American-made Matters

Snuggly Ugly

The Made in USA label has always meant durability, local design and processing. Now it can also indicate stylish, modern and organic designs unique enough to be featured in your store. Beautiful beasts come out of Brooklyn with Snuggly Ugly dolls and décor that add flair to nurseries. Clever child nicknames gave birth to nini & pumpkin and their moon cocoon wearable duvet. Young ladies get the royal treatment with the Ecoprincess line of makeup and bath products by Organic Beauty Now. Take note of Tree by Kerri Lee for a handmade movement in music that will replace plastic music boxes forever.

Cuddle Up to Soft Sculptures by Snuggly Ugly

Snuggly Ugly
Despite the catchy name, Snuggly Ugly collectibles and furnishings are anything but appalling. Indira Villalobos-Starr was born in Venezuela but now bases her boutique in Brooklyn, NY. Her 2014 collection includes fine fabrics and upcycled cashmere to create dolls that will not only light up a child’s eyes, but also the room.

New York and modern at its core, Snuggly Ugly has a collection of bohemian clothes and bedding for kids called Muny. The designs use ancient techniques of wood block printing, weaving and dyeing. For this limited edition collaboration with Muny, the Snuggly Ugly dolls are wearing beautiful 100% cotton one-of-a-kind dresses, hand block printed in deep pink and gold.

The Luna Rag Doll isn’t exactly your typical knit throwaway. This limited edition handmade doll, made from quality up-cycled cashmere and Metallic Linen, sports a hand-stitched face and wears a one-of-a-kind stylish dress.

Snuggly Ugly isn’t just about dolls. No crib will be complete without the Metallic Linen Star Pillow in pink, silver and linen. And no milestone will go unmarked with the Tooth Fairy Pillow, complete with a pocket for the tooth-to-cash exchange!

Grown-ups can get in on all the ugly action as well. Hipster parents will adore the Billyburg Cashmere Mostrito complete with mustache, tie and glasses.

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nini & pumpkin Reaches for the Stars

nini & pumpkin
Endless studies have shown that loose blankets in a crib can be unsafe for wee ones. Beyond standard sleep sacks, the nini & pumpkin moon cocoon is a wearable duvet that will keep babies toasty without risk. The two New York-based designers running the show at nini & pumpkin have designer pedigree sure to bring customer credibility, including stints with Cynthia Rowley, and Gap.

The duvet functionality allows parents to switch out the top portion of the blanket for continued use beyond the middle of the night spit-up or runny nose. The 100% cotton duvet fill has been specially designed to be breathable, water resistant, lightweight and warm. Meant to be worn over pajamas, the moon cocoon can be used all year long.

Clever snap positioning allows for three size adjustments to give the duvet longevity. Zipper placement allows for additional air flow, mobility for walking toddlers, and easy diaper changes. The snaps and zippers on the blanket are specifically designed for safety.

Comfortable breathable, snug-able, and hypoallergenic, the moon cocoon is an ideal baby shower gift. The cocoon is cool in basic colors like pink, blue and grey, but for a little flair the elephant and floral prints will wow.

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Natural Beauty Starts with Ecoprincess

Organic Beauty Now is answering the call for parents who want skincare suitable for sensitive babies without sacrificing performance. The U.S.-based company creates products with ingredients from sustainable suppliers with fair trade practices. The Ecoprincess line is a collection of 100% natural play make-up, bath, body and hair products created especially for kids. Made with certified organic ingredients, Ecoprincess was created by a mom who became fed up with the highly toxic contents found in many kids’ products.

Ecoprincess offers everything a princess could want, including mineral-based makeup, water-based, non-toxic nail polish and clean, healthy lotions and potions for the bath. Kits include a line of all natural and organic mineral makeup designed just for kids. Each kit contains two eye shadows, one blush, pink lip shimmer, light pink water-based nail polish and two applicators.

Glitter can be fun without harsh chemicals with the Body Glitter Set, perfect for a birthday girl. To complete the princess theme from head to toe, nail polishes in the Tiara Kit feature a crown, pink tutu, and shimmery night sky. Everything is nestled in a pretty pink organza bag.

After a long day of playing princess, Bubble Galore is a line of bubble baths in lavender and vanilla, which is tested on princesses, never on animals.

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American Roots Run Deep at Tree by Kerri Lee

Tree by Kerri Lee
Simplicity, beauty and originality are at the core of Tree by Kerri Lee. This small New York-based company designs, makes and sells a distinctive line of baby gifts and nursery décor with amusing artisanal details. The “Good Baby Goods” are unique accessories made from harvested wood.

As the holiday season approaches, make your store sing with the personalized 1st Christmas Music Box. The red box plays “Up on the Housetop” and the green plays “Toyland.”

To commemorate all the firsts, the Birth Year Block is a hardwood block featuring baby’s year of birth with a picture based on their spot on the Chinese Zodiac. Pair with the Birth Year Art & Memory Holder, a unique keepsake and piece of art also based on the Chinese zodiac.

Framed with hand-painted wood, the memory holder has a padded section to tuck photos and cards behind elastic straps.

For something totally different, make the walls musical with the Wooden Wall Hanging. Simply turn the wooden ball to play the music on the box that comes in a balloon, bunny, flower or sun design.

Tree by Kerri Lee also has keepsake wooden boxes to hold teeth, hair and all the mementos of the first few years.

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