AmericasMart® Atlanta presents thousands of gift lines on display at The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® January 12-19, 2011. Show organizers search the country for exciting product lines to debut from a variety of categories, with a focus on offering retailers innovative products that will keep their stores ahead of the trends. This season, products range from well-known characters with a twist, such as the limited edition Hello Kitty collection, to classic gifts with new appeal like hand-painted wooden yo-yos, and hand-made slippers that look like they should be on display in an art gallery!
CPSC is in the process of notifying manufactures of the Database and encouraging them to “register” a company representative who will receive information about complaints pertaining to their company’s products. I strongly encourage each of you to nominate and register such an individual so that you will have an opportunity to timely respond to any published complaint.
For your information, a press release from the CPSC announcing the Database is available on their website (www.cpsc.gov)
The footwear collection by Bear Feet Shoes is a superb, all-natural alternative to mainstream children’s shoes. In 1985, the company set out to create kids shoes that were soft, non-constricting, and stylish. Over 20 years later, Bear Feet Shoes is still motivated by its “bare is better” philosophy that helps kids not only look cuter, but walk better as well. The Giggle Guide® presents a footlocker full of affordable-priced new styles from Bear Feet Shoes for Spring 2011.
Along with the joy and pride of welcoming a new little being into the world, expectant parents are also charged with the exciting task of designing an inviting nursery for their bundle of joy. Long departed are the days where choices for nursery décor were limited to fluffy bunnies or yellow ducks. The world of nursery décor has evolved to include a vast array of styles from modern to traditional, French country to shabby chic. In the world of nursery décor products, Martinek BéBé, The Rug Market, Kristaben, and New Arrivals, Inc. are some fantastic brands that stand out for their quality, attention to detail, and designer style.
The California Gift Show® continues to evolve and excite, by offering buyers a global experience with its rebranded Kentia-The Global Marketplace section. Kentia, which unveiled a new look at the July 2010 market, has been well received by exhibitors and buyers alike.
An International experience that cannot be found at any other gift show.
Each Market will showcase more than 150 artists this January
MMPI leads the way in providing the best in artisanal products, with thriving Beckman’s™ Handcrafted Shows in Los Angeles and Chicago. Each show offers buyers and retailers a great mix of handcrafted products that reflect regional and national trends and tastes.
Come Early and Shop the L.A. Mart Showrooms January 18-24 with Temps at the Los Angeles Convention Center and L.A. Mart
LOS ANGELES, CA (December 15, 2010) – The California Gift Show the destination for world class lines and the latest trends and resources exclusive to the West Coast this January, Tuesday, January 18 – Monday, January 24, 2011. The largest gift show on the West Coast boasts a week of special events, workshops and unparalleled product that West Coast buyers won’t see anywhere else.
The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® offers the best in programming and special events and this January is no different. As usual, The Chicago Market will offer mix of special late night shopping, networking opportunities and educational programming and seminars that are not to be missed. Event highlights include seminars and book signings from interior designers Frank Fontana and Mick De Giulio, extended late night shopping on January 22 and January 23 and a social media panel moderated by Meredith Schwartz of Gifts & Decorative Accessories magazine.
Jayla Garden Critters Collection includes a snail hair accessory. You can be sure that this item is one-of-a-kind.
This pink garden snail clip priced at $9.95 is part of our Jayla Garden Critters collection, which also includes a butterfly (in shocking pink) and a dragonfly (in brown and pink).
Isn’t it the cutest little thing? Check out the googly eyes too! We all know how attracted little kids are to anything that moves.
With the soft colors, cute face and knitted swirly shell detail, I’m certain this will earn a rightful place in your daughter’s growing snail collection.
The quest for the perfect gift for a baby or child can be a challenge. Many gift buyers search for something practical, yet also seek that adorable and unique factor to make their gift memorable. Noellas has met this demand with handcrafted fabric picture frames available in an array of shapes and fabrics for boys and girls of all ages. Noellas is a family-based business that has grown into a team of friendly, down-to-earth people always looking to help their retailers and consumers.
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.