Every year on April 22, more than one billion people take part in celebrating Earth Day. Across the globe, individuals, communities, organizations, and governments acknowledge our planet and take action to protect it. Earth Day gets many thinking about their carbon footprint, and no footprint seems bigger than clothing, shoes and beauty products. Upcycled fashion goes upscale with Kallio, where vintage clothing is collected and repurposed into chic children’s clothing; better beauty is a matter of herbs and essential oils at Matter Company; Bento licenses the newest in ecowear with Carta Vetrata; and Oh Baby! provides oh-so-sweet organic cotton outfits and accessories for kids of all ages.
Upon retirement from military careers, Susan and David Rabern were looking for a way to bring something of value to their community. Susan had a strong family heritage of knitting, and pairing that with their social conscience, they purchased Oak Tree Farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and started raising alpacas. One of their businesses, Shenandoah Fiber, brings the finest fibers to the spinning and knitting community. Their sister business, Provenance Mill Clothiers, allows them to witness these fibers being transformed into the softest, most luxurious garments for children.
For a very young man’s look that is both stylish and slightly retro, check out sweaters from Loop Collection. The company was founded by two knit designers from Brooklyn who adore vintage looks combined with top-quality workmanship. Styles are reminiscent of days gone by, but the materials and fabrication are strictly of the present time. Many of the items offered by Loop are knit with recycled cotton, eliminating harsh chemical dyeing processes and greatly reducing land use which, in turn, cuts way back on the need for fertilizers and pesticides.
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.
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!
Yes, we’re movin’ on up at our new showrooms in Atlanta and Dallas and at the New York International Gift Fair in New York from 1/27-2/1.
Find Bows Arts now with Young Colors in Atlanta and Dallas and get a January Gift in Atlanta. We’re located just off the elevator on the 13th floor. Come straight on into Showroom #13S-336A to one-stop shop for Bows Arts, Let Her Shine Jewelry and all Young Colors lines.
Known for our trendy designs and eye catching style, Baby Bella Maya has a wide variety of gifts to choose from. We offer fashion forward products that are perfect for baby showers, birthdays, or any occasion where ooh’s and ahh’s are sought! Our line includes:
For more fun in the sun choose Teeny Tiny Optics! We are celebrating our 20th year selling great kid’s sunglasses and the 2013 collection focuses on fun, fashion and protection. We believe that protecting our children’s eyes from the sun is as important as protecting their skin, and Teeny Tiny Optics is the best place to buy cute, durable, fashion forward sunglasses for children. From infants to teens, all of the glasses offer 100% UV protection. All of our baby styles have soft, flexible frames.
Nostalgic parents who grew up in the ‘70s and ‘80s may fondly (or not-so-fondly, depending on the source) remember getting hand-me-downs or homemade clothes for holidays, birthdays and changes of season. It was a time when there weren’t trends for those below the age of 21 and kids’ clothes were made simply to be both cute and practical. Olive Loves Alfie, a children’s store in London, was established in 2006 to bring that feeling alive by featuring hand-picked selections of inspiring and imaginative children’s clothing, housewares, toys and games.