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COMPANIES Plagarius 2019 – Brother Spielwaren defends itself against product piracy

The audacious imitation of existing products has been awarded the famous “Schmähpreis” by “Aktion Plagarius e.V.” since…

February 19, 2019

COMPANIES Children’s tableware – Bamboo products insufficient according to Öko-Test

Öko-Test has tested various children’s tableware sets in the Children and Family Yearbook. In contrast to the plastic ve…

February 19, 2019

Shoes Viking – two-time award for the winter boot Hero GTX

The Norwegian company Viking Footwear was awarded the ISPO Award 2019 and the Scandinavian Outdoor Award 2019 for the ne…

February 19, 2019

Industry Mesh industry – Declining demand and rising production costs

Despite good sales, the German knitwear industry is entering the 1st quarter of 2019 with uncertainty. Companies are rep…

February 18, 2019

TOYS Ravensburger launches new toi+ game console on the market in autumn

Will this be the successor to the box-office hit tiptoi? Ravensburger presented toi+ at the International Toy Fair. This…

February 14, 2019

COMPANIES Lego launched streetwear collection and relies on Augmented Reality

In cooperation with the Danish subsidiary Kabooki, Lego launches the first streetwear collection for adults on the marke…

February 14, 2019

COMPANIES Lupaco becomes climate neutral – Interview with founder Eva Corsten

The German company Lupaco is now taking off as a climate-neutral company under the management of its founder Eva Corsten…

February 14, 2019

Children's Fashion Sustainability is becoming increasingly important in children’s clothing

A new study by Washington University reveals the negative environmental and social consequences of fast fashion. We’ve b…

February 13, 2019

COMPANIES Sales growth for the toy trade 2018

BVS Handelsverband Spielwaren is forecasting a slight increase in sales for 2018. According to expert estimates, Germans…

February 12, 2019

FAIRS & EVENTS Playtime Paris – satisfaction and increase of Chinese buyers

With around 558 brands, 128 of which exhibited for the first time at the fair (a new record for newcomers), the 25th edi…

February 11, 2019

COMPANIES Erwin Wieffering is new Managing Director and President of Britax Römer

Since January 2019, Erwin Wieffering has been President and CEO of Britax Römer with responsibility for the European, Mi…

February 11, 2019

COMPANIES Karen Pascha-Gladyshev becomes new Managing Director of Lego GmbH

Since February 2019, Karen Pascha-Gladyshev has been the new Managing Director of Lego GmbH and is responsible for busin…

February 11, 2019

FAIRS & EVENTS Dot to Dot disappointed by declining number of visitors

The eleventh edition of Dot to Dot London for the AW19 collection took place on 1 and 2 February 2019 at Crypt on the Gr…

February 8, 2019

COMPANIES Amazon participates in Hatch Baby and brings Alexa to the nursery

Hatch Baby is a start-up company that offers a smartphone controllable baby monitor and a smart baby scale. With the par…

February 7, 2019

COMPANIES Öko-Test gives clear verdict on biscuits for babies and toddlers

Öko-Test tested six children’s biscuits and above all found sugar, fat pollutants and mineral oil. Only one cookie recei…

February 7, 2019