News + Inspiration

Post written by Angela

……………………………………………………………………………………………………

At KidStyleFile we are always searching for the best to bring you, our readers. Whether it is the latest news from a long-established and well known brand, or the new discovery of a brand new talent, we’re on the hunt.

We deal primarily in the boutique and the unique: things not typically found in chain or department stores, and things that have a story behind them. Stories of love, care, passion, imagination and creativity. Stories of people, connection and meaning expressed through objects that enhance, improve and inspire a thoughtful, fun and well lived life with children.

There is enormous creativity, talent and dedication out there. All over the world individuals are working to make the world a better place for kids through what they express with their own hands.

This motivation and dedication of individuals to create beautiful objects for children to enjoy imparts a sense of goodness, tenderness and warmth that is enormously good-spirited and inspirational and we want to celebrate that.

KidStyleFile is pleased to launch our ‘I Made This’ New Design Talent segment, and invites submissions from eligible designer-makers. Please read below for full information on eligibility criteria and submission requirements.

View our ‘I Made This’ column archives here.

……………………………………………………………………………………………………

KidStyleFile ‘I Made This’ New Designer-Maker Talent Program

The KidStyleFile ‘I Made This’ New Designer-Maker Talent program has been launched to offer independent designer-makers of products designed for babies and/or children a high profile platform from which to present their product/s to the market; both individuals and wholesale and retail entities. Submissions are now open until further notice from independent designer-makers meeting the eligibility criteria and submission requirements below. Successful candidates will have their work featured on KidStyleFile as part of a regular monthly column.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Candidates must comply with all criteria and requirements set out below.
  • Products submitted must be designed specifically for for babies and/or children only.
  • Candidates must be fully independent, and must have no stockists other than their own web stores (which must be solely dedicated to their own brand: mixed brand sites are not eligible), or co-operative stores (etsy, MadeIt etc.) or physical market stalls at the time of publication.
  • Candidates must have a direct role in the design, production and manfacture of their products: products must be hand made by the designer maker i.e. no factory makes, no third party designers.
  • Only individual candidates working alone will be considered.

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submissions are open to independent designer-makers worldwide who are able to ship to Australia.
  • Candidates must represent themselves in their submisssion. No agencies please.
  • Candidates must fully comply with the submission guidelines below to be considered for inclusion. Compliance does not neccessitate inclusion and no correspondence will be entered into regarding this.
  • No more than 1 submission will be accepted per week, and each submission must be unique.
  • Successful candidates agree to post a “As Seen on KidStyleFile” button with a link on their website/blog/store page etc.
  • The candidate makes their submission at their own risk, and gives full irrevocable permission to KidStyleFile to publish the submission on the KidStyleFile.com.au website.
  • KidStyleFile accepts no liability relating to submissions.

How To Make A Submission:

If you meet all the criteria and requirements above please email the material required below to imadethis@kidstylefile.com.au with “I Made This: <your business/label name>” in the Subject Title:

  1. A single  .jpg or .png image of 500×500 pixels
  2. A title for your product
  3. The price of your product (in AUD$ as well as native currency – use currency conversion tools where appropriate)
  4. A link to the product
  5. A 50 word description of your creative aim with this product.
  6. Whether or not you are seeking wholesale or retail stockists, or just individual orders.

Please adhere strictly to these requirements as only fully compliant submissions will be considered for inclusion.

Comments

More News + Inspiration