Wednesday, March 22, 2017

IHHA Show wraps up in Chicago, honors retailers

The 2017 International Home + Housewares Show took place in Chicago from March 18-21, and 13 housewares suppliers ranging from well-established brands to first-time exhibitors won an IHA Global Innovation Award (gia) for product design. 

To view the list of finalists, visit HERE.

"Congratulations to these winners of the IHA Global Innovation Awards for product design; they are excellent representatives of the cutting-edge innovation and creativity that is driving the housewares industry today," said Phil Brandl, IHA president and CEO. Additionally, the IHA Show announced the 2017 gia Global Honorees for Retail Excellence: Potten & Pannen – Staněk; KitchenAid Concept Store & Gourmet Academy, Czech Republic; The Loft Co., Ltd., Japan; Green with Envy, New Zealand; Rustan's Department Store, Philippines; Borough Kitchen, United Kingdom. Both gia national winners and Global Honorees were recognized and prominently featured at the IHA Show.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

All About Baby Expo to host tour around Utah

This year marks the five-year anniversary of the All About Baby Expo in Utah. The expo is celebrating with a spring tour of Utah, taking All About Baby on the road to numerous markets around the state, highlighting great options for moms and dads and hosting a fun and informative event. 

The Expo is accepting quality partners that cater to moms with babies and young children. There is exhibitor space available, and there are options for national businesses who can't attend to still participate in a strong way. 

Find the application HERE, or visit HERE.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

MOBY adds Ring Sling options to its line of carriers

MOBY now offers a Ring Sling in addition to its classic Moby Wrap, Meh Dai, and Buckle Tie carriers. "A sling-style carrier is a classically comfortable and simple way to carry babies," says Gillian Beerman, founder of MOBY. "We have wanted to introduce a Ring Sling option to our family of baby carriers for years, and are so excited to finally make that dream come true." The new Ring Sling is made of sturdy 100 percent woven cotton and features a fully customizable fit with three color options: Ocean Twist, Jet Ribbons, and Silver Streak.

Find more information at mobywrap.com.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Baby K'tan continues commitment to philanthropy

Following in their tradition of philanthropy, Baby K'tan is donating nearly 150 Baby K'tan Diaper Bags to Twice As Nice Mother & Child, a nonprofit that strives to ensure that every mother and child has his or her most basic needs met. 

The donation will provide moms in need with the brand's innovative diaper bag which features a built-in wetbag with antimicrobial lining, a much needed compartment for dirty baby items. The pocket keeps in moisture and liquid while preventing the growth of germs and odor causing bacteria.

For more information, visit https://www.babyktan.com/blog/commitment-to-philanthropy

Friday, February 17, 2017

Ju-Ju-Be releases limited edition tokidoki prints

Ju-Ju-Be today released the limited edition prints "Super toki" and "Sweet victory," the latest addition to its collaboration with tokidoki. The print will be showcased on a number of Ju-Ju-Be's backpacks, diaper bags, wallets, bibs, totes and a duffle, among others. 

Super toki is an all-star cast of colorful characters from the tokidoki universe displaying hero-like qualities as they soar across bright comic book frames. In 2012, Ju-Ju-Be launched its first collaboration with tokidoki, and the two companies have since released a number of successful collections together.

For more information, visit ju-ju-be.com.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Modern-day Piggy Box teaches kids to manage money

The is a modern day piggy bank that's fun and engaging. Designed by a working mom, each three-tiered piggy box is made from handcrafted recycled paper and features three separate drawers with built-in dividers.

The original, easy-to-use piggy box helps children learn how to: spend, save or give (donate) money as well as organize and arrange money based on denomination.

Kids can also track spending with the free included app.

Visit thepiggybox.com for more information.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

25th Party for Life opens auction bidding

Gift for Life, the gift and home industries' charitable organization, announced that more than 40 auction items–including luxury experiences and unique gift and home décor products donated by leading suppliers–will be offered during the 25th annual Party For Life on Monday, Feb. 6, in New York City. The auction items are available for pre-event online bidding this week.

Among the notable auction prizes are a Simon G diamond ring, pearl earrings, business consultations, wardrobe/interior consultations, a New York Jets signed football, and a private wine tasting for 10 in Napa. "The 25th Anniversary Party for Life is gearing up to be and fantastic party and most likely our best event yet," said Frank Joens, Gift for Life, Chair. "The silent auction is going to be outstanding this year and I am very grateful that the industry's leading suppliers have been incredibly generous with their sponsorships and their support through auction prize donations."