Optari – Makes Life Fun

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Optari manufactures colorful bags and accessories to make life more fun. The word “Optari” comes from the Latin word “optare” (pronounced “optari”), which means “to desire.” Owner Jeremiah Pent’s goal is to develop products that are fun, colorful, useful, and, most of all, that people desire. Optari is independently owned and operated and offers their customers are blessed personally and/or financially as a result of doing business with them.

Calypso Studios Introduces Hip Huggers™

Calyspo Studios Hip HuggersGrantsville, MD: January 6, 2014: Calypso Studios is offering 2 new collections in their Hip Huggers™ line, which they refer to as “the new fanny pack”.

The Boutique Collection has four exclusive styles – Tribal, Santa Fe, Navy Stripe, Red Stripe read this article. Each Hip Hugger™ is 7in x 4in, cotton bags, with adjustable leatherette straps. $6 wholesale, $14.99 sug. retail.

The new Chevron Collection features five Chevron patterns. Each Hip Hugger™ is 9in x 4in, cotton bags with adjustable nylon straps. $4 wholesale, $9.99 sug. retail.

Find Calypso Studios at the following trade shows:

Atlanta: The Southern Link – Gift Building 1613
Surf Expo: Booth 245
Dallas: Thomas & Moore – Suite 2953
Seattle: Traditions Unlimited Suite 130

New “Got To Have It” Products From Calypso Studios

Chevron Bags from Calypso StudiosVisit www original site.CalypsoStudiosInc.com to order their new items.

  • Item #037C, Chevron Tote Bag. A hip new tote in trendy chevron printed cotton fabrics. This fashionable yet practical carryall is the perfect bag to use year-round as a diaper bag, overnight bag, or work bag (fits most laptops)! The bag has a handy zipper pocket – perfect for your cash, cell phone, iPod, etc. 13.5 inches by 12 inches. 3 colors. Wholesale: $9.00, Sug. Retail: $19.99.
  • Item #1499C, Chevron Sling Bag. This petite pack, crafted from a fashionable chevron printed fabric, makes the perfect casual but fun on-the-go purse. The slim, sophisticated cross-body design is the perfect size for conveniently carrying all that you need. The top unzips to a lined interior for security of your personal belongings. Fully lined interior. 9.5 inches by 7.5 inches. Available in 3 colors. Wholesale: $6.50, Sug. Retail: $14.99.
  • Item #1428C, Chevron I.D. Wallet Keychain, In a cute chevron print, this compact cotton case features a front ID window and copper-colored signature key ring. Interior compartment for cards, coins, and cash, and a zipper top. 5 inches by 3.25 inches. Available in 6 colors. Wholesale: $3.00, Sug. Retail: $7.99.
  • Item #1014, Chevron Clay Copper Friendship Bracelet. Adjustable friendship bracelets adorned with a clay and copper handcrafted cross. Wholesale: $4.00, Sug. Retail: $9.99.
  • Other new items include Rhinestone Bead Collection Friendship Bracelets, Spike Collection Friendship Bracelets, Ella Collection Necklace, Charming Hair Ties, Glitz Hair Ties with Rhinestone Bead, and Light up Holiday Hair Flair. Available in Pumpkins and Holiday Lights!

About Face Designs Announces Sunnyside Up Collection

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Highland Park, IL, Dec. 15, 2012About Face Designs is excited to unveil its new Sunnyside Up® Collection at the winter gifts shows. There are several new designs within the line as well as the all new Sunnyside Up® Christmas and Sunnyside Up® Lifestyle Collections. Visit the About Face Designs website and receive a coupon for a FREE $5.00 Starbucks card when you preview the new About Face Designs line at a winter gift show.

These Gift & Decor Manufacturers Are Still “Made in the USA”

Manufacturing jobs have been on the minds of political candidates as well as voters during this election year. Every year in October, Gift and Home Retailer News surveys the landscape for manufacturers still producing goods in the USA. While a lot of heavy manufacturing has left our shores in search of cheaper labor, there are quite a number who continue to make things locally, and that usually translates to better quality, safety and environmental friendliness.

Dean Helfer Jr. of Channel Craft
Channel Craft began as a one-man operation back in 1983 from the back of a step van / traveling wood shop, when president and founder Dean Helfer, Jr. drove from craft shows to folk festivals peddling his hand-crafted Boomerangs and other wooden products. As the years went on, Dean and his crew looked for a permanent spot to set up a manufacturing plant. In 1991, Dean and Channel Craft settled into an old Army Corps of Engineers building south of Pittsburgh on the banks of the Monongahela River in Charleroi, PA.

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Calypso Studios Bendi-Bandz Adds “Glitz”

Calypso Studios Bendi BandzRICHMOND, VA- April 25, 2012 – Following the astoundingly successful Jan 2012 launch of Bendi-bandz wire headbands, Calypso Studios introduces its Glitz Collection. Like the original, Glitz Bendi-Bandz feature a thin inner wire that allows for easy shaping into a headband, bow, ponytail holder, scarf, bracelet, and more! Pain-free and fashion-forward, the accessory is $3.50 wholesale.

How Much Should You Pay Yourself?

<img class="thumb" title="Post Img " src="http://decor.cameoez check here.com/wp/wp-content/themes/decorwholesale/css/img/post-img1.jpg” alt=”” />If you are like many of the readers of this newsletter you are an entreprenuer, perhaps having started your own store and maybe adding other locations, or at least hoping to grow and expand someday. Along the way, you may wonder how much you should be paying yourself. The answer depends on several factors.

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MyQuickPrints.com Helps Stores Increase Profits During Down Economy with Print-on-Demand Capabilities

MyQuickPrints.com is a break-through internet distribution system that gives custom framers, gift shop retailers, and mall kiosk operators access to hundreds of professionally designed and personalized photos. The MyQuickPrints.com system allows the store owner to generate “Live” previews of personalized photos, print the photos on demand in their store, and frame the photos all within minutes.

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"Sustainability" Emphasis in Green Products

<img class="thumb" title="Post Image" src="http://decor click here now.cameoez.com/wp/wp-content/themes/decorwholesale/css/img/post-img2.jpg” alt=”” />This is Gift and Home Retailer News’ third annual “Green Issue”, where we highlight companies that are producing eco-friendly products and using environmentally aware processes. In this issue we spotlight “Sustainability”.

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