Focussed, high quality, and live again, finally: the RE-START EDITION of the leading trade fair for high quality baby and toddler outfitting following the pandemic-related interruption was a great success for exhibitors, visitors and trade fair organisers.
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Good ideas are especially in demand during challenging times. And young designers have lots of them. This is impressively exemplified by the creative concepts of the Kids Design Award competition for young designers, which can be seen this year under “Selection Kids Design Award 2021” at the RE-START EDITION of Kind + Jugend.
Fitness trackers achieve what the entreaties of parents often cannot: they motivate kids to get out and move. It is therefore not surprising to see more and more children sporting these trendy devices.
Family life is also becoming more digital. Young parents especially appreciate the support that smart tech tools provide in the hustle and bustle of everyday life with babies and toddlers.
Rather 1000 stars in the sky than 5 at the hotel door. More and more families, even those with small children, embrace this motto as they set off on their motorhome and outdoor vacations – in search of freedom, nature and the adventure. It is even more fun with a few useful tools that make life on the road easier.
Whether for everyday errands or family outings, more and more parents are getting on their bikes instead of in their cars. But what do you do with the little ones? Along with child bike seats, there are also more and more bike trailers out there. Only an expert retailer can give good advice about which solution is the right one for a family.
A crib is among the most important items of furniture in the children's room. Here you can find out what parents pay attention to when buying, how traders can score points with consultation and what additional opportunities the business with cribs offers.
It is precisely in difficult times that creative ideas often emerge. Last year’s Kids Design Award confirmed this very strongly. Never before had we received so many international submissions – 166 product designs, featuring some magnificent creations from 40 countries. Can this record be repeated? We will find out at the next Kids Design Award for young designers and design students.
Playing is as important as eating and drinking. This especially holds true for toddlers who are just starting to discover the world. What toys can retailers recommend for little ones who are too big for baby rattles but still too young for memory games and dollhouses?
Pink for girls and blue for boys are still among the most popular colours for children’s clothing. However, a growing number of parents do not want to force these stereotypes on their children and consciously look for gender-neutral clothes.
Off the rack furnishings are out. Style-conscious parents are also paying increasing attention to individuality and design in the children's room. With competent consultation, dealers can help them create a private realm for the kids that is stylish, child-oriented and individual.
Sustainability is a societal mega-trend. In the meantime, one also encounters it in the children's. An ever increasing number of parents wish for playthings that are not only colourful, but are also ecologically unobjectionable, fairly produced and durable.
Terms such as AR, VR or XR are constantly circulating in the media. But what is the status quo of these technologies and how can manufacturers and retailers use them? We talked to Stefan Eipeltauer, owner of FOKUS KIND Medien and ARkid.
"And the winner is ..": Kind + Jugend did not take place this year, but the Kids Design Award was nonetheless presented. Find out more about the winner and her design here.
Even though Kind + Jugend will not take place in 2020 due to the corona pandemic, the Kids Design Award will still be presented. Find out who the 10 nominees of the Kids Design Award are.
Electromobility is a future-oriented concept for vehicles of all kinds, so why not also for prams? We inform you of the current state of technology and the latest features revolving around prams.
The Kids Design Award is an essential part of Kind + Jugend. In 2019, the young Israelian designer Yaara Nusboim was chosen the shining winner with her product "Alma – Therapy Dolls". In an interview with Kind + Jugend, she tells what has happened since winning the award.
Around 7.3 billion Euro were spent in Germany in 2018 for children and baby outfitting. The offering is enormous – parents have the agony of choice. How do they make product decisions in the meantime amidst the wealth and range of products?
Children's skin is soft and very sensitive. Therefore, the little ones need particularly effective protection in summer - and the right clothing. Textiles that block dangerous UV radiation are therefore a new trend in the children's clothing segment.
Parents have a sixth sense for the dangers their children are exposed to. However, they increasingly also trust in smart high-tech solutions to improve the safety standards in the entire living environment of the children. This provides traders and manufacturers with wonderful opportunities.
Digitalisation is now also defining children’s bedrooms - especially the colourful world of toys. However, digital games for the little ones polarise; many parents tend to be skeptical about them and prefer traditional games instead. In our blog post, we do away with the prejudices.
This year too, the Kids Design Award of Kind + Jugend offers design students and young designers the opportunity to present their pioneering ideas to a trade public, to attract attention to themselves and establish valuable contacts. You can find all important information on this year's edition in our blog.
Pink and dolls for girls, blue and cars for boys – the world of children is often split in two and has been for a long time – however, an increasing number of manufacturers are breaking away from this. To find out what more diversity looks like in children’s rooms, check out our blog.
The Innovation Award has been a fixed part of the Kind + Jugend programme for years. A company that has already frequently won one of the coveted awards: Dorel Juvenile. We spoke with Nina Rosenthal, Marketing Director Global & EMEA, about the Maxi-Cosi Coral and the trends in the child seat and pram segment.
The future is digital – this also applies to the hardware industry. Especially car seats and prams are suited for digital features of all kinds. Find out in our blog what parents on the go will be taking to the streets with this year.
An increasing number of parents carry their babies cuddled close to their bodies. Whether complete baby carrier or sling: modern carrying aids for the minis are extremely practical. And thanks to their stylish design, they are also becoming increasingly popular as "it" pieces. Traders can score points with competence and consultation when selling.
The baby and toddler outfitting sector can continue to look forward to a sustained baby boom. An increasing number of start-ups, which bring a fresh breeze with them, are arising in this favourable climate. Kind + Jugend reflects this development with its Start-Up Area. We spoke with the start-up entrepreneur Olivia Herms from bada&bou about her experiences at the trade fair this year.
Intelligent products are infiltrating our everyday lives. Clothing items are also becoming smart. “Smart wear” can heat up and cool down automatically, monitor the sleep and health of little adventurers and babies and even administer medication.
A new exhibitor record and numbers of visitors at a consistently high level – the results of Kind + Jugend 2019 are nothing to sneeze at! The high degree of internationality, the exciting innovations and the top event programme of the trade fair assured a super atmosphere.
The first day of the Kind + Jugend trade fair traditionally features two highlights: the Innovation Award and the Kids Design Award honour particularly innovative products and creative design ideas. Therefore, one could see many happy faces among both exhibitors and visitors.
Exciting trends and innovations from around the world, an attractive event programme and several interesting innovations – this year's Kind + Jugend can already promise this. The leading international trade fair for baby and children's outfitting has once again recorded an exhibitor plus and once again expects more than 24,000 visitors. Find out what you can expect at this year's trade fair here.
Creative ideas and innovations for the children's room of tomorrow are the center of attention of Kind + Jugend. This is why the Kids Design Award, which distinguishes the best concepts and drafts of young designers from all over the globe, is being presented again this year during the trade fair. Find out who the ten nominees of this year's Kids Design Award are.
Kind + Jugend is asking ... an interview with Gintare Cerniauskaite, winner of the Kids Design Award 2018
The Kids Design Award 2018 has once again set a new record: 140 young designers from 31 countries worldwide applied for the prestigious prize. The young Lithuanian designer Gintare Cerniauskaite from the Vilnius Academy of Arts was chosen the shining winner with her product "Upe". In an interview with Kind + Jugend, she tells what has happened since winning the award.
Show season is well and truly underway. Kind und Jugend will be opening its doors on the 19th of September 2019 for four days. Here at Kids Interiors , we’ve put our scout hats back on to bring you our favourite picks of new designs that we’re pretty sure will be appreciated by store owners and professionals in the baby and children’s sector. Keep scrolling!
Children grow up incredibly quickly. Not only their clothing is too small before you know it. So are their beds, cabinets and chairs. The solution: clever children's furniture that grows with the child or can be used in various ways over a longer period of time.
Maternity wear is important for (expecting) mothers: It should be comfortable and functional as well as stylish. This segment will also be given ample space at Kind + Jugend. Where are the trends headed? What do customers want? These and other questions were discussed with Vicki Marx, founder and managing director of mamlila.
The two partner trade fairs Pueri Expo und FIT 0/16 already took place for the fourth time in the Expo Center Norte in São Paulo from 13 to 16 June. The duo offered all kinds of inspiration for children's fashion and outfitting. The trade fair duo has thus further expanded on its leading position in the Latin American market.
Only few industries are as innovative as the world of baby and children’s outfitting. The hardware industry in particular is continuously changing: Whether self-propelled baby carriages, flexible travel systems or sustainable electric mobility – new (technological) possibilities and innovations are always being introduced. Check out our blog to see which trends will influence the hardware industry in 2019.