Following its well-received and widely-acclaimed debut in August 2010, the new juried Baby & Child division will expand by 20 percent for the winter 2011 New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF) to feature some 150 companies offering sophisticated and purpose-driven products for children 0-10 years.
“The demand for sophisticated and stylish children’s products is exploding, and Baby & Child offers a breadth of well-designed resources across multiple categories,” said Dorothy Belshaw, NYIGF director and GLM senior vice president. “The division brings together leading brands, emerging resources and taste-makers in one consolidated collection.”
According to show management, divisional growth will result from the relocation of key children’s resources — such as Douglas Plush, The Baby Bunch, 3 Sprouts and Wee Gallery — from other NYIGF divisions into Baby & Child, as well as the addition of newcomers to the New York market. In addition, several Baby & Child charter exhibitors — including Skip Hop, Kid O, Manhattan Toy and HABA USA — have requested expansions for the division’s second semi-annual edition.
Baby & Child includes leading brands and innovative new resources in a wide range of products, including arts and crafts, books, music, toys, games, puzzles, dolls and plush, gear (diaper bags, stroller accessories and feeding accessories), wearables and accessories, layette, bedding accessories and blankets.