Playtime New York, the international trade show dedicated to universes of children and Junior, will spotlight 100 creative brands at its fourth edition March 10-12, 2012, at SoHo’s 82 Mercer (82 Mercer Street between Spring and Broome Streets).
Playtime’s signature sophisticated yet whimsical ambiance will set the tone.
LET’S PLAY !
…play games, play sports and play roles… Our new theme for the season will flow from all our events, animations, workshops and trend spaces (all produced by American artists). ￼
What makes a baby grow and thrive wrapped in smiles? The Green Creation that offers clothes for babies and toddlers likes to think it’s the garments they make of one hundred percent organic cotton to which they add another hundred percent love. The garments are made of ultra-soft, all-natural, organically produced cotton in India, certified by Global Organic Textile Standard (GOTS) as well as being certified Fair Trade. Green Creation clothes have been featured in many magazines and praised for being eco-friendly, fashion-forward and stylish without breaking the bank.
Baby carriers or slings have been around for thousands of years. They are an easy way to keep an infant close by while mom or dad go about the business of living. While this trend seems like it’s here to stay, there have been some serious safety concerns associated with baby slings and carriers. Many reputable companies have joined the Baby Carrier Industry Alliance to share their talents and become advocates for babywearing standards and safety. The Giggle Guide® applauds the Alliance’s goals and teamwork, and we plan to regularly update our readers on their activities and products. For our first installment we showcase Gypsy Mama, Beco and Moby.
Even though the days are cooling off, all eyes are turned toward the latest and greatest summer fashions for 2012. Retailers and consumers are hungry for something different — especially for clothing that busts out of the safety zones that have marked recession fashion. The trends in the higher-end collections lean more toward eye-catching asymmetrical garb, luscious floral prints in bright hues, gorgeous pleats, and attention-getting ruffles. The Giggle Guide® shows next year’s sizzle from Eternal Creation, Scout Collection, and Joules.
Winter Market kicks-off Thursday, January 19 and runs through Wednesday, January 24
CHICAGO, IL (October 25, 2011) - Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc. (MMPI) and The Chicago Market announce their 2012 Market schedule offering retail buyers in the Midwest and beyond access to an extraordinary line- up of new and established resources. A world-class market with Midwest hospitality will welcome buyers, manufacturers, reps and designers four times this year with its expansive array of categories and collections.
When the stork delivers ahead of schedule, the baby may be too small for standard-sized clothes. If the newborn is very early, some time may be spent at the hospital, attached to monitors and other equipment. Preemies deserve clothing that’s as appealing as full-term baby wear. Earlybirds outfits are a timely answer.The dedicated folks at Earlybirds worked with pediatricians, NICU staff and parents to create a range of garments specifically for teeny-tiny babies.
Babies on the go will zip along faster and easier when dressed in time-saving clothes from Zypalong. These stylish and convenient outfits help make dressing and changing baby a snap, or rather, a zip! Zypalong incorporates zippers along the entire side of garments for the fastest quick changes. Happy pants incorporate two zippers, one along the entire leg and one along the inseam so they can open completely. Overalls use the same technique, while breezy dresses have a zipper along one side and a buckle on each strap.
Gifts that spark an intellectual response and curiosity from a child may have more long-term play value than other less creative choices. In today’s eco-conscious climate, many parents look for innovative ways to bolster kids’ natural curiosity and inspire them to think about others and the environment around them. It was this desire that led Phoebe Hayman to create Seedling, a company that creates kits which encourage kids to use their imaginations and explore the world… naturally!
Knickerbocker Glory Underouts are quickly becoming recognized as the most comfortable and innovative girls underwear available. Designed to be okay to be seen, they offer her the freedom to do what she wants and parents peace of mind. Made from organic cotton…you won’t find softer and once customers try them, they come back time and time again!
Five companies were presented with Baby & Child Best New Product Awards with Manny & Simon receiving the “Blogger’s Best” distinction for its collection of eco-friendly, wooden push toys in vehicle shapes. Baby & Child is one of ten divisions of the semi-annual New York International Gift Fair® (NYIGF®) that takes place in New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. In addition to the “Blogger’s Best” distinction, the awards included four other categories: toy, décor, gear and apparel. A panel of editors from trade media, kid-centric blogs and websites, including The Giggle Guide’s Leesa Valentino, selected the winners, which exemplified innovation, design and style.
By Stephanie Hanlon - Tuesday, September 27th 2011
When Tera Petersen had her daughter and wanted simple organic t-shirts for her, she found a lack of quality pieces that she wanted to buy. What to do when you want something for your little one that doesn’t exist? You make it yourself, of course! Tera created lunacy design, a green company featuring all organic hand-screened t-shirts, complete with non-toxic ink. Based in Brooklyn, NY, lunacy design t-shirts are all made from cloud-soft 100% organic cotton.