The Original Soft Sole brand partners with K.I.D.S. this month on a fabulous giving campaign.
Throughout April, Robeez, beloved maker of the industry-leading Original Soft-Sole pre-walker, is partnering with the equally beloved charitable organization K.I.D.S. (Kids in Distressed Situations) on a spring giving campaign. Right now, for every pair of Robeez socks purchased* at MyRobeez.com, a new pair of socks will be donated to Head Start –the federal government program that promotes school readiness in children ages birth to five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social and emotional development.
Robeez and K.I.D.S. are committed to underserved children with a variety of needs, especially lack of shoes and clothing, and we are dedicated to helping the children of Head Start in any way possible, and hope to do so by starting with a simple pair of new socks.
-David McCubbin, President of McCubbin Hosiery, a Robeez licensee
*The Buy One, Give One Sock Campaign runs until April 30 on MyRobeez.com and is expected to donate at least 1,000 new Robeez socks to Head Start through K.I.D.S.
Robeez was founded in 1994 and offers fun, whimsical footwear and hosiery with functional support for tiny feet. New York, NY-based K.I.D.S. provides new clothes, shoes, toys and books to families in underserved communities, an ideal partner for Robeez on this event.
We are so grateful for this wonderful donation program of Robeez socks from McCubbin Hosiery. Socks are one of the most requested items for donation among the many community charities with which we work. The support for low-income children in Head Start programs is especially important given the challenges faced by the families of these kids.
-Donna Charles, K.I.D.S. CEO
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Two websites in one, for savvy kids fashion shoppers of all kinds!
Kindred Spirit. Whether you’re a style-minded shopping parent or a fashion-forward retail buyer, KidStyleSource.com is a fabulous online find – one after my own heart. The entire site features the latest news in apparel, accessories and furnishings for infants through tweens, organized for the shopping public as well as for professionals in the children’s product industry.
The brainchild of editorial director Tracy Mitchell, who has covered the children’s market in various editorial roles at Fairchild Publication’s Children’s Business magazine for almost 20 years, KidStyleSource.com features breaking collections, undiscovered designers, emerging labels and familiar brands –for both parents and professionals- presented in a grown-up, insider-type way.
As an industry insider, KidStyleSource surveys the market and tracks down the trends as they develop. And more importantly, we’re known for presenting those trends in a meaningful way that we believe enhances the retailers’ shopping experience. Translating this curated approach from online to the show floor is designed to take the retail buying experience to the next level.”
Comprehensive Coverage. The site also features merchandise by trends and by categories in easy-to-navigate sections. The style showcase ranges in price “from mass to class,” which makes visiting a great shopping experience.
Fashion director Lynda M. Johnson is a fashion journalist and stylist with 28 years of experience working for both trade and consumer publications and leads the fashion resourcing efforts for the KidStyleSource, among other things.
A division of Style Source media LLC, the six-year-old KidStyleSource.com is a unique destination for both parents and industry executives to find great fashion stories.
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Introducing the Fall/Winter 2014 collection.
Recently spotted at ENK Children’s Club in March, ZAIKAMOYA is a children’s apparel line that appeals to the minimalist.
Pure, Versatile, Essential. Crafted in small editions, the clean, simple designs are made from high-quality, durable, natural fabrics like organic cotton in neutral tones. This first collection is ideal for children from newborn to age four. The brand plans to expand for other ages.
Kasia Pysiak is the person behind the Brooklyn, NY-based company, which takes its name from the soft, cuddly bunny (“zaikamoya” means “my bunny” in Russian). Some styles are appropriate for both girls and boys, and the soothing color palette is a favorite among parents, who wish the clothes came in adult sizes.
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An all-new product line of safe, modern silicone accessories for kids
Founded in 2006 by Stacey Feeley and Giuliana Schwab, Traverse City, MI-based Silikids the first mom-founded brand of products that are toxin- free, hypoallergenic and made entirely out of silicone. A pioneer in the children’s market, the company has just introduced an expanded line of innovative feeding products.
Our new offerings are a direct result of our talking with parents over the past year to create a cohesive line of stylish, functional and eco-friendly Silikids products they want and need.
New Silikids products now available in stores include Siliskin® Sippy 8oz., a Siliskin® Top, Silimap, Silibib® and Siliskin® glasses. A Siliskin® Bowl, Silispoons and Silibags (snack bags) will be available sometime in April/May.
New Silikids products include:
Silibib, with a new ergonomic design that allows for it to lie flat. The bib includes a hidden pocket that easily flips forward for use. Soft, comfortable for baby, hypoallergenic, easy to wipe off and dishwasher safe.
Siliskin® Bowl, ideal for young children starting solid foods. The sectioned bowl suggests proper portions of the four food groups.
Silispoon, designed to encourage independent eating habits, it features a textured handle and wide spatula style head to make it easy to scoop up food.
Silibags, translucent silicone reusable sandwich/snack bags that make it easy to see what is inside. Embedded closure keeps bag sealed shut.
The Silikids collection is available at specialty juvenile products stores nationwide including Giggle and online at 2modern.com, diapers.com, amazon.com and at the newly redesigned www.silikids.com.
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Tote bags with so much personality, you’ll want to get one just for the fun of it!
Macon, GA-based Culver Cutie Boutique makes what owner/founder/designer Shelila Culver calls “Unique & Sassy” tutu bags –tote bags decorated with a darling dance-inspired look and roomy enough to fit any little ballerina’s dance shoes, a change of clothes and all her recital necessities, hair bits and pieces, water and other accessories while providing dancing divas with a show-stopping style at the studio.
Our tutu tote bags are a go-to essential for any young dancer and a favorite of celebrity ‘ballerina’ Suri Cruise, who was recently spotted with our black and hot pink tutu bag.”
Made in the USA. Unique & Sassy Tutu Bags and Backpacks come in four different styles, all made from a durable poly/cotton blend fabric, with sturdy handles, ribbon accents, roomy pockets and Tulle tutu/reinforced bottoms. They make perfect one-of-a-kind gifts for birthdays, sleepovers, pageants or ballet/dance class. They are so unique and cute, I’d give them just for fun!
“Our multiple styles let you pick out the perfect tote that expresses her individual style,” Shelila says.
Available at retail stores across the country or directly from the Culver Cutie website at www.culvercutie.com. Boutique volume pricing is available; contact email@example.com for details.
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Spring/Summer 2014 collection from Italy’s own Monnalisa.
Monnalisa captures a lively creative spirit
Bold, colorful, cool and collected
Monnalisa SpA is a world leader in distinctive clothing and accessories for children.
Flagship stores in Milan … Florence … Arezzo … Rome … Catania … NewYork … Sydney … Baku
Available in over 50 countries
Chairman of the Board Piero Iacomoni and Creative Director Barbara Bertocci founded Monnalisa SpA in 1968 –
now called a “star-shaped group”- five connected companies, all located in Arezzo, in the heart of Italy
Monnalisa recently awarded the Label of the Year by the European Kids Fashion Awards
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