The capes and ponchos trend is back and it’s hitting the younger set fast. Light, breezy and easily layered, this trend is totally wearable. Unlike many sweaters or jackets, capes and ponchos give kids the warmth they need while letting them move the way they want. Parents love the combination of style and functionality, and girls love the twirlability. Big-button capes and detailed ponchos are in for fall, so deliver with these designers who do the trend best, including the little hummingbird, NICO.NICO, Girl and a Mouse and Babylady Inc.
Health and beauty products that are eco-friendly, gentle and all-natural have become important to find for parents and their young children. Consumers have become more educated about skin; a living, breathing tissue that covers and protects bodies but, at the same time, absorbs what comes in contact with it. It makes sense to stock products for kids that are chemical free. Here’s an opportunity to share with your customers effective yet gentle personal care products for the family. A few brands recommended by The Giggle Guide® include: Hot Tot, Willa, Sweet Dream Girlz and Lafes.
The ENK Fall 2012 Children’s Club, held at the Javit’s Center in New York City March 11-13, 2012, featured almost 700 exhibitors. Two new trends spotted were more Made in USA and eco-Friendly brands. There were over thirty-five companies on hand that make their merchandise in the USA; another fifty tout themselves as eco-friendly. Exhibitors reported that sales were up from the previous year, a good sign for all. Here are a few of the brands especially selected by The Giggle Guide’s Leesa Valentino who attended the Fall Children’s Club: Pipopipo, SugaPlum, Knitwits and Bambeeno.
The 4th edition of Playtime New York was held in March at 82 Mercer. Retailers are drawn to the cutting edge and modern selection of creative, exclusive and upscale merchandise that demands a setting that is different from traditional trade shows. Within an increasingly strong dynamic nourished by the international network of the Playtime trade fairs, this New York edition took place in an atmosphere that was stimulating and relaxing. Many fresh designers, including Neve Inspired, JUMINA, LOUANN and boy+girl previewed their fall/winter collections.
Until recently, shoppers searched high and low for stylish leggings for little girls but had to settle for dull, limited colors and barely any designs. Hello Luna Leggings, that look as spectacular as they feel and wear! Luna Leggings is a fashion-forward collection of tights for girls 0-8 years old, full of whimsical prints in sturdy fabric. Lunas are made of a blend of high quality organic cotton to produce super-soft leggings that last wear after wear, wash after wash. Nylon stitching and seams maximize stretch and strength while a wide, reinforced waistband adds the comfort young fashionistas crave.
Clothes that are geared towards a healthy lifestyle are gaining ground. We’ve already seen how some footwear brands now claim the wearer can stand straighter, lose weight, increase heart health, and promote better balance. Most of these products are geared towards a mature adult audience, but doctors and researchers know that the beginning stages of development are the most important because these formative phases are the building blocks for life. Miniature Milk, an infant clothing purveyor, is one of the pioneers in providing infant wear with value-added function.
Going organic is so much more than just a good business choice: it’s really a whole-life approach. Manufacturers that only create organic products or utilize low-toxin processes export a safer lifestyle to their customers. Fewer pollutants in the air and contaminants in the land, animals and crops all translate into healthier people and a better world. The fabrics used by Natural Wondies, New Jammies, Lapsaky Organic and Skylar Luna are cuddly, breathable, and kid-friendly. Smart consumers are reaching for the future with organic fabrics that feel great and help form a better world.
Woolly Boo is proud to announce its partnership with The Benjamin Hotel in New York City, where sleep is core, not an afterthought or coincidence.
Woolly Boo’s Toddler Pillow was selected as the official pillow of Winks’ Kidzzz Club, the hotel’s sleepy time program for the little leaders of tomorrow, to help reinforce the program’s mission of educating children and parents alike on the importance of sleep and healthy bedtime rituals such as choosing organic, chemical-free bedding, avoiding TV 1.5 hours before bedtime, and keeping a regular bedtime schedule even during vacation.
Natural Wondies create fashionable, cheerful, organic kids’ lounge wear with sustainable earth-friendly manufacturing practices in an effort to meet and increase the demand for organic children’s clothing that not only looks and feels great but is contributing in positive ways to the welfare of our environment.
By Sage Creek Organics - Thursday, March 15th 2012
Sage Creek Organics introduces a new line of 100% certified organic layette and toddler wear for Fall 2012. All our products are designed from certified organic cotton and natural, low-impact dyes.
Choosing Sage Creek clothing and bedding means making a great investment in our children’s healthy future, while not compromising on style. It also means supporting a healthier earth for them to grow up on, because products produced this way do not destroy ecosystems and upset the balance of nature.
New Jammies, 100% organic cotton children’s pajamas and infant wear, continues to bring boutiques the softest and coziest apparel in unique bold, colorful prints. Since 2007, New Jammies has grown with experienced sales representatives in 7 US regions and is now represented by distributor Choto Baby in Canada. The sales team offers exceptional customer service and takes feedback from retailers to inspire new designs, colors, and themes that will sell.
Moms love Silkberry Baby bamboo onesie with applique. Thanks for all the support from boutique stores and moms. We are excited to announce our new designs for Spring/Summer 2012. Keeping the premium quality we committed to, we have added bamboo tee, bamboo skirtsie and ruffle dress and short sleeve romper for coming season.
Skirtsie (skirt/onesie) and ruffle dress are the perfect little dresses for every sweet little baby and toddler. Both functional and fancy, the onesie dress has the ease and casulness of one onesie yet adds a funky, fun flair withthe full skirt.