Friday, March 25, 2011

2 Entrepreneurial Mothers Offer Locally-made Kid-inspired Products (Denver Metro Area)

2 Entrepreneurial Mothers Offer Locally-made Kid-inspired Products (Denver Metro Area)

A must-see at the Junior League of Denver Holiday Mart this year: Monkey-Toes and Pig Pen Designs!

(PRWEB) December 2, 2004

Monkey-Toes, owned by Jenny Chism, focuses on fun, fashion-forward childrenÂ’s footwear such as Little Ladies (ladybug-theme) and Leap Frogs (frog-theme) complete with springy shoelaces. Pig Pen Designs, owned by Sydney Cymbala, has the solution for clean-up after childrenÂ’s meals and doubles as playtime entertainment with a reversible chalkboard. Pig Pen Designs products include Splat Mats, Travel Mats and Place Mats that feature hip patterns to match any décor and have a dual-purpose chalkboard to keep the kids entertained. Jenny Chism and Sydney Cymbala, two local women entrepreneurs, have created original products for a growing industry: children-oriented merchandise. Both Jenny and Sydney started their businesses after motherhood; and both have continued pursuing their American dream since becoming mothers. Running a business is both time-consuming and challenging, but Jenny and Sydney agree it is wonderful to be able to do what they enjoy and be successful businesswomen. Come checkout these innovative products and support locally owned businesses – stop by the Junior League Holiday Mart! 

The Junior League of Denver Holiday Mart is open Thursday, December 2nd through Sunday, December 5th, 2004 at The Wings over the Rockies Air & Space Museum at Lowry – 7711 East Academy Blvd, Denver, CO. The Mart features thousands of unique gift items offered by retailers and artisans from throughout the country and is a favorite spot for finding items for the holidays. The Holiday Mart is brought to you by The Wynkoop Brewing Company and Cherry Creek North. For information on the Junior League’s Holiday Mart, please visit www. jdl. org or call 303-360-5360.

About Monkey-Toes: A subsidiary of Garnishes, Inc., Monkey-Toes began in 2002, blossoming from a love of children and painting, as well as the dream of being an all-American entrepreneur and stay-at-home mom. Jenny Chism, single mom and owner of Garnishes, Inc., designed Monkey-Toes, a hand-painted shoe line of animals and insects for small children. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the line, Monkey-Toes is expanding into socks and other clothing accessories in early 2005. Monkey-Toes products can be purchased online at www. monkey-toes. com and in specialty stores.

About Pig Pen Designs: Created in 2004 by Sydney Cymbala of Parker, CO, Pig Pen Designs is a company dedicated to providing parents with a stylish alternative to baby motif found in most baby superstores, while still providing the required functionality. Sydney began product development after her own sonÂ’s obsession with making his surroundings a “pig pen.” Her desire to have stylish décor in her home rather than cartoon-driven merchandise motivated her to use hip, in-style designs. Pig Pen Designs specializes in designer splat-mats and placemats with reversible chalkboards. Pig Pen products make mealtimes, craft time and playtime clean up a snap, all with a designer look. Pig Pen products can be purchased online at www. pigpendesigns. com and in specialty stores.

For additional information on Monkey-Toes contact Jenny at 720-231-8726, and for additional information on Pig Pen Designs contact Sydney at 303-841-4445.

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BrylaneHome®, Home & Lifestyle Brand, Launches Plus Size Product Line

BrylaneHome®, Home & Lifestyle Brand, Launches Plus Size Product Line

BrylaneHome®, a leading home and lifestyles brand in the portfolio of Redcats USA, announced today the launch of a new product line - Plus Size Living - designed to further enhance the quality of life for its plus size customers.

New York, NY (Vocus) June 9, 2009

BrylaneHome (http://www. brylanehome. com/)®, a leading home and lifestyles brand in the portfolio of Redcats USA, announced today the launch of a new product line - Plus Size Living (http://www. brylanehome. com/Home-Plus-Size-Living. aspx? DeptId=19828&12PerPage=1) - designed to further enhance the quality of life for its plus size customers.

The Plus Size Living product line specializes in unique, "hard-to-find" products at affordable prices that improves the customer's overall lifestyle and adds comfort to their day-to-day life. The initial merchandise offering is targeted in four distinct categories: Outdoors (chairs, step stools, beach set, umbrella); Healthy Living (exercise items, health monitors, personal care products); Indoors (chairs, bath products, sleep aids); and Accessories (seat belt extenders, hangars, travel products).

With more than 100 years of plus size expertise, Redcats USA capitalized on its understanding of the plus size customer and seized an opportunity to better serve its loyal customer base by developing this new product line. As part of the launch, Plus Size Living will be featured in a printed insert in the BrylaneHome® and KingSize® Catalogs, which will be in-home this week, as well as featured on the BrylaneHome®, KingSize® and OneStopPlus. com® websites.

"Based on feedback from our customers, as well as positive response to an initial test at the end of last year, we knew we had created a successful and much needed product line," said Kevin McGrain, SVP and General Brand Manager for BrylaneHome®. "This is an underserved market and we have the expertise and know-how to fill this niche and provide a service to our plus size customers."

Check out Plus Size Living (http://www. brylanehome. com/Home-Plus-Size-Living. aspx? DeptId=19828&12PerPage=1) at BrylaneHome. com (http://www. brylanehome. com/), KingSizeDirect. com (http://www. kingsizedirect. com/) or OneStopPlus. com (http://www. onestopplus. com/).

About Redcats USA
Redcats USA is a dynamic, multi-channel, web-driven home-shopping leader, with numerous well-known brands in its portfolio: AVENUE®, Woman Within®, Jessica London®, Roaman's®, KingSize®, BrylaneHome® and BrylaneHome® Kitchen sold on OneStopPlus. com®, The Sportsman's Guide® and The Golf Warehouse®. Redcats USA offers a wide range of value and quality driven merchandise categories, including men's and women's plus-size apparel, home and lifestyle products, and sporting goods/outdoor gear.

About Redcats Group
In apparel, home furnishing and leisure, Redcats Group brings together 14 brands in home shopping: AVENUE®, Woman Within®, Jessica London®, Roaman's®, KingSize®, The Sportsman's Guide®, The Golf Warehouse®, La Redoute, La maison de Valérie, Vertbaudet, Cyrillus, Somewhere, Daxon and Ellos, present in 30 countries. Redcats Group generated 3.69 billion euros of sales in 2008, including 42.2% on Internet and employs approximately 20,000 associates. Redcats Group is based on a multichannel distribution network combining e-commerce, catalogues and stores. Redcats Group is a PPR Company. For any further information: www. redcats. com.

Contact Information:
Pat Cross
Vice President, Corporate PR & Communications
Redcats USA
212-502-9315

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