bracelets, wallets, dresses, shirts, and baby blankets and more!
Society continues to move forward, and if businesses don’t follow the global lead, they will be left behind. The juvenile products industry, inch by inch, is going organic and placing Fair Trade practices squarely on its business radar. By supporting Fair Trade, organic, and eco-friendly transactions across the globe, both the environment and low income economies are given a fighting chance at sustainability and growth. Every day, more and more children’s businesses are becoming part of the Fair Trade phenomenon, including: noted*, mirasa design, One World Projects, and Maggie’s Functional Organics.
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!
As the weather turns cold and little ones bundle up, kids are warming up to wearing fun faux fur and animal-inspired look-alikes that are cozy, practical and politically correct. The Giggle Guide® has hunted through the fashion kingdom to track down chilly-weather collections that feature durable and warm pieces that get kids’ imaginations roaring, including Two Flowers One Bear, Kyber Outerwear, and Bearington Bear. Take a look at the wintery wild side for kids this season, with inspired themes that coat children as baby elephants, leopards, bears, seals, dogs, cats and more! Let the fun fur fly!
Shane Farkas and Alex Rabinovich are showing the world what it means to have a big heart! In 2009, they traveled to Southeast Asia to find a fabric manufacturer for a new children’s clothing line that they were developing. Little did they know that their hearts would be forever changed! During their trip, Shane and Alex repeatedly met underprivileged children suffering from lack of proper nutrition and health-care. They decided that there was no better way to make a difference in needy children’s lives than to create a company, Big Heart Baby, that would continually and generously give back.
Brand new for holiday gift giving! Satsuma Designs has launched its newest set of organic, fresh designs for baby. This time the animals are on the loose! Catch lion, monkey or frog to wrap up baby after bath! Our softest blend of organic bamboo rayon and organic cotton are blended for a super-absorbent, FAST DRYING towel that will cover and keep baby cozy.
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It could be our softest, coziest blanket yet! Satsum Designs’ flannel swaddling blanket is made of sustainable bamboo and trimmed in a modern polka dot cotton. This oversized swaddler is breathable, soft and naturally antibacterial - ideal for every season. Flannel is the material of choice for baby sleep experts everywhere. 41”X41”. Choose from natural with chocolate, lime or satsuma orange trim.
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