Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Introducing the New Brian James Women's Footwear Collection

Angela Edgeworth, founder of the award-winning and quickly growing children's footwear brand pediped, announces the debut collection of Brian James, a new footwear line for women. The new line, which will be available at retail mid-December 2012, marks Edgeworth's entry into the women's footwear industry.

Edgeworth made a commitment to develop a women's footwear line following years of countless requests from mothers, celebrities and fans who were seeking the same quality, comfort and style as pediped Footwear for children. The collection is named after Angela's husband Brian who, besides shoes and her two daughters, is the love of her life.

"This collection has been two years in the making and after tireless design meetings and countless hours of sketching, I believe we got the comfort, style and fit just right," said founder Angela Edgeworth. "I'm thrilled to have completed this collection that is perfect for the woman who appreciates fashion just as much as she loves comfort."

Designed for women who adore fashion but refuse to sacrifice comfort and quality, the collection will be the perfect staple in every woman's summer wardrobe. Brian James shoes offer a soft, flexible sole and all-leather uppers and linings. This collection fits every trendsetter's desire for style and every shopper who puts comfort first.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

ABC Show Exceeds Expectations

The 10th Annual ABC Show was a resounding success last week, in Louisville, KY. With stellar events like Maternity Row ABC Runway Show, JPMA 50th Anniversary party and a big announcement from Brixy, community of independently-owned baby and children's retailers the show dazzled and impressed. Next year, the show will be returning to Las Vegas, NV, and many of the exhibitors expressed their happiness at the move. See you all next year in Las Vegas!

Thursday, October 11, 2012

September's National Show Digital Issue of Baby & Kids Magazine

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Nuna's state-of-the-art products are designed for long-term use and stability

Blending paramount style with the reality of having kids, Nuna offers intricate yet balanced products that make a statement, all while exceeding standards and expectations as well as accommodating the needs of today's family.

Featuring unsurpassed and durable materials, Nuna's state-of-the-art products are designed for long-term use and stability with each product designed to grow with the child. After achieving remarkable success throughout Europe, Nuna will be debuting two of their leading baby and children's products to the United States market. As an industry first, the LEAF offers a distinctive avant-garde façade created with an unparalleled nurturing feature to cradle baby as it sways. As an industry first, the LEAF offers a distinctive avant-garde façade created with an unparalleled nurturing feature to cradle baby as it sways. Comprised with a 100% organic cotton insert, this leaf-shaped and motor-free chair has the capacity to remain in motion for up to two minutes with just a single push.

The revolutionary ZAAZ highchair adapts to the needs of every child as it is equipped with modular accessories and assisted height adjustment. Adhering to the needs of parents with the ability to easily clean and store, this sleek, distinctive and trend-setting chair offers an extraordinary hint of rebellion and style to every home with customizable options that make ZAAZ the perfect fit for every table.

Adhering to the strictest of safety regulations, all Nuna products test above and beyond industry standards and prove their excellence and durability time and time again. Designed to last a lifetime with high quality, pure, undiluted materials and processes, all Nuna products are durable, easy-to-use and machine washable. In addition to the LEAF and ZAAZ, Nuna will be expanding their offerings with the SENA and SENA MINI pack and play, PIPA carrier and the PEPP stroller to be launched in the upcoming year. The LEAF will retail for $229.95 while the ZAAZ will retail for $259.95.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Kind + Jugend Leading Trade Fair

Kind + Jugend is strengthening its position is the most important international specialist trade fair for the baby and toddler outfitting industry. At the end of the trade fair on Sunday, September 16, 2012, the event again recorded a good result, as in the record year 2011. Including estimates for the final day, over 21,000 visitors from 103 countries were counted this year. The share of foreign visitors was above 70%. A total of 938 exhibitors from all segments of the baby and toddler outfitting industry presented trends and innovations to the professional audience over an area of 100,00 square meters.

The international importance of Kind + Jugend can be clearly seen in the regions of origin of the professional visitors. Over 70% of visitors came from abroad. Particularly high increases were recorded this year from overseas: North America (+15.7 %), Asia (+14.7 %), Australia/Oceana (+7.6 %) and Africa (+7 %). The Koelnmesse visitor survey confirmed the value of Kind + Jugend as the most important industry platform. Around 90% of the specialist visitors would recommend a visit to Kind + Jugend to friendly companies.

The Innovation Awards presented on the first day of the event for outstanding product innovations have become a fixed highlight in the baby and toddler outfitting industry and are regarded as an important quality criterion in international trade. This year, 169 companies from 31 countries participated in the away, submitting a total of 217 products – more than ever before.

The winners of the Kind + Jugend Innovation Awards 2012 
World of Moving Baby: 
Kudu, PLAY S.A. (Spain)

World of Travelling Baby: 
CYBEX Sirona, CYBEX GmbH (Germany)

World of Moving Baby & Travelling Baby Accessories: 
AIR TRAVELLER, Deryan B.V. (Netherlands)

World of Baby Safety at Home: 
Video Baby Monitor, BabyPing c/o Y-cam (Great Britain)

World of Baby Toys: 
Wishbone Flip, Wishbone Design Studio (New Zealand)

World of Baby Textiles: 
Hamac Swimsuit 2012, Génération Plume SAS (France)

World of Baby Care: 
Anti-colic bottle, Nûby New Valmar (Belgium)

World of Baby Furniture: 
Bednest (Great Britain, Netherlands)