Boots, sneakers & sandals…

  Yellow boots (Mini A Ture) to step into puddles, retro-modern sneakers (Pippo) for a long walk in the forest, deep sea blue sandals (Theluto)  for beach time...that would make the perfect trio to pack for the summer holidays. All brands available at Bubble London (S/S 2012…

Visiting Italy for Easter? Don't miss Salone del Mobile

...............................Pete Oyler, Rip Tatter Kid's Chair and Jeanne Susplugas, Belladonna, wallpaper series Apriti Sesamo for unduetrestella If you happen to be in Italy during the Easter break, I highly recommend…

Inside Children’s Wear

    Caletha Crawford is an expert in the children’s apparel. Former editor in chief of Earnshaw’s magazine—the leading US children’s trade publication, Caletha is a consultant for children's wear brands as well as a part-time faculty at Parsons The New School for Design. There,…

Trade Show report : Playtime New York

    This second edition of Playtime New York featured about  60 children's brands and some maternity wear. A fair amount of excellent US brands : Dagmar Daley, Atsuyo et Akiko, Jess Brown, Kicokids, Lucky Fish, Lucky Wang, Makie, Nico Nico, Winter Water Factory, Wovenplay, as…

Bubble London, UK – Trade Show Report

    Another Bubble London, another consistent message from the exhibitors : they are very happy with their show. Is it because Bubble London is small? Because the UK buyers don't travel much? According to a survey published by CWB, only 20% of them do their buying at overseas…

Pitti Bimbo, Italy – Trade Show Report

    Over 8,300 buyers came to Pitti Bimbo this season (10,000 visitors). International buyer attendance rose 4.5% bringing the total of foreign buyers to 2,816. Among the “best performers” are Russia (+42%) putting the country into first place in terms of attendance; China  +…

Kidswear – Volume 32 around the world

  Busy busy start of the year for Kid's wear magazine who's team will attend all the main children's show around the world : kleine fabriek (Amsterdam), Bread&Butter (Berlin), Pitti Bimbo (Florence), FIMI/ SEE ME (Valencia), Playtime (Paris), Bubble (London), CPH kids…

Donna Wilson

  If you visit Maison&Objet, don't miss Donna Wilson, showing in theNow! section, booth L20. Her new collection includes cotton screen printed cushions, ceramics amongst "a few other bits and bobs". Parc des expositions Paris, 21-25 January 2011. donnawilson.com

Charlene Mullen, Maison et Objet in January 2011

  From 21 to 25 January 2011, Charlene Mullen will exhibit at Maison et Objet. An extensive selection of her textile designs will be on display including those distributed by De La Espada.

Bread & Butter Berlin strikes back with YOUNGSTARS, a new kids trade show

  . . . Bread&Butter's kids trade show KIDS CAMP had a successful start and disappeared. The reason is simple : the show was cancelled due to a weak response from exhibitors, the organizers being unable to avoid the overlap with existing kidswear trade fair dates. Coming…

Ecobudz, color me crazy!

  Helmut Lang and Martin Margiela had a huge success with their painted jeans, but the new hot products with the inspiring artist's workshop look are for kids, created by Ecobudz. Cherry on the cake, these tees are incredibly soft and gentle to the skin, made from eco-friendly…

Bubble London to launch Bubble GUM

  The next Bubble London show will take place on January 30-31. Among the show organizer's favorites are - Waddler (top picture) "Waddler means fun and freedom. About children using their imagination to create their own beautiful and wild world. We also care about the world we…