About the Cover Pebble products from Kahiniwalla include Fair Trade hats and toys made by women in Bangladesh. The Blue Frog Hat shown carries a suggested retail price of $22.95. A range of baby products use organic cotton and Oeko-tex certified dyes. For more information call 330/ 612-2317 or visit www.kahiniwalla.com.
ASTRA Marketplace & Academy
Slated June 7-10 in Charlotte
ASTRA helps its members build their businesses through product sourcing and discounts at its annual Marketplace & Academy, scheduled June 7-10 in independent-friendly Charlotte, North Carolina. It is the year’s biggest gathering of the specialty toy industry.
It's that time of year again when summer markets introduce a new buying season for retailers. In addition to Americasmart Apparel and Gift and Dallas Gift and Apparel, retailers can make plans to Summer GALLA in Los Angeles, the San Francisco International Gift Fair, the Windy City Gift Show, and other markets.
ASTRA Celebrates 23rd Anniversary
as organization for specialty toy retail
Celebrating its 23rd anniversary this year is the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, founded in 1992 to strengthen the portion of the toy industry committed to providing children with healthy, quality play materials that have high play value. In addition, the organization was created to bring members of the specialty toy industry together to help each other succeed.
Babyletto features environmentally
friendly, affordable nursery furnishings
Founded in 2010, Babyletto furniture, part of the Million Dollar Baby (MDB) family, recently was certified by Underwriters Laboratories (UL), the leading independent product safety organization, for meeting its rigorous third-party GREENGUARD Gold Certification standards. MDB’s DaVinci brand has also been certified.
Tomat is a fun, funky kids clothing line created to satisfy eco-minded and fashion-conscious parents and children hungry for something different. Inspired by vintage looks with a modern twist, Tomat is a healthy blend of style, flavor, and fun.