What feels as soft as a cashmere sweater? As weightless as a cloud? Bamboobies, the new choice for nursing moms who want a washable breast pad that doesn’t leak and won’t show through their clothing. Heart-shaped Bamboobies are smooth and soft on chafed nipples, the bane of many a mom trying to do her absolute best for her baby. The top-most layer is certified organic cotton and bamboo; underneath that is an ultra-absorbent hemp layer that soaks up breast milk and disperses it. The top-most outer layer is totally milk-proof to prevent leaks.
Would you be ready to “swim with the sharks” to help your business? The contestants of ABC’s “Shark Tank” pitch their business deals and dreams to a few of the most well-known wheeler-dealer investors, otherwise known as “the sharks.” Four savvy children’s product inventors, who made their pitch on “Shark Tank,” impressed the investors enough that they had multiple offers to consider. Ride-On Carry-On, Mod Mom Furniture, Coverplay and Soy-Yer Dough are now backed with capital to make significant strides in the marketplace.
Remember the tale about how a tiny pea kept a princess from sleeping soundly? The restless royal could not sleep the whole night and woke up achy and cranky. Think is would help if the pea were organic? Offering eco-friendly products to help little ones sleep makes sense for everyone. When children have a restful night and wake refreshed, the day gets off to a wonderful start. We are showcasing some terrific companies that make little ones’ nights silent and peaceful. With a bit of help from Greenbuds Baby, Woolly Boo, Crib Critters and New Jammies, children drift to the land of sweetest dreams.
Most companies would be hard-put to identify the current economic season as a boom-time. However, there have been some bright spots in the current economy, largely thanks to small and medium sized businesses. It’s all about who you know and how you get your message out there, which is a long-standing reason that so many independent manufacturers foster relationships with experienced sales representative associations.Three sales rep firms that are thriving, Carolina Baby, The Coffs, and Annette & Associates, demonstrate how they help other companies flourish.
Baby, it’s cold outside. But inside, the Summer 2012 sales season is sizzlin’ hot! Swimwear is the main attraction on the wholesale calendar, as retailers finalize picks for their store’s “swim trunk” show.
Summer provides sales ops from head to toe, including hats, sunglasses, swimwear, activewear, coverups, sandals, travel toys and more! Why not stock some of these summertime favorites all year round? Popular staples such as sunglasses and skin protection are important for children through all kinds of weather.
It’s not just tree huggers that want innovative organic gifts for new “little monkeys”. So, why not offer one from the expert? Soft organic crib bedding and accessories from Janey Baby by Jane Goodall™ offer a reminder of what it’s like to get back to nature. Janey Baby by Jane Goodall debuted in October and features a crib mattress pad, sheets, receiving blankets, bibs and contoured changing-table covers. The products feature whimsical drawings of endangered species discussed in Dr. Goodall’s book, Hope for Animals and Their World.
The list of exhibitors for all Playtime shows has been reshaped and enriched with many new functions. Undoubtedly the most efficient working tool you’ve seen in a long time! You’ll find it easier than ever to prepare your visit and save precious time: Select the brands you want to see in priority and print out or receive by email your own private list with booth numbers (those will be available one month before the opening of each show).
Playtime New York - 100 brands dedicated to the universes of children, junior and maternity. A unique selection of today’s best collections
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.