kleine fabriek a short report :: part 2
Roos from broer&zus shared her stand with French label Emile et Ida. And I was happily surprised by their what I call a 'sweet but cool' collection … and I just have to mention that the women that I met here were definetly the most positive and happy … great energy!
Not only fashion for kids at de kleine fabriek … my favorite publisher from the Netherlands was present too. Claudette and Annemarieke from Snor Publisher gave me this fun Voucher Book for women … do you recognise the illustrations? Yes they are by Sandra Isaksson aka ISAK. A great gift for every Mom!
Last year I received a copy of the Vier&Versier Kalender 2012 and we use it a lot in our home, I was told by Rianne van Essen from Gezinnig that the 2013 version is even going to be better… I now only hope the calendar will soon be available in English too.
A great idea in a beautiful way executed are the Milestone Baby Cards. For every important event in a child's first year a different card beautifully illustrated by Beci Orpin. Just fill in the date and a little note and you will always remember when these special moments took place.
To be honest I had a great time visiting the kleine fabriek. It was my first time and perhaps my expectations were a bit high… I thought it was a bit quite and not very lively. But I believe all the trade fairs nowadays are more quite due to ongoing economic problems many European countries are having. Only one or two brands were new to me and I missed seeing stands for kids decoration and furniture. But I did see a lot of high street fashion wear and jeans … a lot of jeans. I do have to say that the organizers had done a great job welcoming us and would like to thank Sabine Heideveld in particular.
All images by me, Irene from B:Kids.