22nd edition Playtime Paris

Time for the 22nd edition Playtime Paris!

Show season is well and truly underway. Next it's the 22nd edition of Playtime Paris which opens it's doors at 9.30am this Saturday. 520 fashion and lifestyle brands will be presenting their ss18 collections and new product lines. But you may ask what should I be looking out for…


Pirouette One to Watch Winners SS18: Dot to Dot, London

What a busy Sunday morning at the Vinyl factory for Dot to Dot London. Although the exhibitor numbers were very slightly down for this edition compared with January, visitors certainly appeared to be on the up. Buyers, press, and stylists alike dotting about the stands made for…

Dot to Dot London 25-26 June 017 children's fashion and design trade show

Sign up to join the DOTS ! – Dot To Dot London

Time to sign up if you want to join the dots for the 8th edition of Dot to Dot London taking place this coming Sunday at the Vinyl Factory in Soho. The show is strictly trade only,  The SS18 edition of Dot to Dot London will showcase an eclectic selection of children's fashion,…

Retailer: Bricks & Mortar Series, in conversation with Charlotte Day, Dandy Star

Moving into the world of bricks & mortar retailing can be a big step for an independent label. On-line retailing with direct to consumer sales is normally the preffered route of most independent labels. But opening a bricks & mortar store can bring awareness of your…

Pitti Bimbo SS18

What’s in store for the summer edition of Pitti Immagine Bimbo ?

Last season we saw Pitti Bimbo take on a new role as an emerging trends incubator. This season Pirouette returns to the beautiful city of Firenze to cover the summer edition of the Italian tradeshow sharing our favourite collections and new finds as we go along. 

Talking terrorism with children

Talking terrorism with children

Last night the UK suffered it's third terrorist attack since March. It has only been two weeks since 22 year old Salman Abedi set off a bomb at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester killing 22 people and injuring more than 60, amongst them many young children. Fast forward to…

Sustainability by Dimitra Zavakou, Little Pop Up & founder of The Nest at Pitti Bimbo

Sustainability by Dimitra Zavakou, founder of Little Pop Up & The Nest at Pitti Bimbo

What does sustainability mean? Do you feel our daily choices can impact changes that will create a better tomorrow? How can we involve the kids in this process to better understand and respect our world?

Haptic Lab flying animals : handmade kites Swallow Kite crib

Flying Animals : HAPTIC LAB Inc

Haptic Lab produce the most wonderful handmade kites, recently the New York based design studio have released two new characters into their flying animals collection. Their magical crane and whimsical swallow bird kites can either be set free to sore through the skies or…

Urbanito Paris city guide

Paris City Guide for Families: URBANITO

Planning a trip to Paris this Summer en famille ? if it's a yes then the URBANITO Paris Family City Guide would be a very useful travelling companion. This well conceived guide is aimed at making France's capital city a fun, cultured and stress free experience with the kids. It…