2011 Holiday Spotlight

2011 Holiday Spotlight

There’s More to “Holiday” Than Just December!

Traditionally in the children’s market, “Holiday” denotes an avalanche of must-have toys, as well as fancy dresses and festive sweaters emphasizing velvet shades of red and green for family portraits. In years past, buyers were expected to wrap up their holiday orders for fourth-quarter delivery by July. Now, with more stores placing orders closer to season, and retailers looking for every opportunity to entice customers to buy, Holiday has become a multi-month sales opportunity.

The Holiday gift category remains one of the strongest and most varied in the children’s business. Buy early and often to offer an assortment of gifts throughout all four seasons. June leads the celebrations with grads, dads, vacations, camps, and sleepovers, and there’s no reason to stop the giving spirit from flowing right into the new year!

Under the Nile

Shereen Masoud
(408) 935-9870

Since 1998, Under the Nile has been a leader in the organic industry, producing the softest and most durable cotton apparel, toys and accessories for infants and children. All of our products are made from 100% handpicked organic Egyptian cotton, without the use of pesticides or chemicals throughout the entire production process.

At Under the Nile, we have built a philosophy based on families. We believe that the families that produce our product are as important as the families that purchase them. From the time the cotton seeds are planted, to the growing, weaving and sewing, each and every product is made with both you and our community in mind. Each person is valued for their unique talent and loving commitment to the high quality that makes Under the Nile so special. By cultivating organic cotton, we cultivate the community and the environment that make it possible. We believe that providing work, as well as education and health care, are necessary to help impoverished communities become self-sustaining. In doing this, we are keeping our promise to support our community and foster health and harmony.

No Slippy Hair Clippy

(800) 466-7304

No Slippy Hair Clippy® Launches New Line

No Slippy Hair Clippy®, the original non-slip hair accessories® company, is launching their new line of hair clips and headbands this June. Hair-wear for kids is definitely in style, and it’s no wonder with brands like No Slippy®!

The new line boasts 14 clip styles, from sweet and classy, to cutting edge trendy. You’ll find colorful collections of flower hair clips in all sizes and colors, plus 10 new gorgeous headbands that will surely make heads turn!

Taking on a 60’s look and feel, the new line of hair clips features cool peace signs, owls & birds, polka dot flowers, tailored bows, and animal prints in zebra, leopard, and giraffe. Several styles are originals, made especially for No Slippy Hair Clippy®. A large sequin bow tie style (Roxanne) is all the rage for older girls, and comes in Red (shown) silver, gold and black.

The new flower clips are a must have for any outfit or occasion. Shown is Marci in purple hues. The new flowers are perfect to mix and match with the new ‘changeable” cotton headbands. ‘Changeables’ come in 6 colors, and one size fits 6 months – teens. The company direction is to offer affordable price points to accommodate any budget, ranging from $2.00 and up.

Jelly the Pug

Adnan Mehood

On March 20th 2010 Jelly The Pug made the jump from handmade to wholesale! Fast forward a year and some, we are in over 150 specialty retail stores, 32 states in the US and 9 other countries, continuing to grow at about 2 stores a day! Retailers that received their shipments, have already re-ordered, some on several occasions!

What our customers say, they love about us? Price point, design, bright colors, bold patterns, the details in every dress and last but not least flexibility. There are no minimums. We want our retailers to be successful and grow with us with confidence. Each garment is individually packaged. Buy the styles you want in the sizes you want and nothing but!

We are extremely customer oriented and make it a point to remain accessible to our customers at all times. It is our promise to each and every one of our customers that we will respond to your issues if you have any, as we did when we took your money! The personal element will always be a part of Jelly The Pug regardless of how fast we grow or how many retailers we have and we will always try to cater to our customers individually.

Take a look at our collection, and considered us for your store. Jelly The Pug occupies a niche that won’t conflict with your existing lines, and I know they can’t compete with our price points.

Place a trial order today. Our 2011 Spring/Summer Collection is now currently all in stock.

Wee Ones

(800) 258-9996

Why Wee Ones for your holiday hair accessories program (or year-round hair accessories program for that matter)? Forget about our award winning designs (sorry designers) which are obviously fun to buy, and think about your bottom line. Wee Ones can help you grow your business. Consistency is key and we have that figured out. We offer high quality at a fair price, timely delivery and the best-ever service in the industry. So you do not have to waste time chasing after orders. You get to focus on the rest of your business.

And the designs! Like we even need to mention those. This year’s holiday collection features glitter, sequins, and a new exclusive dot ribbon with moon stitched edges. We have flowers, organza, animal prints marabou, felt, snowmen, santas and bells. Long and short of it-we left no trend uncovered. So join us in celebrating Holiday 2011! Bow! Ho! Ho!

Call us at 1-800-258-9996. Email us at . And visit our web site: http://www.weeones.com

Road Rage Jewelry®

Jeanne Koesters
(954) 370-7730

Where Style and Self Expression Intersect

Ahh - the lovely tween/teen years. They’re as much a rite of passage for kids as for parents. Road Rage Jewelry® believes it can be done through humor and intelligence. A fun toolbox item is showing young people how to express their views in a positive way, and that’s where Road Rage Jewelry® comes in. Whether it’s a “clown” or a shy tween-ager, they all want to be heard.

In the initial design of our jewelry, we took into consideration some heady topics of concern. Pursuing the “green aspect” - Road Rage Jewelry® is manufactured with recycled lightweight aluminum; the graphics are ROHS (non-lead paint) compliant; and it is made in the United States.

Now the fun part - How many times have you heard from customers about the difficulty buying for teens and tweens? What attracts their attention one moment, is gone the next.

Whether it’s a drama queen or a laid-back surfer/skating dude in the making, Road Rage Jewelry® is an affordable, unisex line of costume jewelry that fits the bill. The charms include a vast array of street signs that have been scaled down in size, and when put together in as many ways as can be imagined, are a funny, eye catching collectible that your buyers will want.

With our trademark and patented design, you will not find Road Rage Jewelry® anywhere.

Check us out at our Website. We’ll leave the light on!

Toys & Recreation

Cloud B

Crystal Bolano
(310) 781-3833

Founded in 2002, Cloud B is the world’s leading manufacturer of products and accessories geared to “Helping Children Sleep.” The company is internationally recognized as the number one company in the sleep niche category thanks to high-quality designs, exceptional safety standards and products that are proven to help children sleep safely and soundly through all stages of development. All products, including the popular Twilight Turtle™ and Sleep Sheep™ are developed in consultation with an advisory board of pediatricians and specialists and has become synonymous with establishing consistent sleep routines for babies, children and parents alike. The company has received industry-wide institutional and consumer recognition for quality and design innovation since 2004, including more than 80 “best of the best” and other top awards. Cloud B products are available in 28 countries and can be purchased online, in specialty boutiques or gift stores worldwide and at major retailers including Barnes & Noble, Bloomingdales, Dillard’s, Nordstrom, Von Maur, Harrods of London and FNAC in France.

Visit us at Astra Booth #517, Fall Toy and ABC.

Bedding & Blankets

My NapPak

Beth Clampitt
(800) 263-8553

Created by Texan mom Beth Clampitt in 2001, My NapPak is the all-in-one pillow, comforter and attached fleece blanket just for kids who take naps. My NapPak is completely machine washable and dryable . It conveniently rolls up and secures with Velcro™ closures for easy storage. Perfect for day care centers, sleepovers, vacations, beach trips and even cuddling down for storytelling time or family movie! Great patterns for boys and girls. New fabrics introduced this summer! Monogramming is also available.

FREE SHIPPING for all orders shipped by June 17, 2011.

Bottles & Feeding

Satsuma Designs

Jennifer Porter
(206) 604-6465

Fresh, organic gifts and gear for baby!

At Satsuma Designs we love babies! And we believe that holiday gift giving is the perfect way to celebrate baby this season and throughout the year. That means creating cozy, all natural and beautiful gifts that are useful, durable and affordable.

This gift season we’ve created a variety of perfectly plush, organic gift sets for baby. Our brand new Americana Gift Set features Satsuma Designs’ organic bamboo oversized swaddling blanket, bamboo velour burp cloth both of which are trimmed in red or navy gingham. Our American Gift Sets are made complete with a trio of our best-selling organic bamboo terry wash cloths that double as reusable wipes. Our wash/wipes are perfect for daily use and work with standard sized wipe warmers.

And to celebrate the novelty of the season, Satsuma Designs is introducing new friends to the collection in our Happy Holiday Gift Sets. One-of-a-kind Santa and Bear baby hats are paired with ultra-soft and cozy holiday booties. These booties will have all the little elves dancing in their organic bamboo jersey outer and plush organic Sherpa lining. With elastic heels and ribbon tabs, even Santa will have an easy time getting these on and off. Look for photos in June 2011.

All of Satsuma Designs gift sets range $10-30 wholesale. Thanks for visiting!