Okay, so the original plan was to slowly roll out a post, designer by designer so that I could focus on each one separately, it sounded ideal. But, it is just not practical for me since I have way tooo much to write about. (Wink) Hence, I am apologizing profusely in advance for the written diarrhea that I am about to inundate you with!!! Instead, I have decided to focus on the new designers that I was pretty impressed with as well as the organics clothes.
First off and in no particular order, AND I love this designer. The little hummingbird was started by two fabulous women, (whom I spent a long time chatting with); and this is only their second season, and check out the clothes line in the photo below. Hummingbird symbolizes the ‘light, joy and wonder’ of children. Definitely a designer to watch!!~! (See more at www.thelittlehummingbird.com)
Next up is Home Spun, an LA-based vintage designer. Her motto is a strong belief in cozy and comfortable clothes that have ‘an Americana feel’. Home Spun makes you think of fall, floral, and camping. This brand provides ‘one of a kind’ (customized) clothes for boys and girls. See samples of her collection below. Don’t you just love that cute little giraffe in the corner of the dungarees? Watch for the little
Organic clothes were the flavor of playtime’s Soho trade show. Lunacy makes organic t-shirts with handscreened paints (aged 0-12). These t-shirts can be found all over the US including San Francisco, Boston, Chicago and Los Angeles. My favorite of the organics was definitely the New Generals, which uses jersey and sweat material and/or organic cotton from Turkey which is of a better quality, and 5% lycra to keep the shape of the clothes. New Generals is ‘ethicool’ (or ethical and cool). The designers capitalized on the gap in the market between trendy and organic clothes. As such, their line is mostly black. Although a very new brand, New Generals is available in 26 countries including Barney’s and can be found online at http://newgenerals.com. This brand is soo cool – that if you are looking for women’s fashion, you should check out the parent company, “Sort” which means black in Danish and the website www.solongasitsblack.com. This brand can be worn across seasons because BLACK NEVER RUNS OUT OF FASHION!
Also, very commendable and up for a cribsy award, is Nohi which was present at ENK’s trade show. Nohi is a holiday in Japan to celebrate kids and also means bright and vivid in Hawaai; which is fitting for the name. This brand can be purchased online at www.nohikids.com.
That’s all folks! Please check in again for who had the coolest wall paper for kids’ rooms (a must have for the ultra-busy or artistically challenged parents), pajamas and yes, socks.