Pet Gifts Spending

They greet you when you get home, keep you company on a lazy Sunday. Your pets are part of the family, and Americans are spoiling them with holiday gifts this year, according to the American Express Spending & Saving Tracker.

Here are the highlights on pet spending this season:
Fido’s gift: 65% of pet owners plan to purchase a holiday gift for their pet, and they’ll spend an average of $100 on each pet (vs. $178 in 2013).
Most Popular pet gifts:
  • Treats (66% vs. 63% in 2013)
  • Toys (59% vs 77% in 2013)
  • Pet’s own holiday stocking (34% vs. 38% in 2013)
  • Accessories like collar/leash (27% vs. 39% in 2013)
  • Clothing (18% vs. 23% in 2013)

American Express Spending & Savings Tracker

SebaMed Black Friday Special

Enjoy 20% off all skin and hair care products and receive a free gift with every purchase on November 28th, Black Friday. Use Promo Code: blackfriday14 on SebamedUSA.com.

Free gift with purchase includes: 2 travel size Everyday Shampoos, 2 travel size Moisturizing Body Lotions, 2 travel size Cleansing Bars and a full size Moisturizing Face Cream.

A Small Potato Reason to Shop Early For the Holidays

There is more than candy canes stuffing the stockings this year – as the Small Potatoes™Magic Toy Maker App launches giving users the opportunity to personalize their very own plush character based on the wildly successful television show and movie, Small Potatoes, created and produced by Little Airplane Productions. The playful app delivers more than just a digital experience providing users with the opportunity to create holiday-themed plush toys that are delivered directly to a customer’s doorstep. With one week to go, it’s time to order your potato.

The app opens with lively music and a magical factory visitors can enter and meet the cheery Small Potatoes who love to play dress up. Customizing is fun and easy:

  • Mix-and-match to customize hundreds of options with costume themes such as an Angel, Snowman, Santa, Santa’s helper elf and fancy New Year’s Eve fanfare
  • Design and Personalize the Small Potatoes hangtag
  • Order by early November 2014 for an on-time holiday arrival

The six-inch high characters are made from chenille-style fabric for extra softness and retail for $19.99 including shipping. Manufactured by Animal Magic, one of the most reputable global plush toy manufacturers. The personalized Small Potatoes Magic Toy Maker app launches the company’s newly formed Factory-to-Consumer division called F2C Ltd. The Company will ship throughout the US during the holiday season and expand its distribution destinations in the New Year.

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The Small Potatoes Magic Toy Maker app, produced by Bay Area mobile publisher FatRedCouch, brings the magic of toy making to life and will celebrate key holidays throughout the year allowing fans to customize for special occasions.

“We are very excited to expand our Digital+Durable division with F2C Ltd. The Small Potatoes is a perfect brand to launch the Magic Toy Maker. Small Potatoes are sweet and funny and they love to play dress up! It’s been a successful show and movie on Disney Junior, and has a wonderful fan base on Facebook. Ruby will be the first character we bring to life as a customized plush toy for fans through an interactive app experience that delivers a physical good direct to the customer,” says FRC founder and CEO Nicole Lundeen.

FRC developed the Magic Toy Maker; a front-end mobile entertainment experience for Animal Magic’s newly launched F2C division. Consumers will use an innovative digital experience, created by FRC, to design, customize, order, and gift personalized Small Potatoes.

“We’ve integrated two industries to put creative power into the hands of consumers, while helping evolve our business model,” says Piers Morgan, founder of Animal Magic.

The Magic Toy Maker app is free to download via Google Play or Apple iOS. Delivery of toys is currently available within the United States only, with other countries to follow. To learn more, please visit MagicToyMaker or FatRedCouch.

About FatRedCouch:

FatRedCouch blends brands and technologies to create innovative entertainment, publishing, and educational experiences using digital platforms and physical goods. In 2014, the company has launched multiple products based on Puff, the Magic Dragon and Appisodes forWordWorld, the long-running and award-winning PBS series. FatRedCouch is also slated to launch 12 new titles on at least six different distribution platforms covering: creative content, games, health, interactive TV, Appisodes, and interactive/connected toys.

To see the complete library of FRC products, please visit FatRedCouch.com.

K Fashion New York Honoring Patricia Field

The K-Fashion Project came to Shanghai, China highlighting three Korean collections: JESSI N.Y.Buckaroo Jeans and Zishen at The Waterhouse on the Bund. Each collection was showcased in a runway show styled by K-Fashion’s Culture Ambassador, Patricia Field.

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Supported by the Korea Fashion Association, the K-Fashion Project is a global initiative that features a handpicked group of promising Korean brands to nurture in their efforts to break into new markets. This year marks K-Fashion Project’s third time showing in New York City and first time showing in China.

 

Patricia Field’s involvement in The K-Fashion Project stems from her visit to Seoul in June of 2012. Invited by the Korean Government, Field visited the stores of Korean designers, including Buckaroo Jeans whom she worked with on last three New York showcases.  Since then, Patricia Field has continued to support the program each year by mentoring and advising each group.

 

DESIGNERS: JESSI N.Y.

JESSI is a women’s contemporary brand that dares to chase the new, yet landing within a spectrum of trends. Turning familiarity and cutting-edge trends into city-chic wearable styles, is JESSI’s mix and match aesthetic.   www.jessi.co.kr

 Buckaroo Jeans Retro Modernism, Original Denim Jeans Casual- The brand concept of retro-modernism and original denim jeans casual is mainly based on the idea of dichotomy between the modern new and the friendly old that is reminiscent of New York Jeans of the 50s and 60s.  www.buckaroo.co.kr

 Zishen Zishen is a casual men’s and women’s lifestyle brand. Zishen, meaning “oneself,” aims to bestow self-confidence to the wearer. The clothes are a hybrid of comfort with a stylish edge, available at a contemporary price point. www.zishen.com

 

About Korea Fashion Association Korea Fashion Association is a special body corporate established in 1985 under the Ministry of Knowledge Economy with the purpose to advance the Korean fashion industry with approximately 300 total fashion companies including domestic national fashion brands, fashion designer’s brands, trading companies and fashion related businesses as our members, Korea Fashion Association has been taking the initiative to protect the rights of our members and promote our members, and strengthen and globalize the competitiveness of the Korean fashion industry.

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