Items tagged “Handmade”

“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!

Chicago Market - Living and Giving Green - Chicago, Illinois (7/22/10 - 7/28/10)

Clay Rice talks to The Giggle Guide® about his new book “The Lonely Shadow” and the amazing silhouette work that has been a Rice family tradition for three generations.

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.

Woombie (KB Designs, LLC)
Michael Scott Studio
Playtime New York

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.

Contact: The Chicago Market / (312) 527-7600
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.

Contact: The Chicago Market / (312) 527-7600

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.

Bumkins Finer Baby Products
pediped footwear
All Baby & Child, Inc. (ABC Kids Expo)

The Treehouse Showroom is proud to welcome “Little Diva”. Known across the retail market place for sweet & sassy cute tutu onesies, dresses, and outfits. Little Diva has been serving retailers as a premium brand for more than 30 years. Come see the entire collection in our new permanent location “The Treehouse Showroom” at The California Market Center Suite A-642 weekdays and weekends, by appointment.

Contact: The Treehouse Showroom / (213) 688-8377

The Treehouse Showroom is proud to welcome “Little Diva”. Known across the retail market place for sweet & sassy cute tutu onesies, dresses, and outfits. Little Diva has been serving retailers as a premium brand for more than 30 years.

Contact: The Treehouse Showroom / (213) 688-8377

Looking for “Shoe Money”, come visit them at their new showroom, The Treehouse Showroom Suite A-642 at The California Market Center. Shoe Money offers, bib sets, cart covers, diaper pants, dresses, pant sets
hats, onesies, and tees. Shoe Money’s signature theme is the classic Sock Monkey. The designer combines whimsical, fun, and bright colors, coupled with detailed trimmings.

Contact: The Treehouse Showroom / (213) 688-8377
See Kai Run
Emily Press Labels
Little Things Mean A Lot

Watching baby take those first teetering steps is an unforgettable moment for parents. For this special milestone, it is only right for little ones to be geared up in the best footwear. Like many mothers, Johanna Parker was frustrated that most socks quickly slipped off her baby daughter’s feet. Johanna then came up with the brilliant idea to make shoes for her daughter, Kaya, using soft cotton fabric and non-skid soles. Kaya loved her comfy, custom-made shoes so much, that Johanna was inspired to start up her business, Kaya’s Kloset, offering fantastically fun shoes that have kids steppin’ out in style!

Spring 2011 comes from inspirations of fabric,monkeys, and requests from my daughter for full, “round and round” skirts and dresses. The skirts are cute alone or with a petticoat or tutu underneath for more fullness. Peaceful monkeys wear shades, give signs of peace, and spin round and round in hula hoops. They try to catch butterflies but catch laughs and smiles instead.

Contact: Lori Riley / (512) 261-5648

Where I am the weather is heating up and approaching one hundred. So am I making swimwear or short outfits for little monkeys to wear in the sun? Well, what we are making lots of are Santa Monkeys and Angel Monkeys. Hopefully tey are on your list of things you would like to see under someone’s tree, or to see them wear during the holidays.

Contact: Lori Riley / (512) 261-5648

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