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Hygiene and care trends for babies and children

Only the best for my child: Parents want to offer their babies and children high-quality and first-class products. In this connection, they are placing special value on health issues and paying increased attention to ingredients and pollutants. This particularly applies for the hygiene and care segment.

On Trend: harmless materials and early childhood development

On Trend: harmless materials and early childhood development – Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: Acherub Baby

Toiletries made of harmless materials

Natural and organic products are extremely popular with today’s parents. This trend is also reflected in the hygiene and care sector. Thus, one finds sustainable and pollutant-free products more and more frequently among the collections of the baby and toddler’s outfitters. For example, the focus lies on the special needs of sensitive baby skin. In order to avoid skin irritations, dryness and health risks, in the meantime many products are free from harsh chemicals. Beyond this the manufacturer Aleva Naturals from Canada relies for example on natural, eco-friendly substances such as eucalyptus and lavender oil. The Dutch manufacturer NAÏF also places special value on natural ingredients. Dermatologically tested, hypoallergenic and pH-neutral, the products are especially aligned for babies and children.

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Kind + Jugend completely booked up: many exhibitors promise a diverse product portfolio

As the internationally leading trade fair for baby and toddler outfitting, Kind + Jugend enjoys uninterrupted popularity: already three months prior to the start on 15 September 2016, the 100,000 m2 exhibition area is completely booked up. Look forward to numerous products from around 1,200 companies from more than 50 countries.

Kind + Jugend 2016 is completely booked up

Kind + Jugend 2016 is completely booked up

Whether children’s furniture, textile outfitting, prams or toys – industry pros will find many new products and further developments of products at Kind + Jugend. In terms of the quality of the offering, the popular platform is the measure of all things in international comparison: nowhere else will trade visitors find a similarly high number of the most important and high quality manufacturers of baby and toddler products. Angelcare, Chicco, Britax Römer, Käthe Kruse and Rotho are only a few of the renowned companies you can discover at Kind + Jugend this year.

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Playful fostering and learning

There is no holding children back when they are exploring their environment. Whether they are using the abacus to practice with numbers, training their sense of balance with the rocking horse or learning to understand their first story with audio books: playing and fostering development at the same time? (Almost) anything is possible with the new trend toys!

Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: Hape

Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: Hape

The urge to explore meets imagination

Kind + Jugend 2015 already demonstrated it: the urge to explore and the imagination of babies and toddlers is being increasingly addressed. The manufacturers playfully integrate numerous learning components into everyday life, and in this way create a foundation for lifelong learning fun. (more…)

Stylish textiles that are rich in detail

Regardless of whether the young ones are sleeping, need to be changed or are on the go with their parents, sleeping bags, diaper bags and baby slings, etc. are generally always along for the ride. Not only comfort and safety are important to outfitters in product development. Products made of textiles should also meet ecological and biological standards, and of course also look stylish.

Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: WICKELKINDER

Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: WICKELKINDER

Well-being and individuality through high quality materials

Depending upon the area of use waiting for textile products, the focus is on durable, abrasion-resistant, waterproof and quick-drying materials. Parents who attach importance to natural raw materials can in the meantime choose between a variety of versions: from organic cotton through hemp to materials made of bamboo. (more…)

Kind + Jugend prepares ideas for the market – 3rd round of Kids Design Award for young designers

Kind + Jugend has once again proven that it is one of the most important meeting points of the industry as the leading international trade fair for baby and toddler outfitting with the product show in 2015. One of its unique selling points is the special promotion of young designers and promising concepts. In keeping with this, the Kids Design Award is now entering the third round.

Kids Design Award 2016

Kids Design Award 2016 of Kind + Jugend – apply now!

Wanted: the best young designer of 2016

When exceptional concepts and designs for children’s outfitting and furniture that are inventive and future-oriented in their function and design are sought effective immediately, that can only mean one thing: Kind + Jugend is looking for the young designer of 2016! (more…)

Functional diversity in furniture design

Kind + Jugend 2015 led the way: Durability and multifunctionality are still at the top of the list when it comes down to furnishing the children’s bedroom. This is demonstrated among others by “Grown up” – the furniture series that grows together with the child created by the designer from Cuxhaven, Annika Marie Buchberger, which was distinguished with the sponsorship award, the Kids Design Award.

Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: Design Parc, Perludi

Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: Design Parc, Perludi

Design: Simple shapes and contrasting tones

Thanks to a manifold selection of structured foils and décor as well as different facets and styles, taste is coming into its own in 2016. The modern and simple shapes create an air of timeless elegance in both the children’s and youth’s section. In this way, the furniture can be used for a long time and combined with each other. (more…)

Mobility! En route with the child

Flexibility and comfort will once again play a major role in the baby and toddler outfitting sector in 2016 – an unabated trend in product areas such as pushchairs, car seats and baby carriers.

Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: UPPAbaby

Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: UPPAbaby

Flexibly on the move in all stages of life

The parents’ demands regarding mobile baby and toddlers’ products are still extremely high and this already applies for new-born babies. When the child is taken outdoors, besides aspects such as safety, quality, being light-weighted and compact, the parents especially rely on products that allow further development and can thus be used for longer. Here, combined pushchair and travel systems are extremely popular among many families, which mean that they only have to dip into their wallets once from the birth up until the end of the pushchair age. Such as, for example, pushchairs with a buggy attachment like those from the F-series by Gesslein, which can be implemented as additional components in a fast and simple way. This means it is no longer necessary to buy a buggy later on. (more…)

Kind + Jugend and Koelnmesse: on the job worldwide for the industry

The China Kids Expo 2015 in Shanghai opened its doors a good four weeks following Kind + Jugend. More than 60,000 trade visitors informed themselves about a variety of products from the baby and children’s outfitting segment from 20 to 22 October. The organisers of the trade fair drew up a very positive summary. The organisers of the exhibition were able to set new standards with a plus of 30 percent among international exhibitors and an increase in the number of visitors of 20 percent. The China Kids Expo is organised annually by the Chinese industry and commerce association China Toy & Juvenile Association and Koelnmesse.

Kind + Jugend 2015: new standards with international exhibitors and growth of visitors

Kind + Jugend 2015: new standards with international exhibitors and growth of visitors

Koelnmesse is also very engaged in Brazil. The Brazilian children’s outfitting market is the second largest in the world, and thus offers enormous potential for international brands. The Cologne trade fair specialist organises the children’s fashion trade fair FIT 0/16 twice a year and the new trade fair event PUERI EXPO, which will take place parallel with the summer edition of FIT as of 2016. However, winter is now before us: the next FIT 0/16 starts on 21 November. (more…)

Exclusive – The Kids Design Award in the Matchmaking365-Community of Kind + Jugend 2015

The Kids Design Award again was an important event at this year’s Kind + Jugend.

Very exclusively, we will present the submitted ideas for the Kids Design Award 2015 under its own category in the Matchmaking365-Community, starting from November 2, 2015.

Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: Crane

Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: Crane

During the next months, members can review and comment on over 200 concepts and ideas from all over the world, and can contact the designers directly. (more…)

Exchange online and offline – A guest commentary on Kind + Jugend 2015 from the Matchmaking365-Community

Norman Dahl, Community Manager of the “Matchmaking365-Community”, shares his impressions about his fair visit at Kind + Jugend 2015 and conversations with exhibitors concerning the new online service:

On September 10 the Kind + Jugend 2015 trade fair started. With this, exhibitors and trade visitors from all over the world came together. Many of them already met before the trade fair online in the Matchmaking365-Community and exchanged industry news. This was a good opportunity to visit the trade fair together with our project manager of the Matchmaking365 service, to collect impressions and experiences. Because this will help us to develop our service further.

Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: kiddy

Kind + Jugend 2015, stand: kiddy

After attending the award ceremonies and seeing the great nominations and winners, we visited many fair stands. Not an easy task with 1,141 exhibitors. Nevertheless, there was still enough time for nice and informative conversations. At the Kind + Jugend you can feel the passion for this industry. From high-tech to traditional craftsmanship everything can be found that will help babies, toddlers, and their parents during the first years. (more…)

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