Mud Pie Celebrates Apparel-Only Showroom at Atlanta Apparel Mart

Mud Pie, a market leader in home, kids , fashion gifts and apparel, officially  opened a new apparel-only showroom at the Atlanta Apparel Mart this week.  The 600 sq. ft. space in Building 3 is open during Atlanta apparel shows, gift shows and year-round by appointment.  The showroom will feature upcoming line introductions as well as in stock and ready to ship offerings for dresses, separates, outerwear, jewelry, handbags and accessories.

The move marks Mud Pie’s continued expansion into women’s apparel.  Fashion has been the fastest growing category for Mud Pie since launching in 2010.   Mud Pie and OneCoast also recently announced the launch of a new OneCoast Mud Pie Fashion Division, a specialized team of experts that serve as stylists and consultants to help retailers build the right assortment for their stores.  According to Fred Pannek, President of Mud Pie, “The new showroom puts Mud Pie where fashion retailers buy, when they buy.  With this new showroom and our dedicated sales force, we will be able to serve apparel buyers with the right product at the right time.”

And Maria Pozza, Mud Pie Sales Division Regional Sales Manager for the Fashion Division adds “The Mud Pie Apparel Showroom not only showcases what’s now for our customers, but what’s next. The experience is unparalleled; the showroom is aesthetically superb with classic Mud Pie touches while creating an elevated shopping experience for our customers.  The Fashion Team could not ask for a more incredible showroom that allows them to connect with the Apparel buyers on a personal level with a clear, defined vision of what’s to come.”

Mud Pie Atlanta Apparel Showroom – Building 3, #8-E111A.  For information or to book an appointment contact 1-800-998-1633 or visit https://wholesale.mudpie.com

 

 

About Mud Pie

Mud Pie is a leading gift company, founded by current CEO, Marcia Miller in 1988. The company began with 10 living items, and has since grown into an award-winning manufacturer of baby & kids apparel, fashion & accessories, and home pieces all designed to celebrate life’s special moments.  Mud Pie is based in Atlanta, GA and is available in over 16,000 specialty retailers and department stores worldwide.

Spring-Summer 2018 Color Trends

By Madeline Merryman, Division Sales Manager of C.R. Gibson

As Spring/Summer 2018 is quickly approaching, a new wave of color and design trends are expected to hit the market. According to industry reports and CR Gibson’s findings, you are likely to see a range of designs including animals, florals, natural elements, modern lines, intricate patterns, and textile pieces trending this summer. Aviary Garden, Earth Tones, and Tropical are three of the many color & design trends popping up in the 2018 market, and you will be sure to catch these designs and patterns in the retail industry for Spring/Summer 2018.

Aviary Garden: A bit unconventional and a tad old-fashioned. Painterly feminine florals and watercolor backgrounds are the focus, while birds nesting in the branches, ornate butterflies, and beautiful insects play a supporting role. Delicate shades of pink and peach combine with some of the most vivid hues to create this romantic look. The Aviary Garden color trend includes soft toned pinks and corals with bolder accents of pinks, turquoise, and greens. Finishes include a mixture of shiny, matte, and aged golds. Embellishments include glitter, foil, transparent/semitransparent materials, and soft feminine fabrics and touches.

 

Earth Tones: A salute to the ultimate inspiration, this look draws on the majesty of mountains, earth forms, trees, woodland characters, feathers, and leaves to inspire its design. Wood and bark in all their forms are present, as well as a host of natural fibers like canvas, jute, and natural yarns. Discover nature’s palette in the warmest browns, earthy greens, and dashes of cinnamon and lusty ochre. The Earth Tones color trend includes earthy greens, tans, and rock tones with uncoated, textured, rich, and industrial finishes. Embellishments include canvas, cording, jute, and vines.

 

Tropical: A vibrant rhythm of calypso colors tango with tropical patterns in a dance as steamy as the rainforest itself. With a nod to the pulse of the jungle, sultry splashes of neon characterize visuals of lush foliage, while vivid birds, festive fruit, and flashy florals swing and sway to a tropical beat. Tropical colors include bold prints paired with solids or tonal prints, neon bright set against black backgrounds, and metal accents. Finishes include matte/gloss combinations and texture mixing, while embellishments include glitter, sequins, foil, pom-poms, and tassels.

 

Woodstock Chimes | Tuning Inspirations

Some of the most memorable Woodstock Chimes are the ones tuned to melodies and scales heard throughout the world from ancient times to the present.

The very first Woodstock Chime was created because of a tuning inspiration. Garry had read of the Scale of Olympos, a 7th century musical scale from a Greek flute player, but couldn’t hear it, because the notes could not be played on modern instruments. He cut aluminum tubes to the exact frequencies of the notes of the scale and thought what better way to hear music from this scale than to have the notes be played randomly by the wind? Garry created the Chimes of Olympos and a business was born. Not only is the chime’s music beautiful, it turns everyone who hangs it into a musician!

There are Woodstock Chimes tuned to scales from Asia; our Magical Mystery Chime – Taj Mahal is tuned to a scale from Northern India, the Chimes of Kyoto, which is tuned to an ancient Japanese scale found on early zither instruments, and the Chimes of Java which is tuned to the scale of the gamelan degung, a traditional Javanese musical ensemble.

You can also find Woodstock Chimes tuned to famous songs and melodies, like the Woodstock Happy Birthday Chime, the Woodstock Ode to Joy Chime and the Star-Spangled Banner Chime.

Famous composers also serve as inspirations for Woodstock Chimes tunings. The Chimes of Mozart, Pachelbel Canon Chime and Chimes of Bach are three examples of chimes tuned to music by great composers.

Woodstock Chimes have a rich, pure sound quality that comes from premium materials, expert design and fabrication methods and, of course, precise tuning. The length of each tube is honed and the sound is checked using an electronic tuning system to ensure the note is correct and the sound is pure. Some call this “precision tuned,” some call it “musically tuned.” We simply call it beautiful.

Want to see more of our Famous Melodies collection? Click here to view more!

Holiday Display Inspiration with Mud Pie

By Chad Gieseke, Mud Pie

Meet Chad Gieseke, Director of Visual Merchandising at Mud Pie as he talks through some merchandising tips that will help you transition from season to season. Click now to view this great, engaging and informative video now that will inspire your holiday spirit.