New parents don’t have to lose their own sense of style just because they have a baby! In fact, with all the accessories and childcare essentials parents tote around to care for an infant, there are more opportunities than ever for moms and dads to express themselves. berybaby is an ultra-stylish and fun accessory collection created by new mom, Holly Smith, that provides plenty of function without skimping on the fashion!
Want to celebrate your child becoming a big brother or sister? BBs Tees has an easy and inexpensive way to have a “sibling celebration” Take a look at our new “Do It Yourself Printable Party Kits.” Each shirt graphic has a party kit to match. All you have to do is print it out and assemble yourself.
It’s easy and will make a great theme for your party! We offer easy instructions and list all the supplies needed for one stop shopping at your local craft store. It’s a great activity for you and your child to do together!
Join the The Giggle Guide® as we continue our globetrotting journey to discover the latest international hits to offer customers. The Internet Age has truly made the world smaller, with instant accessibility to terrific new products, no matter where you call home! Today’s trip takes us from Canada’s Monster Factory and Italy’s Baby Graziella to Hooligans of South Africa, tante martha from the Netherlands, and Blabla products made in Peru. Brilliant colors, fun-loving critters, beautiful fabrics and creative genius offer a world of retail opportunities!
G’day mates! The Giggle Guide® has set sail on a worldwide exploration of children’s products, including a look at innovations from the land down under. We’ve rounded up the lowdown on some outstanding Australian brands that embody creativity, practicality and an infectious sense of fun! So join us down in the land of koalas and wallabies, for a lively little walkabout tour of Huggalugs, NOO Designs and FLATOUTaustralia.
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!
“Making something from nothing” used to be just an expression that described someone’s creativity and ingenuity. In today’s age of environmental concerns and attention on “going green,” some businesses now literally make something from nothing, turning what most would consider trash into treasures. By reusing and re-purposing as much as possible, Shains, TerraCycle and Ecoist are a few companies that are turning the message of “tread lightly, use less and leave less” into innovative eco-business enterprises!
Children are naturally open to art and love to express themselves by painting, drawing, and sculpting with clay. They are also fascinated and inspired by the creations of others. Displaying artwork with appealing colors and content can help develop children’s early appreciation of art, and make a house feel like home. The Giggle Guide® looks to the heart of art from several brands that specialize in creations designed to delight and capture children’s imaginations. Our gallery includes engaging works from J. Austin Ryan, Queen of the Trailer Park, Renditions by Reesa, and Green Frog Art.
The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® offers advanced technology to access products, showrooms, exhibitors and more
MMPI is excited to offer a free new Mobile Application Tool, which will allow buyers and retailers an easy and convenient way to access The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® product locator using Smart phone technology. This new online Mobile App will allow buyers to take advantage of the benefits of the online product locator to search for showrooms, exhibitors, product lines and more using their smart phone.
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.