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A Haitian Journey

Last week, we spent some time with Bridgewater Candles and its Light a Candle Feed a Child initiative. The devoted owners and employees work with Rice Bowls  to feed children across eight countries and invited us... more »

Focus On: Home Décor

CWI Gifts Feather Pine Trees make a great accent piece for winter. Trees feature wispy branches with pinecones and a burlap-wrapped base. Available in 12, 18 and 24 inches. Visit http://shopcwi.com or call 800-666-5858.   The Hearthside Collection Cardinal... more »

Focus On: Candles

A Cheerful Giver Enjoy these "Locally Grown" in the USA. The old family recipes feature "True to Life" fragrances as if they were fresh from your local farmer. Each ceramic can is double-wicked and 20... more »

Coton Colors Convention educates, rejuvenates attendees

As retailers, it can be somewhat difficult to become inspired on a regular basis. This past April, however, the inspiration continuously flowed at the annual Coton Colors Convention held in Destin, Florida.The idea of a... more »

Focus On: Baby Products

Baby Elephant Ears Unparalleled in style and function, Baby Elephant Ears is a multiuse headrest providing comfortable spinal and neck alignment and is offered in an array of prints. Sticky Bellies Brag Blocks from Sticky... more »

Toy Fair: an appropriate place for a 20, 30 and 40-something to be a kid

Earlier this week, creative innovators abound brought their respective toys and games to showcase at the 113th annual Toy Fair. Boasted as one of... more »

What I learned in Dallas

While snow was piling up everywhere across the country, it was a cool 40-something degrees in Dallas last week. Thousands of people with a penchant for product inundated the Dallas Market Center to see the... more »

Iowa State University design students gain valuable field experience through Cubic Visual Systems

Iowa State University Design Instructor Amy Mikovec understands how important it is to give her students real-world design experience.  For the second time in two years Mikovec and her ISU design students have traveled from... more »

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Upcoming Trade Shows

October 24, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Dallas Apparel & Accessories Market (Fall)

Dallas, TX
October 24, 2018 - October 25, 2018

Gift & Home Bridgeway Collaborative Conference (GHTA)

Phoenix, AZ
October 24, 2018 - October 27, 2018

Kidsworld

Dallas, TX
October 25, 2018 - October 28, 2018

TransWorld’s Winter Jewelry, Fashion & Accessories Show

Rosemont, IL
October 27, 2018 - October 29, 2018

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