The Playtime team can't help but fall in love at first sight with some of the amazing brands that come to our shows! So we've started a new series for our Magazine to introduce you to our crushes this season. Our first team member to share her crush is Carole Amy, an amazing freelancer who helps us with digital marketing and web design, as well as occasionally writing articles for the Magazine. Carole was drawn to several brands with stunning, handmade knitwear at Playtime Paris in January, and simply had to share their collections with you!
Get inspired by this breathtaking craftwork, and be sure to add these brands to your store!
Georgian brand The Giraffe Kids makes gorgeous garments that are tailor-made for playing outside or looking stylish at any event. Their knitwear is all made by hand with vibrant colors that are open to customization. Drawing inspiration and suggestions from children themselves, The Giraffe Kids designs garments that make kids feel comfortable and fancy at the same time. With floral motifs that invite little ones to dream and let their imagination run wild, The Giraffe Kids' AW22 collection is a must-have in any store!
Explore their collections on the Playtime & Kid's Hub Marketplace!
RKO is another lovely brand from Georgia with dreamy handmade knitwear! Their AW22 collection is full of florals, varying textures, and accessories to match, all in soft colors that bring a smile to anyone's face. Their products feature stunning embroidery of timeless motifs, creating pieces that can endure shifting trends. With products made for all children, RKO's collection of cozy knitwear will be an asset next season!
Berlin-based brand mamelo is a sustainable brand on a mission to bring timeless knitwear to children's wardrobes. Using 100% GOTS certified merino wool, their collections are as beautiful as they are eco-friendly. Their products are designed for children ages 0-8 and they have a closed loop business model to guarantee the planet for the children of tomorrow. Produced consciously in Europe, mamelo's AW22 collection adds a touch of eternity to any selection, through garments designed to last multiple lifetimes.
Add them to your favorites on the Playtime & Kid's Hub Marketplace to receive a notification when they upload their collection!
Born in Mallorca, Spain during the 2020 lockdown, MoonLoom sprung from a rediscovery of hand-dyeing and knitwear processes to bring us this stunning AW22 collection! With gender neutral pieces that are thoughtfully sourced and ready to be mixed-and-matched, this collection is one not to miss. Through the handmade, artisanal processes used by MoonLoom, each piece is as unique and individual as children. A combination of technology and craft, collections by MoonLoom bring versatility and bold colors to any store.
Learn more about this inspiring brand on their Marketplace page!
Founded by a Belgian mother and daughter, YAARN designs heirloom pieces for new family additions, providing everything from blankets and toys to garments for kids and their dolls! In collaboration with a social organization, their pieces are handmade in India by women at their own pace, allowing them to take care of their families while earning a wage. YAARN's crochet pieces are produced with the intention to be passed on through generations, with vintage inspired designs that are endlessly cute.
Place orders now on their charming collections on the Playtime & Kid's Hub Marketplace!
Knitwear designed for babies that are 3-24 months old, collections from the new French brand JO_LI can't be missed! Created to be genderless, comfortable, eco-friendly, and functional, their garments range from jumpsuits to matching sets, with oversized sweaters that enable babies to move and parents to easily dress little ones. In a blend of organic cotton and virgin wool, JO_LI products are made in a small factory on the island of Maurice, where both workers and the environment are treated with respect.
Meet them on the Marketplace, where you can learn more about JO_LI's story and products!
Stemming from a love of children, Portuguese brand Möm(e) provides knitwear that brings the best of "Made in Portugal" to little ones around the world. Through handmade products that are created with responsibly sourced materials, Möm(e) dresses the children of today while ensuring the environment for children tomorrow. Each unique piece is knit by hand, weaving stories and history into lovely garments that make up small batch collections meant to last generations. Möm(e) is designed to keep kids warm and safe, while incorporating their love of artisanal skills and exquisite details into timeless pieces.
Get a notification when they upload their next collection and learn more about this amazing brand on the Playtime & Kid's Hub Marketplace!
This amazing knitwear focus is just one of the many spotlights we will be putting on the brands the Playtime team loved at Playtime Paris and Playtime & Kid's Hub New York! Keep an eye on the Magazine so you don't miss any of them, and be sure to discover these brands' collections on the Playtime & Kid's Hub Marketplace, where verified buyers can also (re)live both shows via an immersive street view!