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…

Kleine Fabriek, Amsterdam January 16+17

    If you are preparing your trade shows planning, don't forget to put Kleine Fabriek on the list. The show is always nicely organized, well edited with a selection of creative/modern/with a twist brands and - important element, it take place in Amsterdam, a great city to…

Bubble London avant-premiere

  British brand Waddler is all about creating a beautiful and wild world for the little monsters around us. Made from natural materials and produced to fair trade standards, Waddler will be showing at Bubble London, 30 & 31 January 2011. Thanks to Tabara @ Bubble……

Main trend at Maison & Objet

  With its 8 halls, 101,000 square meter and 2860 exhibitors, the trade show Maison & Objet can be very overwhelming. Depending on how long you stay and how far you go in the alleys of ashtrays, cast iron coat racks and useless objects, you either become dizzy, sick or…

Getting ready for Maison & Objet

Maison & Objet will take place at the end of the week in Paris (Sept 3-7). 8 halls, 90,000 visitors. Furniture, design, gifts, home decor and lots of kids stuff. Donna Wilson will exhibit her brand new knitted creations. Full report on Pirouette next week.

Italian excellence

Showing at White for Kids last month, caporea is a brand produced and distributed by View, a laboratory of hand-made research based in Northern Italy. The collection is wide, diverse, in a sophisticated color palette. You can't help touching the pieces, obviously manufactured…

Show report : Playtime Paris

A selection of the best children's brands were showing at Playtime Paris this week end. Among the booths I noticed busy, writing orders in a continuous way, were Pepe children's shoes, Maan, Gold, Simple kids, Album di famiglia, April Showers by Polder, Bobo…

It's show season again : Kleine Fabriek

On July 4-5, Amsterdam will be the home town for the 11th edition of kleine fabriek. The fair is known for being very lively, well organized, international (lots of Scandinavian, German, Belgium visitors), and I have to say that Amsterdam is a great destination for food and…

Achim Lippoth and White For Kids

  . . "Puppen", a new story from Achim Lippoth (photographer and publisher of kid' s wear magazine), will be exhibited at White For Kids in Milan on Sunday 27-29. For its second edition, White For Kids will also feature a special and funny project with kid's wear, a live photo…