Happy Heinys, a manufacturer of made in U.S.A. reusable diapering products and natural parenting accessories, has had a blue dolphin on its corporate emblem since its beginning in 19)). Owner Linda Byerline has often been asked about this symbol from nature and how it relates to her company. Until now, she has not publicly revealed the story behind the inspirational dolphin.
Jessica Alba’s daughter Honor Marie has been named Best Dressed Baby in the latest People (August 30, 2010) – and the pictures are proof positive. She’s wearing one adorable outfit after another, but our favorite is the sweater over the plaid jumper, with a shocking pink No Slippy Hair Clippy® Parker Bow in her hair! No wonder Pregnancy & Newborn (September 2010) puts No Slippy Hair Clippy® hairbows on the list of must-haves for “Tinseltown Tots” – citing fans Halle Berry, Salma Hayek, and Isla Fisher. Star style starts early!
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The Treehouse Showroom at the California Market Center offers retailers fresh, new exciting lines to make the most of every fashion season. Owner Elisa Lysiak say, “We pride ourselves in finding the best products in the marketplace for retailers to offer their customers. Our corner location Suite A-642 is known for its visual style and attention-grabbing window displays. We are in the heart of the Los Angeles fashion district and participate in eight Fashion Week events per year.”
The Chicago Market: Living and Giving® delivered a comprehensive line-up of brand named products and new to market resources during the July Market. With new showrooms added to its permanent collection and sold out Temporaries, The Chicago Market offered buyers and retailers highly sought after product lines and unique specialty resources that helped differentiate retailer and buyers’ business.
World Market Center Las Vegas was abuzz with ambition and enthusiasm as the home furnishings complex kicked off its first mega-market event on August 2, 2010. Day one marked the energetic launch with a trilogy of shows, including Las Vegas Market, Gift + Home and Vegas Kids. Brimming with exclusive educational programming, celebrations, and advanced technologies — opening day was a terrific success! Here are few products that caught The Giggle Guide®’s attention from Whittle Shortline Railroad, Kelsey’s Collection, Crystorama Lighting Group and Room Magic.
Sustainability is still a buzzword in the gifts and decorative accessories industry, and it’s not too late to green your store — if even by just a little bit.
There are two ways to go green. The first is obvious — stock eco-friendly products. “Consumers’ interest in green products has not waned, and they are still willing to pay premium price points for quality, stylish and authentically green goods,” according to Home Accents Today.
Yesterday, The Giggle Guide® shared the latest in protective swimwear for children. Today, we are focusing on our favorite head-to-toe sunny delights that pair with swimwear like surf goes with sand. By offering a dazzling mix of fun, functional and fashionable products to complement new swimwear, retailers can effortlessly increase add-on sales. Get ready to shine with child-safe sunscreens, cool shades and fabulous flip flops that are a step ahead! The Giggle Guide® highlights brands that make the sun their business, including Baby Blanket Suncare,Teeny Tiny Optics,Swim Ways, and One Ruby Lane.
A monster wave of kid’s swimwear for 2011 is making a huge splash with functional and sun-safe on-trend styles! As parents have become more aware of the dangers of solar rays, the popularity of sun-protective swimwear has expanded exponentially. While sunscreen is always a must, several brands provide added safety through innovative UV-protective swimwear that deftly doubles as all-day playwear. For the latest colorful hats, darling bikinis, and hip and happening swim trunks and rash guards, check out these shining examples of next season’s fun-in-the-sun fashions from Seasons UV, Babi-Kini, Sun Busters and Flap Happy.
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!
Jennifer Covello is one busy lady! Owner of Frittabello, LLC, author of the award-winning baby journal, My Life…A Chronicle of the Journey, and mother to two children, this successful mompreneur has recently added another “baby” to her accomplishments: a wonderful new children’s book! Frittabello and his Angel is an endearing story about a sweet young soul named Frittabello who is on his way to earth. With the help of his very special guardian angel, Frittabello learns how to listen to his unique inner voice, so that he can choose the earth parents that are perfect for him and start his life’s journey.
The NYC Baby and Kids Fair at 7W runs August 16th through August 18th. This highly anticipated show offers a crateful of tasty products to discover! Here are some handpicked favorites that caught “the apple of our eye”: Zatswho, Pacific World Corp., Lunacy Design, Sleeping Partners, and HuggyBunny. The Giggle Guide® will also have a booth at the show at which retailers can enter a drawing to win a free selection of exciting children’s products!