Now for Part 2 of our 2018 Year End Review… with lots to look out for and some great suggestions from our kidswear industry insiders.
Surfing on the Spanish creative wave, Belgium born Lili Bettens just opened a new PR agency in Barcelona. Clients include Finger in The Nose, Bellerose, Chaussures Clotaire, PePe, Little Creative Factory, Du Pareil au Même. Lili explains why Social Media is at the heart of Lili Bettens Agency.
Time to book the plane and train tickets for Playtime Paris, due on January 31 to February 2 at Parc Floral de Paris. The show will welcome 440 international brands around children’s fashion/decor and maternity. Here’s a quick preview of this 17th edition, the largest since the creation of the show in 2006.
Lots of exciting things going on for Playtime, the most creative and dynamic children’s trade shows in Paris, New York and Tokyo : PlayWithDesign is back in Paris – Playologie, a virtual trade show and fantastic B2B tool is in preparation (launching in June 2014) – Playtime Tokyo celebrates its 10th edition.
Hector is the oldest of a family of four boys. If you ask Hector about himself, he will tell you that his passion is reading (“ma passion c’est lire”). For Hector, reading isn’t just a few pages here and there, it’s devouring the full Harry Potter series in 3 weeks. Loïca his mother is a Homeschooling Tutor. You can learn more about her through her blog 24Heuresavecmoi.
Paris welcomes a new children’s boutique called Chou Fleur (cauliflower). This 35 square meter store is located in the 5th arrondissement, known for its concentration in universities, libraries and cinemas focused on good old classics. Founder of Chou Fleur, Véronique Suzzoni mixes toys, decor, clothing and accessories, but also events for her little clients : workshops, birthday parties, English for beginners.
When they hit the market in 2005, Veja shoes got a lot of attention, for they were the first ecological trainers brand respecting both humans and the environment. Clean design – organic cotton from the Northeast of Brazil – wild Amazonian rubber and ecological leather – workers’ rights are respected : their look and story had all to seduce. Great news, mini versions of the green shoes, inspired by the adults style, are now making their way to success. 2-10 years old.
Deuz, Sid Larsen & Les Coqs, Bellerose, Koeka, Troizenfant, Esthex, Fournier, smafolk, Ferm Living, C de C, American Outfitters, Finger in the nose, Pakhuis Oost, Salty Dog, Molo Kids, Ej Sikke Lej, 120% Lino…the list of beautiful and successful brands that showcase their collections at this 13th edition is long. Amsterdam is lovely, especially in this season; another good reason to write Kleine Fabriek in the calendar. For professionals only www.kleinefabriek.nl
Jasmine and Iris wear clothes and shoes by Makie, Bellerose, Chakra Design, Aigle, Petit Bateau and Areaware.
“I am very excited to be here today and took some time to think about something nice I wanted to share on Pirouette. I am living in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and the last days have been awful. Grey skies, lots of rain, wind… just terrible. To cheer up our moods we paint rainbows…lots of beautiful, colourful and happy rainbows.This is when I thought… lets do a rainbow post! Something for everybody, boys, girls, babies, deco, play….and LOTS of colours. Hope you will like it!”. Peggy, Paul&Paula