giggle Selects 2016 Etsy Open Call Winners

Meet the two Golden Purchase Order winners!

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At giggle, we’re always on the lookout for fresh and modern products that parents (and babies) will love. From innovative design to a new twist on old faves, our assortment of items are unique from what you might find anywhere else. That’s why we were thrilled to partner up for a second year with Etsy Wholesale and their Open Call program.

Open Call is a chance for independent designers to introduce their products to a variety of retailers. For us, it’s a unique chance to get these designers out in front of our customers and offer new, one-of-a-kind creations. Chief Merchandising Officer, Kit, had a chance to meet with all the qualifiers and talk with them about their products.

“There was so much talent and passion. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet not just the sellers but the makers, hear their story and learn their journey,” she said. “Very touching and powerful.”

This year, we selected two Golden Purchase Order winners, which guarantees that we will purchase their products for our stores and online. We are excited to watch their progress and be part of their path to success.

Our winners were:

Clover & Birch: Owner Taylor Melton offers artisan and modern wood toys for the free spirit. You can check out her Etsy shop or Instagram to see some of her wonderful works.

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Wishing Elephant: Owner Carolyn Caffelle takes apparel to new heights with her baby costumes, clever baby clothes and adorable baby bodysuits. Check out her work on Etsy and Instagram.

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“We were looking for great products that our customers will feel emotionally connected to,” says Kit. “And we found them at Etsy Open Call.”

Stay tuned for more fun as we follow our winners through the process and into our collection!

Photo credit: Erik Valind Photography