The Children’s Club Fall 2010 show had a great turnout and was a huge success! It was exciting to see several new companies exhibiting with some unique products. Without the Bubble show running, some of its regular exhibitors decided to attend Children’s Club, largely exhibiting together in one row. With so many great lines, it is a difficult task to pick out favorites, but the following brands stood out to me with their soft, comfortable fabrics and fabulous style!
In February, KidShow Las Vegas showcased adorable children’s apparel and accessories from preemie and newborn to tween, in all price ranges and styles from promising new designers to the leading brands. KidShow has a well-deserved reputation as a fantastic event that is filled to the brim with interesting items, and February’s show did not disappoint! The Giggle Guide® presents a few of the many innovative, eye-catching products from KidShow, including offerings from Weboo, Tiny Ducky, Button-Caps, Popsie Organics and Kanga-Ganga.
Sales reps and their showrooms are an important and valuable service link between manufacturers and retailers. In the children’s industry, sales reps often hold the key to open the right retail doors for manufacturers to succeed and boost sales. Many of the best reps work their trade in permanent showrooms designed to showcase multiple lines to their best advantage. These showrooms are the ideal venue for wholesale buyers to shop efficiently and do business with trusted sales professionals. The Giggle Guide® regularly features sales reps and showrooms throughout the country that play a valuable role in the distribution chain. Today, our spotlight is shining brightly on Two’s Company, The Klein Group, Accentrics, The Rose Garden and Ali’s Market.
According to Milk Money Boutique’s store owner, Rita Thomas, her children’s specialty store in North Carolina is “for the child who has everything but deserves more. At Milk Money, every day is a special occasion.” Rita shares how she went from marketing for the federal government to marketing her own store and its assorted collections of quality apparel and gifts for boys and girls. Inspired by a move to North Carolina, her own sense of style and how she wanted to dress her son, Rita is successfully showing everyone that a little “milk money” can go a long way in making children and moms feel special.
All over the globe, there is the undeniable presence of poverty and loss. Basic human rights are often violated, parents struggle to feed their families, and animals cope with reduced habitat. With so many hands outstretched in need, it’s easy to turn the other way, not seeing how to make a difference individually. However… together we really can make a difference. MayaWorks, Oomfy Corp and Bébé Ravi Collection are three of many outstanding organizations that make it their daily mission to provide answers that are sustainable, ethical, and empowering!
We’ve heard the tales of yesteryear when Grandpa whittled toys out of a stick or soap, and cobbled together a rocker from backyard branches, while Grandma sewed cozy Christmas pajamas and the infamous coat of many colors. Today, at Jack Rabbit Creations, each item is made with an appreciation for hand-craftsmanship and an artistic eye that commemorates traditions of days past, reminiscent of simpler times when treasured belongings often included a special story about their creation.
Jennifer Garner & Ben Afflecks Tot is spotted wearing Green Sproutlets Retro Polka Long Sleeves tee in Santa Monica!
Green Sproutlets products are perfectly soft and are found to be very good for children who have sensitive skin. Aside from it being beneficial to our kids, eco-friendly products are also helpful to our environment as it helps lessen the negative impact to
Frenchy Baby is made from superbly soft organic cotton. With a selection of both boys & girls, the line is classic, wearable, and fun at the same time. At Frenchy Baby, simple choices make a difference.
Happy Heinys sends nearly 1 ton of Reusable cloth diapers, infant clothing, baby blankets, and small toys to orphanages in Haiti
San Diego, Calif.- Feb 22,2010 Happy Heinys, one of the largest manufacturers of modern reusable cloth diapers, is honored to be able to help those who are less fortunate that we are. Happy Heinys has worked with several different infant orphanages around the world over the last 8 years by sending reusable diapers for the workers to use.
LOS ANGELES, CA (February 16, 2010) –The January California Gift Show® saw a rise in both attendance and exhibitors during the seven-day show. Showrooms and exhibitors alike reported strong sales and high traffic. Attendees loved the new look of the show and the extensive resources available. Buyers were re-energized as the show brought excitement and new resources to see, from increased exhibitors and interactive resources to inspiring product displays.
In January, I attended The California Gift Show, LA Mart, NYIGF and 7 W Baby & Gift Fair. The shows were brimming with exciting new products for children’s retailers. Here are some quick-pick highlights of a few of the many fantastic products that caught my attention at the gift markets: JUMBiES, Capturing Couture, SplatBack, Kover-Ups and Oomfy. Enjoy my gift rap, and look for upcoming reviews from Toy Fair, KidShow and MAGIC.