Items tagged “Charity Support”

In a world of toys where everything makes noise and requires every type of battery, there’s something refreshing about going old school. Goodwood Deconstruction Blocks are designed by Aroundsquare for creative play for play’s sake. Aroundsquare sees play as a range of activities from manual to mental, from tangible to imaginary, from closed to open, from individual to group, from competitive to cooperative, and from silent all the way to rowdy. In short, there is no right or wrong way to play with Goodwood Deconstruction Blocks, making them the right choice for families, and for your store.

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.

Contact: Deborah DaSilva / (847) 501-3161

AmericasMart is the juggernaut behind the popular Atlanta International Gift & Home Furnishings Market. AmericasMart offers a convenient and accommodating venue for exhibitors, with over 4,000 permanent showrooms available, along with temporary exhibits. The first Atlanta show of the year is on now through January 16, 2013. Here are a few must-see recommendations: Choose Friendship, Hotline to God, Sister Chic and Moonjar.

When was the last time you saw clothing that was an absolute showstopper? With the increasing buying power of the global middle class, clothing manufacturers are eager to cater to the unique styles and tastes of their customers. And many customers don’t want just anything: they want clothing that turns heads, makes them feel good and gets compliments. These are exactly the kinds of items that should be stocked in every retail store. But it’s hard to keep track of all the new and upcoming designers. One company that will save you time on that search is Lotty Dotty, which blends comfy organic cotton with playful creativity that will turn heads.

Nowadays, the choices in the shoe department are overwhelming. While choices are plentiful, however, they aren’t always high quality, and a new move toward well-made shoes is underway. But today’s kids won’t accept anything less than cutting edge style, so shoemakers have had to combine form with function in some innovative ways. The following companies are showing us that when it comes to quality footwear, there’s life beyond brown Oxfords: Joojos, Shupeas, SWYT Culture, and Shoemees.

Scratches and scrapes are part of an active child’s life, so when they happen, parents can be ready to soothe them with Ouchies, latex-free bandages in a playful range of styles. For young ladies who are bound to stub a tiny toe, show your customers the 4Girlz offering, packed in a charming, show-offable tin box. These bandages come in twenty spiffy designs, four each of Flower Power, Pink Camouflage with Hearts, “Girls Rule” Tattoo, and Desserts & Doodle. Customers shopping for girls will also be delighted to recognize the Olivia bandage design based on the popular book starring everyone’s favorite pig.

pediped Footwear is proud to receive the Earnie Award for the 2012 Best Company For Good. Since its founding in 2004, pediped has given away nearly $2 million in monetary and product donations to enhance the lives of children.

The Earnie Awards are given annually by Earnshaw’s, an industry magazine, and are awarded to companies featuring design excellence in childrenswear. These awards are selected by retailers through a nomination and voting process.

Contact: pediped footwear / (702) 567-0311

Delta Children’s Products are tops for durable, kid-friendly cribs and strollers. Family-run Delta’s appeal is derived from more than just style, economy, comfort, and practicality. The company glows with good will, and corporate President Joseph Shamie was honored with the Humanitarian Award in 2011. Kids in Distressed Situations paid tribute to him because of the contributions Delta has made towards helping the less fortunate. Delta is exactly the kind of company that retailers want to partner with: a strong record of great products and a stellar approach to people

Sometimes kids need help putting a voice to their emotions, and other times they need to give their feelings a face. There are no cuter (or sadder) faces than those of Lilikin & Friends. Whether a child is happy, sad, or just plain confused, these little play pals will understand and stay by their side until those frowns are turned upside down. Lilikin , Mollycoddle, and Eleven are soft, poseable plush toys made with certified organic cotton fabrics, and are perfect for a new toy holiday display. The fun with Lilikin & Friends doesn’t stop at the animal itself. Each one has a Twitter page, Facebook profile, and email address for the interactive generation.

Zeenie Dollz are the newest trend in eco-friendly toys and in the doll world! The modern and stylish design for these dolls might be enough to make them fly off the shelves, but Zeenie Dollz take it one step further by emphasizing the importance of taking care of our planet. These dolls are certain to be a hit this holiday season. “Saving the planet… that’s our style!” is the battle cry for this line of sassy and creative dolls. The dolls are all made from 100% sustainable materials while the story behind them teaches and encourages kids to take responsibility for the health of our Mother Earth.

Playtime New York - New York, New York (8/4/12 - 8/6/12)

The Spring/Summer 2013 Playtime New York show, held August 4-6, 2012, proved a winner for all involved with 13% more visitors than the previous year’s Playtime event. 90 international brands, of which two-thirds were from the U.S., were on hand to strut their stuff and strut they did. Once again, Playtime New York brought together all key sectors of the children’s universe including clothing, shoes, accessories, jewelry, décor and gifts. With so much to offer, Playtime has positioned itself as a must-visit trade show. Here’s a peek at some of our favorites: Luna Leggings, Baby Baazaar, Cutility and Everbloom.

We may be dating ourselves, but some of us recall in horror when we looked down and saw a hole in our jeans. It meant only one thing: a patch. A patch that never quite matched the denim. The times they are a-changing! And leading that change are Scabs, fun and permanent stick-on fabric patches from Grab a Scab, Inc. that come in so many affordable varieties, parents won’t mind when junior rolls up with yet another tear in his pair.