Spring and Summer: Made in the USA Shade

Flap Happy

This spring and summer, as your customers become more aware of what’s on the labels of their clothes, proudly display Made in the USA. Marketing surveys are showing an increasing desire, in particular among Americans, to purchase products made in the States in support of American jobs, hand craftsmanship and durability. Whatever the reasons, patriotism or economy, this label and the movement behind it has gained popularity and retailers can take advantage this summer with Flap Happy protective swimwear, airy dresses from Aria, joyous outfits from Giggle Moon and daring denim from Preston Miles Kids.

Flap Happy Protects from 50+ Shades of Rays

Flap Happy
Original Flap Happy kids’ clothing is a popular choice for casual children’s clothing. A Malibu native and mother of four, Laurie Lipson Snyder started the business 26 years ago with an idea for a hat that would protect her children’s faces and necks from the sun. After developing the hat company, Laurie expanded Flap Happy to swimwear, play wear and outerwear and focused in on the importance and benefits of UPF 50+ fabrics.

Starting from head to toe, the Flap Happy Floppy Hat with Removable Flower is not only precious, it’s practical. Designed to provide sun protection from damaging UV rays, the hat has a large brim to shade children’s faces, ears and necks. The ties help secure the hat when the wind blows, and the flower is removable to be worn as a hair accessory.

The Classic Swim Bubble swimsuit includes a built-in swim diaper and elastic at the waist and legs to keep mess contained. Patterns include Mermaids, Paradise Island, Island Flowers and Wild Flowers. Matching Rash Guards for all genders coordinate with swimsuits and hats for extra protection and versatility. After swimming is over, kids can dry off with French Terry hoodies and shorts.

Go on, get more happy at www.flaphappy.com

Aria Clothing Sings Summer Repertoire

Aria Children's Clothing
The Aria Children’s Clothing aesthetic is both modern and timeless in its appeal. Colorful and chic, the concept has always been about simple, elegant, and luxurious fashion. Girls’ dresses are designed with material sourced throughout the world, but crafted in the U.S. in Pennsylvania.

You’ll see the worldly influence come to life in unique designs like the Delaiah Tuxedo top, in fun 70s orange, browns and yellows. Display it paired with the Hezekiah Tutu in gold to really bring out the bold colors. Geometric patterns are jumping from the 60s on to shelves. Don’t be left behind without the Jeriah Dress with a tutu bottom, paired with a trench with grey and red designs and yellow buttons for colder spring days.

For summer, Aria has created an entirely new line of fabulous flowing frocks, including patterns like expansive colorful birds, flowers and food, including apples, corn, pizza and desserts. Aria continues to borrow from Asia, with beautiful blossoms against dark red.

Each item is hand cut and handmade by Aria Children’s Clothing professional staff in the U.S., so no two are exactly alike! Sing for your summer at www.ariachildrensclothing.com

Giggle Moon Shines for the Sunny Seasons Ahead

Giggle Moon
Spring and summer should be about love, laughter and joy. And so is Giggle Moon. Designed and manufactured in California, the designers at Giggle Moon want to be joy-bringers to customers across the country. The new collection, “New Song,” speaks to a new day and celebrates beautiful spring days full of freshness and beauty. The focus of “New Song” is spring colors like coral, navy, yellow and white. Ruffled with lace, buttons, bows, pockets and sweet bibs, little babes will shine no matter the weather.

The Pixie Panel Dress with its bib collar in light green, mix of birds on branches, yellow flowers and blue with white polka dots is a vibrant addition to any spring party. The New Song Mabel Dress, complete with patriotic red striped bib collar, patchwork pockets, and a floral bottom is ideal for a patriotic 4th of July or really any outdoor festivity. Other dresses that scream for a summer romp in a park are the Betty Bubble Romper dress and the Bella Bow Dress with white lace trim.

For playtime, pants are the way to go with the Maddison with Ruffle Capri in white with blue on the bottom. Hair won’t go astray with a New Song Knit Headband with two big flowers attached to a nice thick sturdy headband to match any of the dresses.

This brand adds joy to the sunny seasons ahead, at www.gigglemoonbaby.com

PrestonMiles Kids Declares It’s “Cootie Free”

PrestonMiles Kids
A pioneer in the Made in the USA movement, PrestonMiles Kids takes pride in being the first company to specialize in USA manufacturing of boys’ jeans using only selvedge raw and washed denim. Each collection is produced using fine USA made denim, an authentic leader patch, YKK zippers and a signature red button. Each durable pair of PrestonMiles jeans are designed in Ohio and then sewn, washed and distressed by hand in California.

In addition to patriotism and craft, PrestonMiles dedicates itself to an authentic vintage look and feel with a focus on all the details, big and small. They have created the new slogan: “Cootie Free”, representing their nod to individuality and creativity in kids. Staying Cootie Free means staying free from negativity and plagiarism.

The Weston light wash jeans are lightly distressed at the knees and cuffs for a vintage look and a modern, comfortable fit. The Manny Selvedge Raw is rinsed raw, darker and with visible stitching. For a darker wash, the Parker dark wash jean features less distressing and a more traditional look. Summer wouldn’t be truly started without some cutoffs. The Mason cutoff denim and the turquoise camo will keep kids comfy and cool on a hot summer day.

For a new take on a vintage vibe, visit www.prestonmileskids.com

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