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Mariposa Childrens Boutique


Your child will love Spanish style at discount prices.*

Mariposa Childrens Boutique is a family-run online boutique specializing in the import of high quality, stunning children’s wear from Spain. The online retailer based in Liverpool, UK caters to a worldwide customer base.

Angela Brown founded Mariposa Childrens Boutique in 2011 in Liverpool, UK after spending six years in Spain. “I developed a passion for the beautiful intricate designs of Spanish children’s wear and I knew I had to bring it to the UK, to fill the gap in the market for high quality items at affordable high street prices,” she says. “We travel to Spain regularly to source our stock from Spanish designers and to find the best traditional baby and children’s clothing.”

Currently Mariposa works with Miranda, Dolce Petit, Artesania Sonata, Baja Costura, Nekenia, Pangasa Baby, La Infantita, Duerme Safilla and Belcoquet, among others. All designer clothes and accessories are offered at discount prices. *A su hijo le encantará el estilo español a precios de descuento.

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Ciao Bimba


Handcrafted dolls for girls and boys.

Inspired by the wild imagination of children and the beauty of play, Ciao Bimba is a Waldorf-inspired doll brand founded by Maria Asenova and Denitza Velasquez that showcases beautifully handcrafted luxury dolls for boys and girls.

 Ciao Bimba dolls are lovingly made by hand in Sofia, Bulgaria using only natural, safety-compliant materials like wool and cotton and exclusively European designer fabrics. Each doll requires up to 10 hours of creative work and construction by expert dollmakers, ensuring unique characteristics and truly one-of-a-kind dolls for children of all ages. While traditional Waldorf dolls are usually simplistic and lack facial features, Ciao Bimba’s dolls have more intricate and pronounced features to encourage the doll-child bond.

“Our vision is to design handcrafted natural fiber art dolls that speak directly to children and inspire them to invent their own worlds,” says Denitza, who splits her time between London and Sofia. “We believe in the importance of surrounding children with natural toys that are safe, beautiful and soothing to the soul.”

The name Ciao Bimba means “hello baby girl” in Italian and is inspired by Denitza’s daughter Maya’s nickname from family travels in Italy. Reflecting the beauty and diversity of children across the world, Ciao Bimba dolls are available in several skin tones. The boy and girl dolls have distinctive traits and personalities, quickly becoming a child’s favorite companion.

The company also has available doll accessories like doll baskets, necklaces and dresses, as well as bookmarks and necklaces. For girls who love to match their dolls’ outfits, girl’s dresses in several lively coordinating prints are also available.

 

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ZigZag


New Norwegian kid-friendly brand is designing comfort and quality for your little ones.

Marta and her husband live in Stavanger, Norway. They recently launched a modern, minimalist children’s brand called ZigZag for children ages one to six years – and it’s adorable.

“I make the clothes and scout for cool fabrics myself,” Marta tells us. “The mission and idea behind ZigZag is to make something that’s “designer” but not pretentious, simple but with a little sophistication, for parents who want to avoid chain stores and get something comfy for their kids.”

ZigZag wants you to enjoy dressing up your little ones, which should be easy with ZigZag’s always-new and innovative patterns and designs. Marta’s clothes, swaddle and blankets are tested by her friends’ kids -so cute. Seeing a smile on one of her small customer’s faces is one of the most rewarding feelings she can get.

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SUNS Shoes


Cool kicks with a cause for kids and their Moms.

SUNS Shoes is a unique collection of footwear made from an innovative material that comes to life with vibrant color and hidden surprises when exposed to the sunlight.

Created by Craig Reingold of Sperry Top-Sider & Toms shoes, his wife Jeanette, Dave Mesicek of Sperry Top-Sider & Common Soles and his wife Lisa, SUNS uses the positive energy of the sun to not only a fun pair of shoes, they are bringing sunshine into the lives of others by inspiring acts of kindness, empathy and gratitude to make the world a better place for all.

Simple Acts of Kindness (AOKs)

As they like to say, at SUNS their product is footwear, yet their mission transcends the brand. As parents, these founding couples have witnessed the detrimental impact that bullying, negativity and violence can have on kids. Two of their daughters came up with a plan and started an initiative at their school to increase and spread positivity through a program based around being kind to one another. It caught on amongst the other students at their school and other schools in the area.  The SUNS creators are inspired by their efforts, making SUNS mission to join the movement to make the world a brighter, happier place through simple acts of kindness.

The idea is very simple – an act of kindness, no matter how small can make someone’s day better. If we all try to be nicer to each other, the outcome has a ripple effect of spreading smiles. Who couldn’t support that?

Smile-Worthy AOKs

  • Hold the door for a stranger.
  • Tell a friend you appreciate them.
  • Send a thank you note to your teacher.
  • Take a co-worker to lunch.
  • Tell a family member you love them.
  • Help a friend with a project.
  • What would you do to make someone’s day?

“The culture that SUNS promotes isn’t about ignoring problems, it’s about doing the little things that everyone can to help us get through those cloudy days,” they say. “It’s about remembering the sunlight right behind the rain, that helps us feel empowered to perform acts of kindness that can help make our world brighter each day.”

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Talula Little


Namaste – A yoga-loving organic baby wear company.

Talula Little is an ethically motivated, family run business that just introduced the first of its GOTS-certified organic cotton baby wear – a fun collection of bandana dibble bibs that features adorable yoga-inspired illustrations and graphics. In fact, the company’s mission is to make beautifully handcrafted baby clothes that are comfortable and fun to wear.

“Our first project combines all the things we love the most – practicality, a holistic lifestyle and ethical mindfulness,” Lisa and Aviv tell us. “We are so excited that we couldn’t help ourselves and have included some poses inspired by our own little yoga baby!”

Every time you purchase a Talula Little product, you are supporting the production of organic clothing, encouraging its growth and actively contributing to a better and more sustainable world. That’s because Lisa and Aviv buy directly from co-op organic farmers in India in full compliance with Global Fair Trade practices.

“We have a toddler girl and everything we do is to empower her future. We firmly believe in organic production. It is so vital to the sustainability of our planet and for the next generation.”

Lisa and Aviv also believe that a healthy and positive lifestyle is the key to living well. Through practicing and teaching yoga, sensible eating and being mindful to use ethically sourced products wherever possible, they aspire to be extremely conscious in how they manage their daily lives – even as new parents.

“We all strive to give our little miracle-bundles only the best we can in life. However, this is often quite expensive and inevitably out of reach for some. Of course, there are countless cheap and cheerful baby products out there to cater for struggling parents. But in our experience, cheap and cheerful comes with a cost of its own – inferior quality and longevity sacrificed for price and profit.”

Lisa and Aviv dreamed about contributing to the community in some way and raising their own bundle of joy gave them the push to finally grow “a small business baby,” Talula Little. “We are so proud to say that our products are not only fun and comfortable to wear, they are ideal for a baby’s soft, delicate and developing skin, especially Eczema sufferers.”

New collections coming soon.

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Cooee Kids


An exciting and new, 100% certified cotton clothing line for kids.

When Anna Hesemenn and Naomi Wells meet while living in Uganda, they enjoy a mutual admiration and curiosity for the fabulous cotton available in this African country. Together with Cotton Made in Africa (CmiA), they create a company that makes children’s clothes with respect to the planet, the environment, the development and empowerment of people, and the fabulous raw materials they use. With social responsibility and good ethics at its core, their company ensures the entire production process supports the Ugandan people who make the clothes – from the farmers to the seamstresses.

Cooee is a new, sustainable kids clothing brand that makes beautiful everyday clothes for children ages two through seven. All garments are made exclusively from 100% CmiA-Certified African cotton grown and produced in Uganda. Anna and Naomi – who still live in Uganda – personally ensure the integrity of the field-to-fashion production line, working closely with artisans to make a positive impact. Cooee Kids also features unique hand-drawn print designs that engage a child’s imagination.

“We are both hugely excited to launch our first Spring Summer collection,” Naomi says. “It’s a dream come true for us. We care about our planet and how we leave it for future generations. Parents across the globe care more and more about where their children’s clothes come from and we are one of a handful of brands that can guarantee their fabrics provenance. We manage the entire production process first-hand and ensure every single garment meets our stringent measures.”

Cooee Kids’ SS18 collection of dresses, skirts, t-shirts and shorts brings to life things that make kids smile. The girl’s hero piece is the sky-blue monkey love dress that features a montage of monkeys printed around the neckline. Boys can choose a from a t-shirt printed with a mischievous crocodile on a bicycle, to a surfing monster catching a big wave.

Cotton Made in Africa (CMIA) is an initiative of the Aid by Trade Foundation (AbTF) that helps smallholder cotton farmers improve living conditions in Africa for both themselves and their children. Child labor, dangerous pesticides and genetically modified cotton are strictly forbidden. Smallholder farmers get a fair and timely payment and are trained in modern, efficient and sustainable cotton farming practices. This helps the farmers to generate higher yields and incomes.

Anna and Naomi introduced their first Cooee Kids collection to the UK and German children’s markets in early March. When will it be available in the States? Ask them, right here.

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ClosetKanban


Organize your kids’ closets with a simple solution.

Parents: If you’re frustrated with your kids’ over-stuffed, under-organized closets, here’s a simpler, smarter way to manage their wardrobes. The ClosetKanban system can help – these little kanban signboards are designed for clothing hangers. You can write on them like a whiteboard, then erase and use them over and over again.

Continuous-improvement consultants Kanban NY LLC is the company behind ClosetKanban – they design, manufacture and distribute these reusable, purpose-built “visual management products.” Owner Gregory Bohk says the company knows first-hand the advantages of Lean manufacturing and practices, which focus on eliminating wasted time, materials and costs at every turn continuously, no matter how minimal. “Lean is our way of working, and it’s foundational to our organization,” he says. “Through our products, we increase user convenience, enhance satisfaction, reduce process times, minimize waste and decrease costs, while retaining our focus on eco-friendly solutions.”

Retailers, Ring up More Purchases

Children’s clothing boutiques (or any retailer) can use ClosetKanban to generate interest in merchandise and drive increased sales with creative point-of-sale messages. The kanban signboards can be preprinted with any logo, artwork, messaging or other advertising material, too. Send shoppers home with a free tag that advertises your clothing line or store while leaving room on it for them to add hand-written notes.

Here’s what else ClosetKanban can do:

  • Check coats by name, not number – Label garments with the customer’s name, rack them alphabetically and eliminate the need for easily misplaced, printed tickets.
  • Get kids out the door quickly – Organize closets for the week ahead and plan on having smoother, less stressful mornings
  • Optimize your wardrobe – Identify your clothes by style, season, last-worn date, material or any other note to help you make the right choice, right away
  • Aid the visually impaired – Mark garments by hue to coordinate colors
  • Use them almost anywhere – Secure with rubber band to identify toys, tools or anything you use in play areas, workshops or craft centers.

Closet Kanban is available in multipacks of five, 10, 15, 20, 25, 50 and more, in a variety of colors, as well as the “complete system” that features five tags (one in each color), one wet-erase marker and a package of five rubber bands. Use them to attach ClosetKanban to tools and other items beyond hangers. Super simple, super easy.