Items tagged “Bedding & Blankets”

Each year, Productivity PR, Inc. has the honor and privilege to represent several exhibitors at the ABC Kids Expo.

Children's Club - New York, New York (8/2/09 - 8/4/09)

Children’s Club, representing the hottest trends in children’s fashion for Spring/Summer 2010, opened on Sunday at Pier 94 in New York City. As I made my way around the spacious show floor, I was thrilled to see that several exciting new companies have recently joined the Children’s Industry. I was also happily surprised to see quite a few established and loved icons returning to exhibit at Children’s Club after many years of absence. Here is a peek at some of the exhibitors participating in the show. A full show report will soon follow!

Bubble - Kids Trade Show - New York, New York (8/2/09 - 8/4/09)

The August Bubble Show opened on Sunday at beautiful Cedar Lake in Chelsea. The folks at Bubble did a phenomenal job in choosing a contemporary venue to showcase cutting-edge exhibitors. Upon scanning the show program, the first thing that stood out to me was the number of new companies exhibiting. It is exciting and encouraging to see so many new companies entering the industry during these tough economic times. Traffic was brisk on Sunday and many orders were being written. Enjoy the photos and check back for a full show report!

With August fast approaching us, you start to think, “Where did July go?” Or more so, “Where did summer go?” We tend to be so wrapped up in work, family, our children’s events and finding time for ourselves in the mix of it all that time flies by us. But there is still plenty of time left in August to get in fun, cheap activities you haven’t done yet this summer while still enjoying the sun and warm weather.

Looking for a unique and fun children’s product? Hit the Jacpopz! Introduced by two career moms, Jackpopz offers one-of-a-kind products for plush-toy collectors. Little ones love carrying their favorite animals and characters around and keeping them close at night. Jackpopz keeps plush toys close and eliminates fears of lost loveys! With Jackpopz kids can show off their favorite stuffed animals at home and out and about.

With the trade show season starting, The Giggle Guide™ will be busy publishing many Trade Show Reports. Co-founder/Editor Leesa Valentino and/or I will be attending the following shows: ENK Children’s in August and October, Bubble NY, KidShow Las Vegas, MAGICKids, ABC Kids Expo, Kids on 6 LA Market Week, Dallas Market, and Vegas Kids at World Market Center in Las Vegas.

Are we there yet? As part of our Kid’s Travel Series the Giggle Guide™ has found some of the newest and most inventive products out there to keep kids busy, and quiet, on those long car rides and extended layovers. When children are in the van, go creative (like “Van Gogh”!). These brands offer little artists great MPG (masterpieces per gallon) when on-the-road: Alex Toys, Klutz, Alfonsi Venetis Kids and Lap Desk.

Bebe Bella designs honestly claims all of the companies merchandise is made in the U.S.A…to get even more specific they are based right here, out of our very own Minnesota! Being a Woman owned and run Minnesotan based company is a statement not many businesses can make. It is also something our founder and entrepreneur Melissa Sachse prides her business as being.

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® - Atlanta, Georgia (7/8/09 - 7/15/09)

Here’s Part 2 of The Giggle Guide’s™ search of the AmericasMart showrooms. We’ve found some great stuff! These showrooms offer a sampling of the many unique gifts and accessories on display at the Atlanta showplace:Lace and Denim, Les Tout Petitis,225 Unlimited, Southeast Marketing, and Moonpies and Dragonflies.

Heard of “The Golden Rule”? Here’s The Platinum Rule!

The Snugaboo line of whimsical blankets takes the concept of playtime a step further by teaching children to “Be Good” through play and make-believe. Snugaboo is built on the Platinum Rule, “Do unto others as THEY would have done to themselves!”

Spit-up on a clean crisp white blouse? You are dropping your child off at daycare while hurrying to get to a meeting at work and now your outfit went from polished and put together to dirty and sloppy. What’s a parent to do in a situation like this?

The Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market® - Atlanta, Georgia (7/8/09 - 7/15/09)

The Giggle Guide’s Editor and Co-Founder Leesa Valentino attended the recent Gift Show at AmericasMart in Atlanta, Georgia. She discovered so many peachy new products. Many of the showrooms and buyers she met were upbeat and excited about the current buying season. There was a lot more than traditional gifts on display. Since retailers keep hearing that “gifts are still selling strong,” they are seeing more potential in non-traditional gift categories that can be marketed for gift-giving, from apparel and fashion accessories through anything for baby, traditional or collectible. The South was certainly charmin’ buyers with new opportunities. Here’s Part 1 of The Giggle Guide’s hunt for “must-buys” in Atlanta showrooms…