Any mother of a little boy knows that the clothing gifts don’t come nearly as quickly, and often aren’t as cute as those that welcome a girl. Sweater vests and one-pieces with silk-screened graphics do not a boy baby’s wardrobe make, especially in the view of hipster moms. The celebrity baby boom has inspired modern moms to look for the hottest new trends in baby clothes, and you can’t ask for better press than City Threads. When your name has been associated with the tiny tots of celebrity cool kids, the clothes are an easier sell. Add to the celebrity appeal the fact that the apparel is made in the U.S.A., and you’ve got a goldmine.
Hmmm… Mompreneur…..is that my title? I guess it may just be a more exotic word for “Multitasker”! Here’s how it played out yesterday…
I’m sitting with the other neighborhood moms at the park, keeping an eye at C splashing his guts out at the water sprinklers, thinking about (or trying not to!) the list of “things that need to get done today” waiting for me at my desk. I take out a notepad and begin working on some txt updates for my website that need to get done.
It’s been said that necessity is the mother of invention, and that is certainly true for some of today’s creative children’s apparel. Children’s fashion has never under estimated the creativity of moms. The Giggle Guide™ takes a closer look at mom designers that “toe the line” during a time when more brands and styles of socks are available than ever before. One pair of socks per day for children is simply not enough. Hosiery by Hank & JoJo, Celeste Stein Designs, SmartKnitKIDS, and BabyLegs are made to increase foot traffic!
Cloud9World focuses on values and virtues by offering products that reinforce integrity, humility, compassion, kindness and perseverance. With violence and bullying making news, parents and teachers are interested in helping students stand up to abuse. Children are inundated with media technology that can steal from spending quality time with family and learning social skills. Cloud9World products bridge the generation gap and draw on the shared experiences of using animals as a teaching method to help children develop social and emotional skills. Through the animals’ behavior, children can grow into happier kids and well-adjusted adults.
Bear Feet is based on the idea that bare feet are actually better than shoes, however since the modern environment is dangerous for bare feet, we decided the shoes might as well be amazingly adorable too. Bear Feet began in an attempt to create the perfect baby shoe - soft and non-constricting, but also stylish. Thus the classic Little Bear Feet infant bootie was designed, hand-cut and hand-sewn out of a tiny scrap of leather. In 1985, in Austin Texas, the name Bear Feet was born and the shoe company began.
Combining comfort with simplistic designs, robinwrendesigns offers an adorable collection in 100% Cotton. It is soft enough to make you melt and wonderful next to babies skin. robinwrendesigns launches her new spring 2012 line. With the sophistication of hand embroideries, robinwrendesigns is perfect solution for unique shower gifts. No grandma can resist these fun to wear styles. The entire collection is made in the USA.
Anita G Girlfriends is launching their new Spring 2012 collection! The line features girls’ swim and playwear in bright, bold, and fun colors. You’ll find a colorful collection of 12 prints that span beyond the rainbow, not just from print to print, but within the individual designs as well. One new print, “Splash,” is designed with 6 bright colors. It’s looking like one of the line’s top sellers.
The Happy Heinys Micro Mini Stages were developed for several reasons. The most important is because when a baby is born prematurely 99% of the time one of the treatments needed will have an adverse affect that can harm the baby. Owner Linda Byerline shares her experience as the parent of a preemie, “My daughter Sarah was saved by the ventilator and I am grateful that was available for her, but she also has CLD-Chronic Lung Disease due to it.
There are two new additions to the must-have Snack Happened™ Reusable Snack Bag collection! Your customers will love the fabrics for all their fun summer adventures: road and plane trips, hiking, picnics, and visits to the park, pool, and beach.
Our popular Funky Monkey fabric gets a makeover! Perfect for energetic tots, little monkeys will love the summer time design
from monkeying around to snack time.
Groovy girls love this bright and fun print for the summer sunshine. Not only perfect for youngsters, but a must-have for tweens too!
“Made in the U.S.A.” is a declaration that epitomizes American manufacturing, ingenuity, quality and pride. From diverse backgrounds, including foreign cultures, we weave our heritage into great ideas and goods that fill America with a dynamic tradition that has a rich past and present, as well as a future! Among the many manufacturers who can claim, “Made in the U.S.A.,” are the four that The Giggle Guide™ showcases today: Winter Water Factory hailing from Brooklyn; Yumy, creating fine children’s clothing in Dallas; and SpiritHoods Kids and little society — both from sunny Los Angeles.
As you gear up for a rollicking red-white-and-blue Fourth of July, proudly offer goods made in the United States! When you sell American products, you help keep our economy growing. You do your part to create jobs, as selling U.S.-made wares directly supports American workers and their families. Americans buying American-made products is more than just flag-waving patriotism –– it helps control the nation’s destiny at this important time in our history. Feel good about merchandising quality products made in the U.S.A. like these from Pop & Lolli, Zipfy, belly bump couture, and Channel Craft.
“Put Your Love on Paper” is a fun and interactive workshop that helps parents start and finish their baby journal.
Norwalk, CT -Local author and mompreneur, Jennifer Covello, is providing the solution to help parents start and finish their baby journals. Utilizing her award-winning baby journal, My Life, and her 7 Easy Tips for Journaling, along with fun exercises, she debunks the two myths commonly heard from busy parents about why they don’t have a completed journal for their children: “I don’t have time” and “I don’t know what to write.”