Bananafish Announces Infant Bedding and Room Decor Lines to be Showcased at ABC Kids Expo

Licensed Collections Include Debut Skip Hop Lines, MiGi and “All You Need is Love”

NEW YORK, NY, September 4, 2007 - Bananafish, leading manufacturer of better infant bedding and nursery decor and newest company of The Betesh Group, is pleased to present its latest collections at the ABC Kids Expo taking place in Las Vegas, Nevada from September 7-10, 2007 in booth 5723. In addition to showcasing its own signature collections, Bananafish will unveil the much-anticipated debut licensed crib bedding and room decor collections from Skip Hop, along with licensed nursery bedding and decor lines from MiGi and “All You Need is Love”.

Fifteen exciting baby bedding patterns and coordinating room decor will boast Bananafish’s signature use of contemporary and sophisticated color and patterns. Designed with the combination of upscale fabrics and special embellished touches, four-piece crib bedding sets range in price from $150 - $600 at retail. Highlights of some of the feature bedding and decor patterns include:

Cocoa - A luxurious mix of imported jacquard and plush faux mink fabrics coordinate with a printed floral cotton scrim to create the ultimate deluxe nursery. The chic combination of chocolate and sea glass green creates a fashionable flair for ultra-pampered babies. Suggested Retail Price for a four-piece bedding set: $600

Confetti Boy - Designed with a festive combination of lime green and periwinkle solids coupled with modern dots and stripes, the Confetti Boy collection is the ultimate in sleek nursery decor. The unique crib bumpers are gusseted and made in four separate pieces to enhance the mix and match feature of the ensemble. Suggested Retail Price for a four-piece bedding set: $300.

Country Cottage - Inspired by tradition at its best but with a modern twist, a time-honored floral print is paired with flirty multi-color stripes and bold raspberry accents. The contemporary take on a traditional pattern is a dreamy combination! Suggested Retail Price for a four-piece bedding set: $300

Crayon - The painterly palette of Crayon is perfect for both boys and girls. Soft chenille paired with whimsical cotton dots and stripes give this multi-textured group both a rich look and feel. Suggested Retail Price for a four-piece bedding set: $300

An expanded line of coordinating room decor including musical mobiles, lamps, decorative pillows, blankets, diaper stackers, valances, photo frames and more, has an opening Suggested Retail Price point of $39.99.

To compliment the bedding and room decor, the premiere collection of Bananafish diaper bags will be displayed. The “DB Collection” (SRP $150) featuring chic shapes and colors, is crafted from textured flocked linen and leather trim, with accents of decorative design details including Bananafish starfish logo hardware, brushed gold buckles and embossed iconic starfish studs. The “Getaway Collection” of diaper totes includes a variety of spacious travel cases (SRP $75) with room enough to carry all of Baby’s essentials while on weekend jaunts. Designed with fun contrast color graphic stripes and dot patterns printed on cotton sheeting with a clear PVC “under glass” overlay, features include insulated bottle holders, changing pads and removable organizational “mom pockets” for quick access to secured essentials.

Also to be presented at ABC is Bananafish’s premiere licensed lines of crib bedding and room decor. Included in the mix is the much-anticipated debut collection of better baby bedding and accessories for Skip Hop. Marking the first licensing venture for Skip Hop, the lines reflect the true Skip Hop spirit - modern, functional and relevant for the lives of today’s contemporary parents. Product categories include: five-piece bedding sets, comforters, blankets, crib sheets, bumpers, wall organizers, decorative pillows and lamps. Five-piece bedding sets will start at $210 at retail in January 2008.

Additional licensed bedding and room decor includes better baby bedding brands “All You Need is Love” and MiGi. “All You Need Is Love”, licensed from Sony/ATV Tunes LLC (©1967, ®1995 All rights reserved), is a whimsical collection of infant bedding and room decor based on the ever popular music and lyrics of the famed John Lennon and Paul McCartney song, used under license by Sony/ATV Tunes LLC. Colorful lyrics and imagery inspired by the timeless tune are translated into a baby friendly bedding pattern. The four-piece bedding set includes a quilt, crib sheet, bumper and crib skirt (SRP $200). Babies will drift to sleep in sweet sanctuaries while a musical mobile plays their parents’ favorite tune!

Parents who appreciate great style and comfort in a bedroom environment are sure to love MiGi nursery bedding and room decor. The stylish sets featuring whimsical motifs include “Posy”, a soft palette of pale pink, white and celadon for girls, and “Pinwheel”, pastel blue, white and mocha for boys. The six-piece bedding sets feature a beautiful embroidered cotton percale comforter, window valance, lightweight twill crib sheet, cotton twill crib skirt, bumper and diaper stacker (SRP $190). The trend setting designs that fit contemporary lifestyles also embellish fun mobiles, lamps, pillows, lined baskets, window sheers, chic diaper bags and more for baby girls and boys. “Sweet” and “Splash” patterns in bedding and decor are also available.


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