Together, the company + their customers have given 1,151,798 meals to date.
If you enjoy social media, you’ve probably spied the fabulously adorable posts from cuddle + kind. The company makes ethically produced, hand-knit dolls that help feed children.
Every cuddle + kind product you purchase will provide 10 meals to children in need. “Our goal is to provide one million meals a year,” says Jen, Derek, Ethan, Brooke and Rachel Woodgate – the family behind cuddle + kind. And they have.
Reflection of Values
The Woodgates started cuddle + kind to reflect their values. The parents have a background in health, and recognize the crucial role nutrition plays in a child’s development. “As parents, we believe all children should have enough food to eat and the opportunity to thrive,” they say. So they created cuddle + kind to make a difference.
Not only does the purchase of one doll provides 10 meals to children in need, each doll is lovingly handcrafted by incredible women artisans in Peru, providing them with a sustainable, fair trade income. “We’re proud that our dolls are made with natural, high-quality cotton because it’s important to us that they’re safe, soft and cuddly.”
Look through The Giving Book, cuddle + kind’s 2016 annual giving report, and you’ll fall in love, too.
…For the Very Young.
Luxury children’s boutique Boyér Clothing designs beautifully tailored dresses for little girls. The company recently débuted an ecommerce luxury children’s line “for the very young.”
“Little girls should have the opportunity to look like little girls,” says co-founder Kami Boyér. “The current children’s wear category is overloaded with disposable fashion, adorned in bold colors and ornamentation. We felt there was a gap in the market for gorgeous fabrics with subtle color palettes, fine craftsmanship and classic silhouettes.”
Boyér Clothing is created by a sister duo who is inspired by the love of luxury clothing and finding simple, gorgeous dresses for their own little girls. Using their backgrounds in retail, the Boyér sisters have taken the last two years to design and develop their début line. They have also spent half a lifetime living, traveling and working across four continents. Their travels inspire them to create elegant dresses reminiscent of French and Italian chic, using the finest hand-made and hand-woven fabrics, sourced worldwide, married with elegant style.
“Our mission is to create products that delight. Products that you fall in love with when you touch and feel them and are comfortable enough that your child will want to wear them,” says Kami. “Not only is the fabric stunning but we have made the product easy to wear. From incorporating pockets, increasing the ease in the arm and neck holes to having fully lined garments, no detail has been spared. These are just a sampling of the innovative features we have incorporated to delight both parents and children alike.”
According to the Global Industry Almanac, the children’s wear category is forecast to reach $291.5 billion by the end of 2018. The growth in spend in this category is largely attributed to parents having children when they are older and more financially stable.
The Boyér sisters are dedicated to the ideal that children should have the option to own and wear clothes that have timeless beauty, yet give the child the freedom to run and smile. Boyér Clothing’s début collection includes dresses appropriate for girls aged two to six years that are designed to wear during playtime, styled to transition to any special occasion. BoyérClothing.com offers customers a user-friendly, easy to navigate showroom, where they can view and interact with the gorgeous dresses online.
Celebrating 18 years & “Tons of Love in every Wub!”
WubbaNub is a premium pacifier made of latex-free, medical grade silicone that’s permanently attached to a little plush toy – making it easy for Mom to find, should it get separated from its baby!
The brainchild of mompreneuer Carla Schneider, the WubbaNub is the original design that sparks a bit of a revolution in the pacifier business, with its innovative baby pacifier-and-plush combination. This one-piece solution has made WubbaNub a leader in the baby industry since 1999, which has garnered a slew of industry awards and accolades.
Baby’s First Friend
Made by Connecticut-based Trebco Specialty Products Inc., WubbaNub soothes baby’s “fussy time” in a way that no other product can. Ideal for newborns less than six months (not suggested for children who are teething), the patented design makes it easy for babies to grasp and nearly impossible for them (or their parents) to lose. Plus, the company’s line of plush animal characters provides instant comfort for children. “Our core philosophy at WubbaNub is simple: to create products that we would feel safe giving to our own children,” they say. “A WubbaNub is often one of a baby’s first friends in life, and we are humbled to become a part of your family.”
Benefits of WubbaNub
- Latex-, BPA- and Phthalate-free
- Patented design permanently attaches the pacifier to the plush toy
- Feature the Soothie™ pacifier made with a medical-grade silicone, non-toxic polyethylene pellets
- Plush toys made from an ultra-soft-cotton-blend
- Functional, stylish and durable one-piece construction
- Designed for little hands to hold onto
- Each and every WubbaNub is created with a love by a Mom
How WubbaNub is Born
New Mom Carla has an aha moment while on a family vacation. “With my newborn son, Bret, in tow, we looked forward to a relaxing week away from home,” she says. “Baby Bret, however, was unable to relax without the comfort of his beloved pacifier. His pacifier was difficult for his tiny hands to grasp, and he dropped it often. Faced with a tearful child, I desperately needed a way to ensure that he was able to keep his pacifier nearby without my help. His favorite soft plush toy caught my eye, and I grabbed the hotel sewing kit. In a moment of inspiration, I sewed his pacifier onto his plush, and the first WubbaNub was born.”
WubbaNubs can now be found in boutiques, specialty shops and major retailers across the globe, as well in hospitals, NICU and well-baby units nationwide.
Stay fierce, my friends.
Prince Street is a Brooklyn, NY-based fashion company that gives classic silhouettes a modern edge for teens and young women. The coordinated pieces let young fashion standouts create hip and chic looks for any season. The premiere collection gives a nod to denim, a fabric that never goes out of style, and classic blouses in chambray, rayon and a white cotton blend that are embellished with poet sleeves, over the top bows and Mandarin collars; the chic pencil pant, blazer, vest dress and flirty skirt, jazzed by a hooded dress in splattered-paint prints as well as plaids and patchwork.
Prince Street Brooklyn is designed by a stylist who needed fashionable yet appropriate outfits for her teen daughter to wear to school and acting auditions. Find out more …
Mindchild of Sheneen Zee
For the last decade, wardrobe stylist Sheneen Zee has played a major role on fashion teams working in television advertising, celebrity styling, music videos, editorials and fashion shows. Sheneen’s projects have included work with vocalists Whitney Houston, Jill Scott, Wynonna Judd and Melanie Fiona, Kathy Bates, Gabourey Sidibe and Sherri Shepherd. Her magazine work includes Ebony, Figure Essence and Diane. She has also lent her talents to Pennington’s, a premiere Canadian retailer, and has worked on Vanity Fair for the Queen Latifah line. Sheneen has also worked with style director Lynda Johnson of KidstyleSource.com. With the introduction of Prince Street Brooklyn, Sheneen has come full circle in the world of fashion – from the mannequin to the maker, stylist to style innovator.
Recognize the Face?
Sheneen’s daughter, teen actress/singer Troi Zee, serves as the face of the Prince Street brand. Her acting credits include Sesame Street, PBS Kids, Reading Rainbow, South Pacific National Tour, Nickelodeon and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. An honor student in school, Troi’s other recent projects include the independent films 1982 and Advantageous.
Boutique Quality. Bargain Prices.
Ally Grady is owner of Miami-based Bargain Bows, an online fashion store for hair bows, headbands and other head gear. BargainBows.com is created by Ally and Tara, two loving parents with three beautiful little girls. Going to the mall to find cute hair accessories for their daughters is such a haste, they decide to start a way for parents and their daughters to have easy access to cute bows and anything else that you might need for cute birthday pictures, special occasions and everyday wear.
The Bowscription Box
In addition to “Bargain Points,” Bargain Bows has a fabulous thing called The Bowscription Box. Parents can start a subscription for their daughters and every month they will receive a box full of cute bows and include a surprise mix of five to seven of the following:
- Special Edition color(s) one of our popular Bargain Bows in a color not available for purchase on BargainBows.com.
- Special Edition style(s) one solid color Bargain Bows but a new style that is not available for purchase on BargainBows.com.
- Boutique style Bows
- Boutique Style Headbands
- Interchangeable Headbands
- New in-style Bows and Headbands
Parents and girls can choose from two different options:
- Kiddiez– This option will have hard headbands or bows with clips. The bows will range in different sizes. This option is for older kids and children.
- Littlez– This option will have elastic headbands or boutique headbands. The bows will range in different sizes. This option is for toddlers and younger babies.
FREE shipping on all Bowscription Boxes!
Designed by a mom on a mission to create a safe, easy-to-clean and extremely versatile solution that finally eliminates the drop game.
Amy is the inventor of Lil’ Sidekick, a multi-functional tether for sippy cups, spoons, toys and just about anything. “Four years ago I became a mom, and six months into it, I realized I had a huge problem,” Amy says on her website. “My adorable son Jaxen was a habitual chucker! He threw everything within seconds of giving it to him, and always in the dirtiest places.”
Amy tries everything on the market to help keep Jaxen’s stuff from getting thrown about and filthy – until she goes one a “mommy mission” to design something that was safe, versatile and easy-to-clean.
Made in the USA
Lil’ Sidekick is not your ordinary tether. It is packed with innovative and useful features such as a built in teether, patented break away points for added safety and is not easily undone by a child. “I designed it to be extremely versatile so it can adjust to secure any item, from a small crayon to a large stuffed animal,” Amy says. Lil’ Sidekick also secures to anything -a stroller, car seat, baby carrier, high chair, grocery cart- unlike limited-use competitors.
The Lil’ Sidekick tether is made of a safe, durable and FDA-approved material in the USA. It’s dishwasher safe and very easy to clean. Additional benefits are that Lil’ Sidekick is designed for safety and effectiveness. The sophisticated universal design not only makes Lil’ Sidekick a high-quality, effective solution that eliminates the “Drop Game,” it can be used by all ages for a bike, in a purse, on luggage or by those with special needs and in hospitals.
Celebrate Childhood. Make Memories. Repeat.
Jes Mosey is the mind -and the maker- behind Mosey Handmade, a beautiful collection of keepsake crowns, hats, buntings and party supplies for babies and children handmade in the spirit of childhood. “Bringing beautiful touches to your birthday party to mark this special moment with you and your child is our specialty,” says, Jes, “So let’s celebrate in style!”
Whimsical, easy-breezy Birthday Parties
Let Mosey Handmade take care of those birthday party details that are difficult to accomplish during your hectic, everyday life, yet make this moment with your little one special. Each creation is assembled in her studio and sewn by her take-home seamstresses, who get to work from home.
Jes has built a great relationship with her vendors and sources materials responsibly with you and your children in mind. Wool is made in New England in a factory that’s been producing wool felt for over 100 years. “It’s the finest around,” Jes says. “Durable and soft and never scratchy.” The ribbon is sourced from France -the prettiest grosgrains, the most luxe-y satins and the most intricate woven patterns.
Check Mosey Handmade out on Esty, too.