Parenting is often a balancing act between safety and fun. This quest for balance applies to the products parents purchase for their children. Products that are extremely popular and recognizable to children are not always the best for kids’ health or for the environment. It’s always a bonus when a company that cares produces fun, licensed products that kids really want. Zak Designs offers the best of both worlds. Their products make mealtimes convenient and safe, and bring a dash of style to the table.
Apparel industry veterans launch the only online, wholesale marketplace where brands and stores can sell and buy off-price goods
BELLAIRE, TEXAS (November 3, 2015)—Flutter Sales launches to provide clothing, gift and accessories stores and manufacturers with a platform to buy and sell in-stock merchandise at a discount. By selling on the site, Flutter Sales allows brands to create cashflow by liquidating aging stock. And, like consumer sites that allow shoppers to snap up fashions at a steal, the online marketplace gives retail buyers the opportunity to shop at a fraction of regular wholesale prices.
Sometimes dreams come true which is what happened to the woman behind the classic action figures from Kaskey Kids. Christy Kaskey’s children were sports fiends. Wanting to keep them entertained and remembering the fun her brothers had with their action figures, Kaskey got her own offspring involved and also turned to other boys and girls in kindergarten and first grade who served as her focus groups when she developed the figures. The results are award-winning toys that engage kids and keep them entertained even in the face of all the high-tech options available.
No matter how parents choose to feed a baby, weaning them and getting them to the table is a big milestone. And that’s when it gets interesting. After parents invest in carpet cleaners and plastic tarps, help them out by offering dining accessories to make table time fun and semi-contained. Kids will want to stay hydrated with Bottle Buds from KidKusion and the pinwheel perfection of the Sip & Spin Cup from nuSpin Kids. To keep kids at the table, KidsFunwares has made a game of mealtime while NUK is keeping its name and reputation safe with new products for all phases of eaters.
Rashti & Rashti is proud to announce it recently acquired Prestige Toy Corporation, an industry leader with a strong reputation for producing quality infant plush toy products. Along with the Prestige brand, Rashti & Rashti has obtained several well known licenses for plush allowing the company to expand the product offering to its retail customers in the infant plush toy category. The licensed brands involved include: Elf on a Shelf, Fisher Price, Garanimals (exclusive to Walmart), Grin and Grow (a Sassy brand exclusive to Walmart), Sesame Street and even more product categories under Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.
Shoppers looking to help develop kids’ creativity will relish ecologically sound, techy coloring books from Painting Lulu. The system bridges the gap between traditional coloring books — always a kid fave — and contemporary technology. The technology is simple: kids color in the book and then, with a little adult assistance, scan the QR code on the page using a free app on a smart device — it doesn’t even require a download. Presto, the coloring page appears on the device and kids can continue coloring where they left off using the special Painting Lulu Digital Crayon that has a host of unique coloring tools and features.
There’s a reason role playing is part of developmental questionnaires once kids exit toddler parallel play and start getting into true socializing. It’s a true indicator of the child’s ability to understand and mimic the adult world around them. And it doesn’t hurt that the pretend play can turn into real helping down the line. Casdon has a reputation for innovation and has been renowned for toy innovation for over 65 years. Casdon relies on reputable domestic brand licenses like Dyson to create truly life-like experiences for children of all ages.
There’s very little funny about some of the cold winter temperatures around the world, but it’s all good in the hood if you have fun with your outwear. Rasta Imposta is the real deal when it comes to costumes and accessories for kids of all ages and their Ha Ha Hoodies are sure to get laughs from even the most embittered winter survivor. These zip-up hoodies are made to be warm and can be used as costumes or just conversation starters throughout the year. Your older customers will smile with nostalgia when they find out Rasta Imposta began over 20 years ago when Robert Berman created the Original Rasta Hat in the 90s.
On-trend but never off the good-taste chart, baby items from AD Sutton & Sons are proven winners. This fourth generation, family-owned business opened its doors in 1909, maintaining corporate headquarters in the heart of New York City’s fashion district. As time passed, the company began acquiring licenses to produce goods for many companies.
In today’s world, many daily interactions are quick-paced and short-lived. As electronics and screen time take over lives, occasionally kids forget the most basic, natural part of childhood: play. Germany takes us back to the basics with wonderful, traditional toys that rely on brains, not batteries. HABA has branched out from its classic wooden toys to create modern versions with heirloom quality. sigikid takes its cue from children’s need for cuddling, and creates developmentally appropriate toys. Ravensburger produces puzzles that will forever change how people think of putting pieces together. Hape Toys focuses on wood toys made from natural materials.
There’s a new way to look at diaper bags. Up to now, no company had delved into the world of microbes (aka icky germs) or anti-stick coatings, but that’s changed due to this dynamic duo of new licensed diaper bags: Ju-Ju-Be has begun a collaboration with Hello Kitty, the iconic brand everyone adores. The new Kitty collection features signature diaper bag designs in a range of shapes with –– retailers take note –– a custom print; bow zipper pulls; and super-cute, functional hidden surprises such as embroidery details inside each bag. Invite shoppers to peer inside the bag to get a look at the “hidden” three apples, a nod to Hello Kitty who herself is three apples tall and weighs five apples.
The first Hello Kitty item was a plastic coin purse based on a Japanese design created in 1974. The kitty in question was a female white bobtail cat sporting a red bow around her neck. Hello Kitty came to the United States in 1976 where she took the country by storm. Although the initial market for the design was pre-teen girls, the popularity of the icon grew and now includes adults as well. The design appears on all kinds of products ranging from school supplies to fashion accessories and even high-end products. Hello Kitty is internationally famous with a multi-category litter of licensed products sporting her face and body.