Playtime with Chantal Danguillaume

Interview with Playtime Show Director Chantal DanguillaumeShow Director Chantal Danguillaume explains what excites her about the trade season, how Playtime has evolved over the years and how the fusion of Playtime and Kid’s hub represents the US market. . Playtime has had a…

Children’s show – New York

Children’s show runs from the 29-30 July, describing themselves as ‘the elevated International baby and children fashion industry expo in New York city.’ Interview with show director Virginia Zingone Why did you start the show? My background in children’s…

Blue Almond kids boutique

Mother to Mother – Blue Almonds

Izabela Minkiewicz founder of Blue Almonds Situated in London between South Kensington, Chelsea & Knightsbridge Blue Almonds is a beautifully curated boutique stocked with everything parents could want for their new baby. In providing a bespoke service to parents they focus…

Smallable future remains undecided

Following Smallable being placed into receivership back in May of this year they continue to look for investment. It seems the judicial administrators have received 3 known offers to date before the imposed deadline in June 2024. Many of us in the industry have heard rumours of…

TikTok… time is running out

Why do we shy away from TikTok As an industry are we missing the boat by ignoring the untapped potential of the TikTok parent/child consumer audience. Surely it’s where the future customer base will (& already do) interact, click & purchase. Full disclaimer: as I…

directory* picks at Playtime Paris SS25

Our directory* picks from the Playtime Paris show SS25 collections.

6 things for ‘good fortune’ in the Chinese market.

A look at the Chinese market with Ivo Au Yeung 6 is symbolic of good fortune in China and is considered a great number for business. So we asked Ivo Au Yeung from RollingKids & C.O.T.E. collective to tell us 6 things we should know about the kids’ fashion & lifestyle…

directory* zine – Playtime edition SS25

Paris plays host to more than the Olympics The Spring Summer ‘25 kids’ fashion & lifestyle selling season hits France just as the world’s focus goes Olympic in the beautiful city of Paris. A Summer of sport is on the cards and we are ready to join in! Playtime Paris is an…

interview Raffaello Napoleone

INTERVIEW Kidswear time with Raffaello Napoleone

At Pitti Bimbo 98 with Raffaello NapoleoneCEO of Pitti Immagine since 1995. Since his tenure Pitti has developed a diverse array of shows from fashion to food, to fragrance. Here he devotes his time to kids fashion & lifestyle. Italians are passionate about fashion &…

In my opinion: Shoshana Kezab

In my opinion: Shoshana Kazab

Women in business Shoshana is a familiar face to those of us in the industry. As founder of Fuse Communications and Kidswear Collective there’s not much she doesn’t know about kids’ fashion and lifestyle. Here she shares her thoughts on being a ‘woman in business’. I’ve never…

Women in business Pirouette

Women in business

It may be surprising (or not, I haven’t quite worked it out yet) to learn that globally one in three businesses have woman among the principal owners*. There is however a uniquely interesting industry where this figure is much, much higher. Where female owned and run businesses…

Unduetrestella DESIGN WEEK

Kids PR agency Unduetrestella announces their design week 2024 Unduetrestella DESIGN WEEK is proud to collaborate for the first time with TOG Together To Go, on the occasion of the 2024 Fuorisalone’s edition. Unduetrestella DESIGN WEEK exhibits a selection of design brands for…