Discover What's Made in America
Clothes that are made in the United States occupy a special place in our hearts and a vital one in our economy. Items produced in the U.S. provide jobs for workers who in turn feed their families and buy other goods and services. For previous generations, the strength of our country rested in the power of our labor force. We need to reverse the tide of offshore and outsourced jobs and return to being proud of American-made products. The strength of American manufacturing carries implications for the entire economy, for national security, and for the well-being of Americans.
When you stock products that bear the “Made in the U.S.A.” label, you show that you buy into this concept. You are doing your part to keep your country strong. These companies, among others, subscribe to the ethos of American pride — they proudly make their goods on our shores, with our workers: Susanne Lively Designs, CiCi & Ryann, Owl’s and Bat’s, Hankie Babies and Nay et al, Inc.. Encourage your customers to try, and buy, American brands.
Susanne Lively Dresses for Every Occasion
The seasonal lines feature silk, linen and prints for spring and summer and traditional cotton plaids, jewel tone silks, taffetas and luxurious velvets for holidays. An example of the attention to detail includes a holiday creation with a black rayon velvet bodice with a ribboned waist, platinum floral soutache trimmed skirt and sewn-in petticoat for twirl appeal.
The Special Occasion line is comfortably dressy for weddings, First Holy Communions, portraits, and family celebrations. The youthful looks include a white polyester taffeta bodice with a petal flutter skirt and attached petticoat. For spring, choose from several petal colors including aqua, lime, rose pink, and shell pink with choices of sash color for a tricolor look. The lime and aqua dress can be trimmed with a rose pink sash, while the shell pink model looks lovely with a celadon green sash. This dress is offered in popular knee length.
Baby Lively styles are available year round. This collection is especially designed for christenings, first birthdays, baby dedications and other events celebrating milestones in a baby’s first years. Styles include a beaded pin-tucked silk bodice and a beaded pin-tucked panel in the skirt, setting off the rest of the Dupioni skirt. Matching bonnets are also available. Baby Lively is available in small for little ones 0 to six months and large for 6 to 12 months.
Enliven your dress collections with Susanne Lively Designs at: www.susannelively.com
CiCi & Ryann Dress Girls for All Seasons
& Ryann. The Spring 2012 line incorporates four collections with a fresh mix of vibrant colors, patterns and textures to create looks that are not only new in the marketplace, but also wearable and cutting-edge fashionable. Their signature legging, the Lacey Leg, is a modern take on the lace legging as a ruffle pant made of white stretch floral lace adorned with a ruffled bottom in pink, yellow or white ruffles.
For fall and winter, CiCi & Ryan’s collection includes a trio of swingy raincoats made of ultramodern laminate cottons with bold, colorful prints, whimsical ruffles and sparkly rhinestone button detailing.
For special events, The Calla Lilly Collection includes the Nelly Mae Sateen dress with ruffle cap sleeves, a white silk front panel adorned by hot pink rhinestone buttons and a silk ruffle on the bottom. The Lilly Bell Halter Dress shines in peacock blue silk with a white silk flower.
For spring and summer, stock the Pink Pineapple Collection with tropically-inspired prints like the Lou Ruffle with delicate shoulder ties; a sweet ruffle trim on top and flouncy fabric flower. Or, go for the Lou Lou Romper, also with the CiCi & Ryann signature flouncy flower and bright blue button for added charm.
The Boardwalk Collection is both nautical and girlie, a great look for summer holidays or a day at the beach. Girls can twirl to their hearts’ content in the Blue Betty Swing Dress with fuchsia pink rhinestone buttons for sparkle and shine on the front and an oversized tie closure in the back.
Perfect for portraits and other special events, the White Orchid Collection pairs soft, gauzy white and flowers with a delicate balance of purple stripes and more flowers. The White Lace Party Dress has soft pleats at the top so the flowing skirt is twirling heaven. The sash ties in a large bow and there’s a soft purple flower pin for added glam. White Flouncy Pants are cool as a summer’s breeze and pair to perfection with many dresses and tops from the line.
Flowers and flounces carry the day at www.ciciandryann.com
Owl’s and Bat’s are Wise and Wild Fashion Choices
Try a flouncy cotton/spandex knit pant with two-tiered ruffle, available in both long and Capri length in white and chocolate brown. Or showcase a sassy polka dot/paisley print jumpsuit with a green ruffle bottom, trimmed with chocolate rickrack and made of one hundred percent cotton for easy care. An awesome top sports ribbon bow straps and goes brilliantly with skirts, tights, flared pants or Capri’s.
Spotlight the Apron Zebra Print Top with a chocolate zebra print bodice paired with a paisley base trimmed in brown rickrack. Wow customers with the popular “Ella the Owl” t-shirt made of cotton interlock knit, embellished with a whimsical owl appliqué and felt button eyes.
Owl’s and Bat’s goal of making goods in the U.S.A. is realized by manufacturing in Georgia and sourcing all notions, threads, elastic and other findings locally to support smaller business.
Get in on this original line that wears its heart proudly on its domestic sleeves and hems! www.owlsandbats.com
Everything’s New Again from Hankie Babies
Daisy is a top-knot cap with vintage doily and hankie rosette in white with one size that fits little ones from newborn to twenty-four months. A vintage hankie is transformed into the Claire, a one-piece bodysuit with a skirt and vintage doily overlay available in white, pink or black short sleeves or white with long sleeves. Picture a small girl decked out in Gemma, a T-shirt available with short or long sleeves or as a tank, embellished with a floral vintage tablecloth skirt and a white vintage hankie overlay.
Clementine features a one-piece bodysuit with a single layer vintage hankie skirt and a doily overlay on the back. The Cora headband sports both a vintage hankie and doily rosettes on white knit and fits girls from newborn to eight years old.
Get that old-is-new look at: www.hankiebabies.com
Perky Prints Enliven Baby Nay Collection
The Baby Nay line made its debut in 1996. The Spring/Summer 2012 season is made up of three collections: Crayon Heart, Watercolor Sketch and Emerald Rose. Crayon Heart consists of two prints; “Crayon Heart,” a playful mix of colorful hearts and flowers on a white ground and “Black Ditsy Flora” a cutesy green/white flower on a black ground. This group also includes a red/white ministripe. Fabrics are super soft and comfy cotton/modal jersey and very fine quality 100% cotton voile. The woven ruffle balloon romper has alternating printed ruffles from the neck to the waist and the signature Baby Nay ruffle at the leg opening.
The Watercolor Sketch collection includes two prints, “Watercolor Sketch,” a beautiful floral print with a white background and a pop of yellow and pink. “Tie Dye” is a yellow and pink print that complements the main print and contrasts with two solid pinks in the group. Swing Set is a two-piece playwear outfit in Watercolor Sketch jersey with solid fuchsia pants. An embroidered lace dress shows off a cotton crochet lace trim against the front yoke with a charming floral pattern.
The name, Emerald Rose, says it all by featuring an emerald green ground with red, orange, yellow and purple roses. The second print in this collection is “Grey Conversation,” splashed with words and icons, including “pretty,” “princess” and “beautiful girl.” The green and grey combinations makes for a fresh, new look. There’s a ruffle edge knit tank in soft heather gray jersey with half-inch ruffles at the neck and armholes and a red-sequined rose on the front. The ruffle skirt has both prints as well as emerald green and heather gray jersey.
For traditional quality, fashion, variety and value, contact www.nayetal.com