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Christmas time is cuddle time: Steiff opens three new stores

From 2 December 2017, you can buy the Steiff animals with the famous “button in the ear” from new stores in Munich, Mannheim, and Ludwigsburg. In addition to the cuddly toys, there is also a fashion a…

November 23, 2017

Armedangels launches its first kidswear capsule collection

The kidswear segment offers enormous opportunities for eco-fashion brands. During Berlin Fashion Week this summer, for example, The Green Showroom and the Ethical Fashion Show offered display areas fo…

November 23, 2017

Digitalisation of the nursery: smart toys

The billion-dollar business of networked devices in the Internet of Things (IoT) has made its way to the nursery. In this year’s Christmas business, so-called smart toys are playing a major role for r…

November 23, 2017

LOOP: Pantolinos Manufaktur wins the German Design Award

Pantolinos Manufaktur has won the German Design Award 2018 in the area of Excellent Product Design in the category “Baby and Child Care”. The expert jury awarded this honour for the company’s leather…

November 23, 2017

The retail trends until 2025

“Trends in Retail” is the title of a joint study by EHI, HDE, Qatar TNS, and KPMG, based on a nationwide representative survey of more than 1000 consumers. It was first carried out in 2011. The latest…

November 23, 2017

Digitalisation in After-Sales Service is important for SMEs too

After-sales services are just as important as pre-sales services. But the potential of after-sales services has not yet been fully exploited. Here, we reveal why the digitalisation of this area makes…

November 21, 2017

“Morocco is a strong and important location for the textile industry”

From 26-27 October, MAROC IN MODE – MAROC SOURCING presented the latest developments in the Moroccan textile industry. With 1779 visitors, including 1020 from Morocco, the trade fair organisers record…

November 21, 2017

Slipstop launches a mini-me collection of fabric slippers

Children’s feet are particularly sensitive. Nevertheless, nothing beats a natural barefoot feeling. Since 2014, the Munich company Slipstop has sold its colourful fabric slippers for children of all a…

November 21, 2017

Advent season is advert season

The fourth quarter is traditionally the quarter with the highest spending on advertising. The latest analysis by the commercial research firm Nielsen shows that around one-third of the total annual ad…

November 21, 2017

An Eye on the Baby – Smart Nursery and Wearables

Baby’s nursery is becoming more digital. According to Statista, 23% of all parents have a baby monitor with camera. If these devices transmit signals such as images or sound to a smartphone, then they…

November 21, 2017

Alibaba pushes Amazon from the e-commerce throne

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba posted record sales of €22 billion on Singles Day. In comparison, the online platform Amazon had an annual turnover of €12.8 billion in 2016. That means that Alibaba m…

November 16, 2017

Cyberjammies launches London collection

With “Lily and Leo”, the British nightwear label Cyberjammies has launched a family-friendly pyjama collection with London motifs. The prints range from typical traffic signs to the world-famous landm…

November 16, 2017

How fit are medium-sized companies in terms of digitalisation?

“Potential Analysis: How digital are Germany’s medium-sized companies” is the title of a study commissioned by PricewaterhouseCoopers WPG 2017. Here are the main results:

November 16, 2017

“The Key to Confidence”: Oeko-Tex publishes a consumer study on sustainability

Niche or no niche? Sustainability is the top theme of recent seasons, especially in the fashion industry. This can be seen, for example, in the growth of sustainability-themed trade shows during Berli…

November 16, 2017

Baby 3.0, or the digital nursery of the future

With 23 million new smartphones per year and a turnover of €1.8 billion in networked building technology, there is enormous growth potential in the “Internet of Things” sector. In a new series, Luna J…

November 16, 2017