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SwaddleDesigns Earns Best Products Recognition

Seattle-based SwaddleDesigns has won two iParenting Media Awards for its zzZipme Sack and Marquisette swaddling blanket. The zzZipMe Sack is designed with plush fabric inside and out and zips from both top to bottom and bottom to top for nighttime diaper changes. The Marquisette swaddler is an open-weave blanket similar to muslin but with finer […]

Seattle-based SwaddleDesigns has won two iParenting Media Awards for its zzZipme Sack and Marquisette swaddling blanket. The zzZipMe Sack is designed with plush fabric inside and out and zips from both top to bottom and bottom to top for nighttime diaper changes. The Marquisette swaddler is an open-weave blanket similar to muslin but with finer threads for a softer hand. The SwaddleDesigns product range includes stroller blankets, cashmere blankets, wearable blankets, bibs, and hooded towels and numerous organic products. Visit www.swaddledesigns.com.


March 2009 Earnshaws

In This Issue:
Global influences drive European fashion for fall
Manufacturers build in special features to boost sell through
Russian themes color specialty fashion this season
Plus: Little Steps Fall ’09—fall shoe trends, emerging categories and a Q&A with BBC’s Bob Campbell

Coming Next Month:
Eco battles the economy—which categories will fare best
Earnshaw’s investigates the T-shirt market
Lifestyle brands rule the fashion pages
Plus: The best new baby shower gifts under $50

 

CARA

Retail Math Seminar
Join C.A.R.A. for its second retail math seminar, held at ENK’s Children’s Club show in the Jacob Javits Center in New York on March 9. The seminar is designed to help retailers develop buying plans, calculate open-to-buy, determine markups and markdowns, and figure out net profit. The panelists will include:

Vincent Quan
In addition to being a professor at New York’s Fashion Institute of Technology, Vincent has conducted similar seminars for clients like Tahari and Vera Wang. His background also includes tenure as vice president of retail and manufacturing planning and inventory control.

Herbert Winkler
Herb is CEO of SCORE in New York, which provides free professional counseling, guidance and information to help America’s small businesses succeed. He also has a combined 35 years in the children’s wear industry, including both retail and wholesale.

Vincent will take the lead on providing the formulas and common sense tools retailers need to run a profitable business, while Herb will address some of the common mistakes retailers make. RSVP at CaraToday.com/events.

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