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Mae’s radical haircut for a good cause

Sophie Demenge and daughter Mae

I am sharing this story of Mae, a 12 year old girl who decided to cut her hair, with the aim to make a cancer patient happy somewhere. Here’s how brave young Mae scarified her long 17″ (43 cm) braids…

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Yume : handmade toys & decorative objects

yume- handmade bunnies

 

I discovered Yume while looking for a birthday gift at Acorn, one of my favorite children shops in Brooklyn. I thought this Brooklyn based brand was too adorable not to share.

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Oeuf’s new bed for happy kids

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Oeuf, the US based modern and eco-friendly furniture company just launched The Perch Toddler Bed. The clean lines bring a modern and elegant touch, easy to blend into any bedroom. A perfect cocoon to read, cuddle and sleep!
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Portugal, new production paradise

Producing in Portugal - Pirouette Blog

Portugal has a great manufacturing tradition: textile, shoes, furniture, ceramics. From small independents to luxury brands, most of the fashion labels produce their clothes and shoes around the city of Porto: Paul Smith, Isabel Marant, Stella McCartney, Ralph Lauren, Burberry, Maison Kitsune, Tommy Hilfigher, all use production facilities in the area, to name only a very few.

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Sunday Video : Tiny Sydney

Tiny Sydney

A 1:32 long video that will bring back childhood memories and keep you glued to your screen. 

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Wovenplay opens in Brooklyn

Wovenplay Store, Brooklyn
Children’s brand Wovenplay  just opened its own retail space in Greenpoint Brooklyn, at 190 West Street between Freeman and Green Streets. On display : Wovenplay clothing and accessories, Jess Brown/Wovenplay dolls, Pepe for Wovenplay shoes…and other cool surprises!
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A Look At… Hugh Holland

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Hugh Holland

A Look At… Hugh Holland “It was about having fun and not even thinking about it…” Hugh Holland

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ABC123me : Savile Row meets Cool California

ABC123me
It’s new, it’s launching  in May, it’s for boys 4 to 11 years old, it’s a mix of cool hoodies/easy wear corduroy jackets/trousers that are “as happy at the skate park or the beach” and it’s called ABC123me
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In conversation with UK childrenswear agent Inger Breitenstein

BREITENSTEIN AGENCIES

Inger Breitenstein, of children’s fashion agent based in London, represents mainly Scandinavian brands such as Angulus, FUB knitwear and Ver de Terre. Born in Copenhagen, Inger has a passion for Danish design and she appreciates modern, natural and functional products. 

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Fábula Fall Winter 14

A Nossa Casa - Fábula Fall Winter 14

Inspired by the World Cup 2014, many Brazilian children’s brands developed their Fall/Winter collections focused on welcoming foreign people and cultures in the country. And so did Fábula, the children’s line of acclaimed fashion label Farm.

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Freddy Deane reports on Bologna Children’s book Fair

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Book books books! “The 51st annual Bologna Children’s Book Fair was a wow“, reports Freddy Deane, founder of Smiling Planet and writer+illustrator. His report tells us all about the event and the new great books to come.

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Minikin: a mood-liftingly pretty online shop

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Among the large amount of new children’s e-stores brought to the web every month, only a few are (unfortunately) worth a visit. Minikin is one to remember as it is fresh, personal and beautifully made. 

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