This year, Playtime New York was held from Saturday February 28th to Monday March 2nd at the Metropolitan West.
This is a trade show where about 120 brands and children’s product designers exhibit their new collections. Playtime is designed primarily for professionals, shops in particular, but also for the press.
At this show you could find brands from around the world. Many US brands of course, but also European or Asian brands.
I was able to attend Playtime (thanks to the blog ) and I spent a good part of the day walking through the show with Timothy to explore all these fabulous brands.
I’ll let you imagine how many people found him cute
I wanted to share with you my favorites brands and products that I discovered at Playtime. A lot of organic, local and fair-trade brands, handy products and adorable designs.
The French company coq en pâte which creates children’s fashion accessories by placing ethics at the heart of its creative process.
Home Grown Books, eco-friendly books produced in New York, great readings for toddlers with their board books but also for young readers with paper books that contain more texts.
Another French brand discovered on the show, La Langerie, which produces swaddles, bed sheets and blankets for kids but also diaper bags. They also have perfumes and candles that smell so good!
The Spunky Stork, a Florida-based brand that creates organic onesies for babies. Hundreds of designs are available and they are so cool!
même. a brand of gender neutral clothes for kids . Their creations revolve around the black and white and can be shared among siblings in a family.
Another French favorite: the brand of clothes and accessories for babies Fanny Belette. Pima cotton and silk fair trade clothes designed in Paris and manufactured in Peru.
Another favorite: the Canadian brand SoYoung. Cool diaper bags, backpacks, lunch-bags … for children but also adults!
Great discovery of this salon, Ellie Fun Day. The products are manufactured in India and the brand is partnering with organizations that employ marginalized women to offer them a good salary and thus better living conditions.
Some really fun natural latex toys by the Spanish brand Oli & Carol.
Lucky Fish: clothes, accessories and decoration printed in Brooklyn and inspired from the South African childhood of the designer.
Comfortable and super soft pima cotton clothes by the brand Sasha & Lucca. They are designed in NYC and manufactured in Peru.
Another nifty discovery: fair-trade knitted dolls, toys, cushions and mobiles from blabla, made in collaboration with Peruvian artisans, the blah brand.
I will write more about some of these brands with detailed posts including product testing. Among them:
- The book Dress Up from Home Grown Books
- A stuffed animal from même.
- Some socks from etiquette clothiers
- A backpack from the French brand coq en pâte
I had the chance to meet some incredibly nice people on the show who are allowing me to test some of their products and that will, for some of them, spoil you too with giveaways! So if I were you, I would stay in close by