ABC Kids Expo – CuteyBaby exhibits!
In mid-October we exhibited for the first time at the ABC Kids Expo – our industry’s biggest and best-known tradeshow. Jennifer, Mary, and I “manned” the booth and talked to some fabulous retailers about Modern Cloth Diapers. We were so excited to see buyers from many of the larger stores we’ve targeted, and meet in person several of our existing contacts. It’s wonderful to put a face with the voice (and emails) we’ve been talking to about CuteyBaby.
Our big introduction at the show was a new, upscale extension of our line called CuteyBaby Couture. These fabulous hand-made accessories showcase cloth diapers in a whole new way! We showed three collections, and are waiting to see what buyers will be putting in store for consumers in early 2011. Sock monkeys, transportation, and girly florals were the focus of CuteyBaby’s samples at the show. I can’t wait to finalize our production schedule and get some photos taken of these wonderful pieces.
It was terrific to meet and chat with some of our friendly competitors in the cloth diaper industry. There were a bunch of great manufacturers exhibiting, and I love the collaborative attitude of the people in our RDIA group, as well. It’s wonderful to be in a growing industry where people mainly believe that there are plenty of customers (and potential customers) to go around.
Jenn and I had a fun time designing and assembling the CuteyBaby booth (shown above). Too bad we were way too exhausted to take advantage of the Las Vegas nightlife. We put our feet up and relaxed by the hotel pool every night. C’est la vie!