By Carolyn Kavarnos - Tuesday, September 17th 2013
It seems like it’s harder to find companies who are still manufacturing their goods in the U.S.A. So many companies have made the decision to take their manufacturing overseas. While they realize less expense, it comes at a cost for those in the United States. There still are companies that are committed to manufacturing in the U.S.A. The Matching Dots, Paty, Inc., Papersalt and Sugarbug’s Closet are four companies that are proud to be manufacturing their product lines in the U.S.A.
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA (August 27, 2013)—City Threads puts its spin on classic warm-weather must-haves for a spring collection that’s fun and carefree. The relaxed lifestyle label punctuates the line with innovative graphic themes, images and placement designed to excite kids’ imaginations. It comprises T-shirts, soft jersey polos, hoodies, shorts, dresses, one-pieces, swim trunks, pajamas and underwear for a 24/7 style that touches every aspect of a child’s life. The brand continues its devotion to comfort with soft, quality fabrics, solid construction, and easy fit.
Peace. Passion. Positivity. is a company that makes colorful, soft, braided bracelets and assorted pewter bracelet charms. First, customers pick the bracelet color they like best. Next, they can choose from a wide variety of charms that reflect their passions and interests. It’s a long list that includes themes like dance, sports, faith, music, and animals. They make great gifts and kids enjoy trading them, so it’s not surprising that their popularity is on the rise. These bracelets have the look and appeal of a trendy tween accessory, but the real draw lies in their message and the vision of their creators.
The Atlanta Fall Gift and Home Furnishings Market, which ran from July 10 to 17, was tuned toward exhibitor and attendee success. “The July market boasted nearly 70 new and expanded permanent showrooms,” says Chelsea Peabody, Strategic Relations and Media Relations Manager at AmericasMart Atlanta. What can show attendees and exhibitors expect from the “largest permanent wholesale marketplace”? They can expect to find interesting companies like Opal & Twig, Wristy Buddy, Butt-Ons, and What a Dish!, all of which made a splash at the July show.
Finish the final touches on your holiday plan and start facing your future with clothing lines that will spruce up your spring and summer 2014 store. For your classic clientele, introduce Max & Dora, a luxury collection that features a mix of contemporary cotton and linen with vintage trim. A costume designer makes dress up fun and practical with Ele Story, featuring ornate silhouettes with the perfect pleat and ruffles that rule. Spring means spring break and no vacation would be complete without bathing suits. Muddy Feet Boutique has made tracks in unique swim and resort wear that will set you apart from the rest. Spring also means parties and formals, so don’t leave the tweens out of the mix. STELLA M’LIA features fashion-forward but age-appropriate dresses perfect for any event.
Get ready for NY NOW, the Market for Home & Lifestyle, which runs Saturday, August 17, through Wednesday, August 21, 2013, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center and Passenger Ship Terminal Pier 94. Overall, NY NOW, (formerly the New York International Gift Fair), will encompass 100,000 products in 400+ product categories. The event anticipates that 35,000 attendees from all 50 states and more than 80 countries will attend. Our preview of discoveries includes mimish, Wash with Water, Funkins, and Kira.
Poppy Drops, the maker of all-natural temporary tattoo earrings for kids, simplifies manicures for kids & parents alike with NEW Tattoo Nail Art! Perfect for little ones but hip for everyone, each Tattoo Nail Art tube includes twenty (20) nail tattoos, sized perfectly for each individual nail.
Enter Our Magical Door to the World of Make-Believe at Fairy Finery. Discover our magic where we bring the Wonder of “Once Upon A Time” to life! The Fairy Finery is studio made in the USA. We are dedicated to creating beautiful heirloom quality clothing, accessories and gifts that enchant you!
Our versatile fairy princess dresses can be for special occasions, make a great flower girl wedding dress, holiday photos, birthday celebrations.
We make the best capes for kids and adults in great washable fabrics, ready for a super hero adventure or even to be pageant wear.
The Playtime NY show, which runs from August 3rd to the 5th at a new venue on Wall Street, is an exhibition powerhouse. Playtime NY already has 130 exhibitors geared up to make it one of the best shows ever. This season’s theme is “Playtime Superstars”, and features a panel discussion on social media chaired by Earnshaw’s publisher, Noelle Heffernan, editor-in-chief, Audrey Kingo, and Carla Zanoni, Director of Social Media and Engagement at DNAinfo.com. Show attendees should keep an eye out for on-trend companies that are ahead of the curve, like Boutan Kids, Jammies Prêt-à-Porter, poopsies, and Chat Mechant.
Two things parents look for in clothing are durability and wearability. Juxby has just what they ordered with coordinating soft, thick, long-lasting children’s garments that parents love to buy and kids love to wear. Their specialty is items made in the U.S.A. from patchwork madras fabrics. Parents and kids alike love to mix and match patterns and colors. You can proudly display the Juxby brand because it employs Americans to create designs and patterns, sew embroidery appliqués, and even make bottoms and accessories.
Poppy Drops’ NEW Tattoo Nail Art is the first manicure of its kind! Perfect for little ones but totally hip for everyone and a must-have for summer fun & back to school accessorizing. Each Tattoo Nail Art tube includes twenty (20) nail tattoos, sized perfectly for each individual nail.