Kind + Jugend 2019 presents Start-up Area for the first time

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Sixteen young companies from six countries with new ideas and concepts 

For the first time, Kind + Jugend is offering young, international, up-and-coming companies the opportunity to present themselves in the context of a Start-up Area. The Start-up Area is already fully booked with 16 providers. No wonder, because the opportunity to exhibit at the world’s leading trade fair for the baby and toddler outfitting industry at favourable conditions can be an important building block for success, especially for a young company. In total, over 1,200 companies from around 50 countries will be exhibiting at Kind + Jugend from 19 to 22 September 2019.

The 16 start-ups come from six countries, from Australia, Germany, France, Italy, Japan and the Netherlands.

The prerequisites for participation in the Start-up Area are that a company may not have existed for more than ten years and not yet have participated in Kind + Jugend as an exhibitor. Of course, it must be possible to assign the products shown to the exhibition segments of the trade fair. A look at the diverse assortment of the 16 participants in the Start-up Area shows: these offerings are exceptionally well-suited to the theme worlds of Kind + Jugend.

The 16 participants in the Start-up Area at Kind + Jugend:

•       Baby Bello, Netherlands

•       bada&bou, Germany

•       Buderum Bucket Company, Australia

•       By Alexandra Fabric Creations, Netherlands

•       Cosinuss GmbH, Germany

•       Fedde&Kees, Netherlands

•       Gorfion GmbH, Germany

•       Harmonianat srl, Italy

•       jaboo GmbH, Germany

•       Kiddo / Ava Inc., France

•       Litogami SAS, France

•       MOBINOV sarl, France

•       Rookie Berlin GmbH, Germany

•       Savvybaby Pty Ltd, Australia

•       Sunday Morning Factory Inc., Japan

•       ZAUNKÖNIG, Germany

Overview of the products:

•       A provider from the Netherlands is showing imaginative mobiles for children’s rooms (Baby Bello, Netherlands).

•       A German-Dutch company has tackled the wish to reduce diaper trash. The result is a diaper system that combines a soft, washable outer diaper and a just as reusable insert made of bamboo. Bamboo is known to be especially absorbent and is also a quick growing raw material (bada&bou, Germany).

•       Dirty laundry, not least cloth diapers, often need to be soaked before washing, not always an appetising task. An Australian company has thought up a clever two-bucket solution for this problem. The preparation for washing is thus easier and hygienic (Buderum Bucket Company, Australia).

•       A dedicated mother from the Netherlands has developed cheerful and practical play mats (By Alexandra Fabric Creations, Netherlands).

•       A Munich company offers digital health management systems, not only for babies and toddlers, but for the whole family (Cosinuss GmbH, Germany).

•       A Dutch provider presents sleeping bags and elastic bands that stabilise babies in their beds and thus ensure good respiration and sleep (Fedde&Kees, Niederlande).

•       A company from Constance produces cheerful beanies and tube scarves. Helmets for little snowboarders and skiers are also on the programme (Gorfion GmbH, Germany).

•       Biological care products for babies and toddlers are presented by a company from Parma in Italy (Harmonianat srl, Italy).

•       A company from Germany is presenting clever “stacking blocks”. They encourage kids to balance and play, thus promoting exercise and a sense of balance (jaboo GmbH, Germany).

•       A company from Paris has developed a special attachment for baby bottles. It simplifies the preparation of baby food on the go and while travelling (Kiddo / Ava Inc., France).

•       A French company has specialised in objects and toys made of environmentally-friendly and renewable raw materials and combined them with chargeable solar cells (Litogami SAS, France).

•       A company from La Celle St. Cloud, France is bringing a completely compatible auxiliary wheel with an electric motor for prams with it to Kind + Jugend. The auxiliary wheel can be mounted in a minute and can provide pushing assistance for up to 30 kilometres (MOBINOV sarl, France).

•       Premium carrying bags in an exclusive design, highly suited for everyday use and sustainably produced in Berlin (Rookie Berlin GmbH, Germany).

•       A company from Australia presents a bottle adapted to all baby needs. Among other features, the bottle offers a high level of drinking and breathing comfort for the child (Savvybaby Pty Ltd, Australia).

•       A Japanese company presents clothing, bibs and other textile products with an eco lable. Cheerful design, simple handling and craftsmanship in production distinguish the products (Sunday Morning Factory Inc., Japan).

•       A kids’ chair that promotes learning and participation can be seen at the stand of a start-up from Halle, Germany. The finely crafted chair grows with the child and offers many possibilities for children to develop their motor skills (ZAUNKÖNIG, Germany).

Koelnmesse – Global Competence in Furniture, Interiors and Design: Koelnmesse is the world’s top trade fair organiser for the areas of furnishing, living and lifestyle. At the trade fair hub of Cologne, the leading international fair imm cologne as well as the trade fair formats of LivingKitchen, ORGATEC, spoga+gafa, interzum and Kind + Jugend rank among the internationally renowned and established industry meeting places. These fairs comprehensively represent the upholstered and case furniture segment, the kitchen industry, the office furniture sector and outdoor living as well as the innovations of the furniture supply industry. Over the last few years, Koelnmesse has specifically added international fairs in the most important fast-expanding markets to its portfolio. These include idd Shanghai,  interzum guangzhou in Guangzhou and Pueri Expo in Sao Paulo. With ambista, the online portal for the interiors business, Koelnmesse offers direct access to products, contacts, expertise and events relevant to the industry all year round.

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