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Kind und Jugend
20th to 23rd September 2018
Koelnmesse, Cologne, Germany
Paving the way for international trade
More than 50 Baby Products Association members are gearing up to attend one of the world’s largest baby trade shows in September, Kind und Jugend, which takes place in Cologne, Germany from 20th to 23rd September 2018.
The Association will once again host its hugely popular UK Pavilion in the same 2,500 square metre space in hall 4.1 of Koelnmesse; with many participants occupying more stand space than ever before.
In the weeks leading up to the show, we will be highlighting some of the fabulous products our members will be exhibiting. If you are unable to attend Kind und Jugend but would like more information about any of the products highlighted, CLICK HERE for a full list of members and contact details.
Collaboration of inventors
NIPA Baby Ltd comprises a family of brands and was created by innovative children’s products inventors to combat copy products and provide mutual industry support. The Nursery Industry Productpreneurs Association is dedicated to inventors turned entrepreneurs offering original products. NIPA Baby products have been developed by parents, balancing life as entrepreneurs whilst raising families. The five NIPA Baby brands in the UK Pavilion are Tidy Books (children’s bookcases), Fill ‘n’ Squeeze (reusable baby weaning pouches), Snugglebundl (car seat blanket), Sock Ons (to keep baby socks on) and Baby Nails (The Thumble wearable baby nail file).
Visit NIPA Baby on Stand C-047b
TotsBots manufactures an award-winning range of reusable nappies, wraps and Bloom & Nora menstrual products in its own factory in the UK, using ethically sourced fabrics. It is one of the only nappy companies in the world to have its whole range certified to Oeko-tex 100 (class 1 standard for baby items). This certification guarantees that no harmful chemicals are present in its garments or any of its materials – right down to the thread used for stitching. Established in 2000 TotsBots realises the environmental and performance benefits of bamboo fibre as a replacement for cotton and will be presenting its eye-catching range of reusable absorbent hygiene products, including the latest ‘Elements’ print range. The TotsBots teams looks forward to welcoming you to its stand and is looking for global retailers for its entire range.
Visit TotsBots on Stand B-040
Scoring on style
BabyStyle UK Ltd has great pleasure in displaying its award-winning Oyster portfolio in the Baby Products Association’s UK Pavilion. Taking pride of place and centre stage on the stand this year will be the entire colour collection of the all new Oyster3, also featuring alongside the Oyster3 will be other members of the extended Oyster family. Visitors to the BabyStyle Oyster stand will also be able to see the Oyster Carapace i-Size infant & toddler car seat collection and take advantage of some special Kind + Jugend show deals.
Visit BabyStyle on Stand A050-054
Yoomi, the brand behind the self-warming bottle, is introducing two new award-winning products to create a revolutionary feeding system, enabling parents to express, feed and go.
Yoomi’s 3-in-1 Electric Breastpump offers mothers electric, battery and manual options and features nine suction levels, an LCD display and a soft silicone breastshield for total control and comfort at an affordable price. As well as the standard rapid cycle, Yoomi’s new Deep Clean Electric Steriliser includes a deep clean cycle for complete peace of mind. The steriliser also charges the Yoomi 60 second warmer giving parents a completely integrated feeding, warming and cleaning system.
Visit Yoomi on Stand 4.1 A043
New British luxury skincare brand – Harry & Rose – will be exhibiting at Kind und Jugend for the first time presenting formulations developed for treating sensitive skin. Harry & Rose has already secured a number of international distribution agreements and an exclusive listing at 572 Boots stores in the UK. Harry & Rose will exhibit its award-winning range comprising a soft lotion, hair-body wash, bubble bath and will feature its new innovative baby nappy spray. The collection will include a selection of elegant gift sets perfect for new parents and baby showers.
Visit Harry & Rose on Stand 4.1 045B
Soft and natural
Mori believes that every moment is worth embracing: from the sleep deprived times to the snuggles fuelled by laughter. Each moment is a magical milestone important to your growing family. Because of this, Mori creates products that help to welcome babies to the world with a gentle touch from sustainable materials. Mori uses the softest and highest quality products made with a family’s wellbeing in mind. Crafted carefully from sustainable sources to ensure that its manufacturing methods are environmentally conscious and that only natural materials touch a baby’s delicate skin.
Visit Baby Mori on Stand 4.1 C041B
Ready to hatch
The UK Pavilion in 2018 will once again see egg® and Quail® exhibiting on their own stand jacent to BabyStyle Oyster. The team is delighted to present the entire stunning egg® range featuring exquisite new colourways for both egg® and Quail®. Visitors to the stand will also be the first to see the brand-new egg® buggy which will be making its international debut in September and Team egg® will be pleased to introduce this and the new colour ranges at the show.
Vsit BabyStyle on Stand 4.1 A050
Nimble, a UK producer of plant-based cleaning products for children’s mess, returns to Kind und Jugend with its fabulous range again this year. Products include Milk Buster (patented bottle cleaner), Sticky Stopper (bleach-free toy & surface cleaner) and Laundry Lover (kids’ clothes detergent) available in different sizes. These products are sold in seven countries and Nimble would love to see further international expansion. Products are all made in the UK using plant-based ingredients.
Visit Nimble on Stand 4.1 C045C
Rosa and Bo is a British designed nursery brand founded in 2015. The collection includes Nesting Babies developmental toys – one of the first Russian Doll inspired toys safe for babies and toddlers. The company has new products launching at Kind und Jugend and extends a warm welcome to everyone to its stand.
Visit Rosa and Bo on Stand 4.1 C045
Brightening up the night
Meemoobaby will be presenting the Meelight - a wearable nightlight which helps parents see to feed and care for their baby at night. The Meelight’s soft, golden, dimmable glow doesn’t overstimulate helping mum and baby to fall back to sleep more easily. Rechargeable, with a timer option, Meelight is the perfect night light.
Visit Meemoobaby on Stand 04.1 B-046a
Brand new to market
D2M Innovation will be exhibiting five new products that it has developed with its clients – some of which have won multiple awards in the nursery sector. D2M provides a complete pencil to profit design service and is showcasing products that demonstrate the innovative and exciting nature of the company’s work. All products are looking for global distributors and retailers and visitors to its stand will see first-hand D2M’s unique, agile product development process.
Visit D2M on Stand 04.1 A-044
Heritage and innovation
One of the UK’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of quality nursery furniture, mattresses, highchairs, changing mats and developmental toys will also be joining the UK Pavilion again this year. East Coast Nursery has built up and enviable reputation for beautiful, reliable products with a proud 58-year heritage and passion for innovation and design. In addition, East Coast’s Silvercloud division will be presenting its award-winning nursery bedding accessories and gifts. The brand takes pride in offering unashamed luxury at affordable prices with details such as hand-finished edges, embroidery, applique and super soft fabrics. The range includes matching bedding, curtains, blankets and gifts sets – each piece lovingly designed in the UK.
Visit East Coast Nursery on Stand 04.1 B-043
It’s all in the curve
Ruk-bug will be introducing its Solis – the ultimate pushchair for life on the move which delivers the strength and size of a pushchair with the convenience of a stroller. The pushchair has a strong, durable, lightweight curved frame and claims to be the first in the market with an innovative magnetised buckle locking device. Ruk-bug develops products tested against standards for 2018; delivering on user-experience and style for the baby care sector. Suitable from birth to 22kg.
Visit Ruk-bug on Stand 04.1 B-053a
Ready to go
Zellie will be joining the Association again with its British collection of award-winning bags including the Zellie Adventure Bag, totes, backpack packs and small nappy wallets. From hospital bag to a changing station pram bag and then an overnight/family travel bags, Zellie baby bags are in it for the long haul.
Visit Zellie on Stand 04.1 B-042a
Comfort from the jungle
The Baby Products Association prides itself on encouraging innovation and one of its newest members, Dumforter, will be presenting its products to the industry for the first time. Johanne Holman is excited to launch a fully characterised 3-in-1 soother, teether, comforter with Zsa Zsa Zebra, Ellie Elephant, Gerry Giraffe, Pepper Panda and Terry Tiger from its inaugural ‘in the ‘wild range.
Visit Dumforter on Stand 04.1 C-045a
2018 UK PAVILION EXHIBITOR LIST (please click on company name for full details)
|04.1 A-049||A little bit Brilliant|
|04.1 B-047||Baby K'Tan|
|04.1 C-041b||Baby MORI|
|04.1 C-043a||Baby Products Association|
|04.1 A- 054||BabyStyle Oyster, Hybrid|
|04.1 A-050||BabyStyle, Egg|
|04.1 A-040||Bambino Mio|
|04.1 B-045||Cheeky Chompers Ltd|
|04.1 A-060||Cosatto Ltd|
|04.1 B-043||East Coast Nursery|
|04.1 C-041||Easy Tots|
|04.1 C-045b||Harry & Rose|
|04.1 A-044||Innovations by D2M|
|04.1 C-043||Baby Hub|
|04.1 C-A045||Kereso- Natural Sea Sponges|
|04.1 A-041||K-Play International Ltd|
|04.1 B-048||Littlehouse Furniture|
|04.1 B-040a||Love Precious Baby|
|04.1 C-041a||MJ MARK|
|04.1 B-042||Mummy Loves Organics|
|04.1 B-056b||My Carry Potty|
|04.1 B-042c||Nana's Manners|
|04.1 C-045||Rosa & Bo|
|04.1 C-040||Steribottle Limited|
|04.1 B-041||Sweet Dreamers|
|04.1 B-053||Smitten Baby / Generation Baby|
|04.1 C-044||Wombat & Co. London|
UK Pavilion News (round-up of the 2017 show)
Lords and Dragons
The Baby Products Association certainly upped its game in Cologne this year, as the UK Pavilion at Kind und Jugend was not only bigger and better than ever before; with more participants and eye-catching branding; but also attracted attention from Lords and Dragons too.
Touker Suleyman of BBC television’s Dragon’s Den spent several days in the UK Pavilion supporting current business interests and exploring opportunities to support new UK innovations. Lord Digby Jones of Birmingham who is chairman of a number of businesses including On Logistics which is the UK distributor for Apramo; and also served as the UK’s Minister of State for Trade & Investment from 2007 to 2008, spent a day visiting the UK Pavilion and expressed his admiration for the exhibition area saying: “It’s incredible to see so many British companies together flying the flag. Seeing the prominent branding in the UK Pavilion – which is the focal point of the entire hall – makes me feel proud to be British.
This year, more than 70 companies participated in the UK Pavilion with every type of product for pregnancy and babies possible including toiletries and wipes, feeding and teething accessories, toys and furniture and of course strollers and car seats. The dedicated networking area in the centre of the Pavilion proved hugely popular, not only with exhibitors in the Pavilion, but encouraged international buyers to remain in the area to meet colleagues and enjoy refreshments. Demand for the UK Pavilion bags, sponsored by BabyStyle, was huge, with Julie Milne of the Baby Products Association commenting: “I couldn’t put the bags out quickly enough – they were snapped up like hotcakes and it was great to see them carried around the exhibition halls and also in Koln town centre - they certainly attracted visitors to the UK Pavilion.”
The Baby Products Association also produced an independent UK Pavilion Directory again this year, which proved a useful tool for buyers searching for specific British companies and is light and easy to carry for future reference too.
The UK Pavilion Networking event which took place on the first day at the close of the show, was well attended by British exhibitors and retailers and buyers attending the show and was extra special this year with a jazz band providing a jovial atmosphere. This was provided by Nursery Today magazine which jointly sponsored the event to celebrate its 20th anniversary. AllPort Cargo Services, which provided the logistics for many exhibitors in the UK Pavilion also sponsored the event – ensuring plenty of free drinks and nibbles to be enjoyed by all.
Whilst numerous Baby Products Association members return to the UK Pavilion at Kind und Jugend year after year, 2017 had an unprecedented number of brand new companies new to the industry. Stephen and Sarah Cummins of Mooncow commented: “We choose to use Kind + Jugend as a platform to launch our company Mooncow with our very first product. The feedback and response was overwhelming and we could not be happier with how it went. We have a significant number of leads that have and will lead to business now and in the future. We feel really positive about the future of Mooncow and are looking forward to designing and developing further products.”
Motherly Love, which produces natural skincare products for pregnancy and babies, also attended the show for the first time, with Jan Bastard of the company stating: “It was our first time attending this trade show and the UK Pavilion was very well laid out and looked very professional. Our products are on the periphery of the main show theme as this is a baby and toddler show and we are predominantly pregnancy with some baby products. For this reason, we did not expect to have big numbers interested in our products. We were therefore very pleased with both the number of positive leads that we got and the broad country base that they came from.”
Robert Anslow, managing director of the Baby Products Association, concludes: “The UK Pavilion moved to a new location, Hall 4.1 of Koelnmesse this year and we were uncertain about how this would work for our members. However, it was noticeable that this area was busier than other halls at the show – to the point that several companies in Halls 10 and 11 have enquired about relocating to the UK Pavilion next year. Early feedback from our exhibitors indicate that 2017 was another very successful show.”
Thanks to the sponsors of the 2017 UK Pavilion:
2017 UK Pavilion Exhibitor List