Kind und Jugend

Kind und Jugend

Result of Kind + Jugend 2017: Record figures and a fantastic atmosphere

Even bigger, more international and more impressive: Kind + Jugend continues on its record-setting course It has once again impressively underlined its position as the leading trading platform international trade fair for the baby and toddlers’ outfitting sector – exhibitors and visitors were also more than satisfied.

Kind + Jugend experienced growth in all sections: 5 percent more exhibitors than in 2016 (in total 1,232), 10 percent more exhibition space (110,000 m²) and 2 percent more trade visitors than in the previous year (in total around 22,500 from 113 countries) set new records. (more…)

Brilliant start of Kind + Jugend 2017 – with the ceremonious conferring of the Innovation Awards and the KIDS DESIGN AWARD

Winners of the Innovation Award

Winners of the Innovation Award

“And the winner is…” – Can a trade fair get off to a better start than with the conferring of honours for innovative products and creative design concepts? This is part of the good tradition of Kind + Jugend. With the now 13th ceremonious conferring of the Innovation Awards and the KIDS DESIGN AWARD, the first day of the trade fair this year once again brought a real highlight. And the alleged “unlucky number” didn’t please only the happy winners. The many visitors were also enthusiastic.
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Trend Forum – even more inspiration for your business

Kind + Jugend Trend Forum

Kind + Jugend Trend Forum

Are you familiar with the latest trends and themes of the baby and children’s outfitting market?You will not only find out what is moving the industry and where new opportunities are arising at the trade fair stands, but also in our Trend Forum.Look forward to exciting lectures – and benefit from current insights.

New ideas, markets and current figures – presented in an exciting way by top-class experts from the industry, trade and research sector. (more…)

There has never been this much Kind + Jugend before!

Kind + Jugend 2016, Stand: UPPAbaby

Kind + Jugend 2016, Stand: UPPAbaby

An excellent mood and new records – that is what Kind + Jugend 2017, which starts on Thursday, is already promising. The international leading trade fair for baby and children’s outfitting is bigger than ever, is attracting more exhibitors and impressing everyone with a new visitor flow. The ongoing baby boom is getting the industry into the trade fair mood.

Ten percent more space, five percent more exhibitors: Kind + Jugend grows and grows. (more…)

We need to talk – Guest commentary by K.U.L.T.OBJEKT

K.U.L.T.OBJEKT - We need to talk.

K.U.L.T.OBJEKT – We need to talk.

It is timid, not innovative and inflexible, and needs to do this and that to get business really moving again. There is no shortage of criticism of the retail trade. Instead of dividing with accusations, we should do everything we can to talk with one another without bias, is the opinion of Jens Fischer, CEO of K.U.L.T.OBJEKT brand and experience architecture.  

In crisis situations or when things aren’t going smoothly, there is often a tendency to quickly find a guilty party to really put the boots to. (more…)

Nominees of the Kids Design Award 2017 have been confirmed

Jeannine Szepanski (Germany)

Jeannine Szepanski (Germany)

In keeping with tradition, the Kids Design Award will this year also be conferred on the first day of the trade fair. A total of 10 product ideas and prototypes have made it to the short list for the award. For the first time this year, the Innovation Award and the Kids Design Award will be presented separately.

113 young designers from 18 different countries have come forward for this year’s Kids Design Award. (more…)

Assortments for the child and their potential: interview with Jens Fischer from K.U.L.T.OBJEKT

Jens Fischer, owner of K.U.L.T.OBJEKT

Jens Fischer, owner of K.U.L.T.OBJEKT

“Assortments revolving around the child are not really presented in a way that promotes sales”, claims Jens Fischer. In an interview with Kind + Jugend, the owner of K.U.L.T.OBJEKT brands and experience architecture analyses the potential for optimisation. (more…)

Kind + Jugend wants to know … all about textile living for babies and toddlers – An interview with Trend Analyst Hannah Matthews from Trend Bible

Hannah Matthews – photo: Trend Bible

Hannah Matthews – photo: Trend Bible

Textiles for babies and toddlers are one of the key topics at Kind + Jugend trade fair. They do not only decorate the children’s room, used properly, textile products also can create a fun and playful atmosphere. We conducted an interview with Hannah Matthews, Trend Analyst at Trend Bible, a home and interiors dedicated trend agency, working with inquisitive, recognised brands to predict change. At Kind + Jugend 2017 Hannah will also provide an exclusive insight into the latest kid’s trends in our Trend Forum. Furthermore, she creatively directs the Baby and Kid’s Lifestyle Trend books of the Trend Bible agency.

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Kind + Jugend wants to know … trends in the early childhood education – An interview with Toby Mather from Lingumi

The early childhood education is one important topic at Kind + Jugend trade fair every year. We spoke to Toby Mather, co-founder of Lingumi, a pre-school language learning method that teaches children a language using an academic methodology.  

Toby Mather is the co-founder of Lingumi, a connected toy that teaches children a language using an academic methodology

1. What are the trends / developments in the early childhood education?

Learning is definitely a big trend. Old-style plastic toys are going out, and being replaced with carefully designed products from smaller brands. (more…)

Recognised as sustainable: parents pay attention to this seal

The trend is toward sustainable products for children. This opens up good business opportunities for manufacturers and traders. With the precondition that recognised labels or certifications provide proof of the observance of high ecological and social standards.

 

Photo: Engel, Pfullingen

Organic vegetables, furniture made of natural wood, fairly produced toys: as far as their children are concerned, parents pay attention to quality, harmlessness to health, and increasingly to ecological and social sustainability. (more…)

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