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Innobaby recently introduced Sagepole, a collection of imported play tents, that adds fun to any child’s playroom. Shown is Safari, a vibrant tee-pee patterned in various colorful stripe prints and made of soft, durable cotton canvas with real pine poles. This portable tent, available in a variety of colors, features a mesh window and a fabric floor. For more information call 847/ 387-8777 or visit www.innobaby.com.
ABC Spring Educational Conference
scheduled May 1-3 in San Antonio
Sponsored by All Baby & Child, Inc., the Spring Educational Conference is the only educational conference of its kind for the juvenile product industry. This annual event provides the optimal combination of learning, networking and purchasing opportunities for juvenile specialty stores and their key suppliers. The 9th annual event is slated May 1-3 in San Antonio. Retailers can register for the event at no cost through March 31.
Sven winners of the ABC New Product Showcase Awards of Distinction were recently announced, ranging from a soothing center and rugs to insoles designed especially for maternity wear. The competition debuted during the 2016 ABC Kids Expo. The awards highlighted innovation and recognised the brands behind the new products. The recipients were chosen by popular votes awarded by participating trade media and specialty retailers during the New Product Showcase opening reception.
Evolur, designed to evolve with a child, was recently introduced by DOM (Dream on Me). The affordably luxurious brand is available in a variety of styles, colors, finishes, and coordinating pieces, the line features convertible cribs that convert easily into a toddler bed, daybed, double bed, or double bed headboard.
The Glenna Jean Boutique line launched in 2013 and offers exclusivity for brick and mortar stores. Available only to boutiques, it's not available to mass merchants or E-tailers. And the boutique collections feature keystone MAP pricing.
Blu Pony Vintage salutes
fashions from another age
Blu Pony Vintage takes a fundamental approach to children’s apparel manufacturing. “We make it local, make it with care and detail, and keep our wholesome integrity,” according to Bonnie Matthews, founder and designer. Inspired by vintages children’s clothing from the 1920’s and 30’s, Blu Pony reproduces children’s garments with the same look and feel of that roaring time.