If today’s business environment seems to be challenging, imagine being a young woman starting a business very shortly after gaining the right to vote in your homeland. The Roaring 20s were host to powerful men at the helms of companies, but a woman-owned business was somewhat of a rarity. This didn’t deter the vision of one woman, Madame Beatrice Alexander: her desire to create beautiful, quality dolls carried the Alexander Doll Company forward into the next century as a powerhouse in fine dolls and accessories. Now celebrating its 90th year in operation, Madame Alexander has spread joy to thousands of little girls, while generously supporting various philanthropic causes.
The development of character is woefully diminished if parents are trying to keep up with the Joneses. While worrying about whether little Molly can walk before her playmate or whether Tommy knows his ABCs in three languages, parents occasionally ignore the most important part of life: good morals. My Friend Huggles are life-size friendship dolls that capture kids’ attention and hearts with positive messages. Kids love to hug and snuggle up with them, but they are also educational because each one has its own positive personality trait for children to embrace.
Buddy stories have always been popular among children and adults alike. The idea of two (or more) friends joined together on a journey, facing challenges and learning new things, is one that will never go out of style. Night Buddies, Impostors and One Far Out Flying Machine is story of a group of friends, who although very different from one another, share a special bond that takes them on some wild adventures. Author Sands Hetherington is a North Carolina resident with a passion for telling creative and interesting stories to children. He was inspired to write the Night Buddies series by bedtime stories he used to tell to his son John. They enjoyed expanding on the themes and tossing ideas around until their stories grew and took on a life of their own.
Sunglasses protect the eyes from damaging solar rays, but they also completely change one’s look. Houses of haute couture have been taking aim at eyewear, with recent trends aiming towards more eye-framing looks. While adult designs still exist largely as frames with minimal detail, a more creative approach to eyewear is needed for younger customers — especially tweens and teens. Companies like Jollies have their sights set on filling this creative niche with innovative eyewear that can be individually styled.
See Kai Run goes back to school in retro styles with modern touches. Continuing to focus on color, craftsmanship and comfort, this season also features diverse textiles and embellishments for those extra-special touches.
New See Kai Run Sporty Sole
The new outsole we introduced last spring on several of our See Kai Run styles in sizes 3-9 has now been integrated into all styles*.
No Slippy Hair Clippy, known as the original no-slip hair clip and accessories company for babies and girls, offers a robust collection and a variety of choices for retailers. From basics to trendy, you’ll find adorable designs, perfect for add on sales this back to school season and beyond!
What makes No Slippy Hair Clippy Different?
Each hair clip (mini, pinch alligator, or French barrette) is lined in Swiss velvet, keeping a snug yet soft hold, that is comfortable all day. This patent pending design is what keeps No Slippy Hair Clippy products at the top of their class!
Head back to school in style with Itzy Ritzy® with modern, functional products perfect for lunch, play dates, gym, swim class & more!
Our new, exclusive fabrics are now available! Sight Word Soup is a must-have for school. We packed this fabric with “sight words”, or “fast words”, which are common in print and kids are expected to recognize before graduating kindergarten. Mastery in identifying sight words is an early indicator of successful readers. Mixed in a “soup”, little ones can spot what they know!
Keeping up with the tween set may be a challenge for parents, but you can help by stocking interchangeable fashionable items in your store. Doll clothing changes are a blast and super fashionable with SnapDolls totes and shirts. These dolls tell inspirational stories while donning aspirational frocks. Pack up the boring backpacks with Squid Packs, that feature silicone straps that can be removed and changed so kids can easily identify their belongings. Fashion is easy peasy with CAPeezy magnetic rings with interchangeable design collections. Tween moods change frequently, and so can their bling with MOGO interchangeable charms that stick to bracelets, purses and even sunglasses.
Cachcach is still producing in the USA. We have been doing what we do best in the US since 1984. Manufacturing in the US is more costly than overseas but you get what you pay for. We make our sample line and we make our production garments so our product is the same quality as the samples you ordered from. Sure you pay a little bit more when producing here, but I think we make a reliably great product. With Cachcach you get cute stylish outfits with a special unique quality that attracts Mom’s and little ones with discerning tastes. We love what we do, and we love our product!
We are excited to unveil the pediped® Fall/Winter 2013 Collection. The collection highlights the innovative line of athletic shoes, cold-weather boots and over 70 new style combinations. Each of our three lines brings new, rich pallets highlighting trendy stitching and three dimensional details.