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Online Crafting E-Tailer Lullubee Announces Expansion into the National Retail Market with New Product Launch
New York, NY (PRWEB) October 28, 2014
Lullubee, (lullubee.com), the online craft kit company, announced today it has recently launched a new line of childrens craft kits for the retail market, expanding its business to retail locations across the country.
Lullubees new retail craft kits are now available in various Hobbytown stores, and in select specialty toy stores in the US, on Lullubee.com, and on Amazon.com.
According to the Craft and Hobby Association, 62.5 million people participated in one or more crafts in 2012, and 85 percent of crafters make their purchases in a store or outlet location.
With this expansion into the retail space, and as the nation turns its attention to seeking quality, unique gifts for the holiday season, Lullubee considers itself well positioned for growth.
We are excited to offer our craft kits in specialty hobby and toy stores across the U.S., said Lullubee co-owner Tiffany Dekel. While we still consider our monthly subscription boxes to be our core business, bringing our childrens kits to the retail market makes them more readily available to a broader group of consumers, Dekel said.
Among Lullubees top sellers are needle felting kits. Needle felting is an art form that involves sculpting raw wool with special needles. Needle-felted objects make great toys, puppets and dolls, because of their durability and the natural textures of the wool. All kits include detailed instructions and all required materials.
We have chosen to expand into the retail market with childrens kits in order to better serve that market segment. We tend to sell more adult kits online. The volume of our kits has increased, and hopefully by next year, you will be able to walk into any specialty toy or craft store and see our products, said Dekel.
Products available in retail locations include:
Classic kits: DIY Artist Kit, DIY Princess Wreath Kit; $ 19.95
Needle Felting kits: DIY Owl Kit, DIY Gnome Kit, DIY Painting With Wool Kit, DIY Mushroom Kit , DIY Needle Felted Hair Clips; $ 24.99
In January 2015 Lullubee will launch a new product line called Lullubee Collectibles, which will include multiple family groups. Each family will be comprised of related characters such as Sea Creatures, Forest Friends and others.
Kids love to collect things, and with this new line, they will be able to create their own collectible families, said Dekel.
To support Lullubees expansion, Chief Operating Officer Tammy Dekel (MBA Finance/Marketing/International Business) recently joined the companys leadership team.
“I was delighted to join Lullubee earlier this year to lay the infrastructure that can support the growth we are currently experiencing. Moving into a larger space, hiring fun staff that love working with the beautiful materials we source, and ensuring that Lullubee stands for quality, fun, and creativity, Dekel said.
Founded in 2012 by Tiffany Dekel and Laura Lee Burch, lullubee was created to make it easier for you to start crafting. Lullubee offers a line of classic craft kits and monthly subscriptions. Lullubees kits feature easy-to-follow tutorials and all the materials you need. Lullubee craft kits and Craft of the Month Clubs are available at http://www.lullubee.com. Gift subscriptions are also available. For more information about our products and their availability please contact us at wholesale(at)lullubee(dot)com, or call us in NYC: (917) 387-4664. Craft to it!
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San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014
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Sherman Oaks, California (PRWEB) October 29, 2014
Like many young adults on the autism spectrum, most of the students at Exceptional Minds digital arts vocational school can easily find their way around a computer, iPhone or game console. More difficult for these students with high-functioning autism are the soft skills needed to succeed in meaningful careers, a challenge that Exceptional Minds is addressing with its expanded job readiness program.
This is a population with tremendous technical creativity, said Exceptional Minds Director of Operations Yudi Bennett, pointing to her students high pass rate for accreditation in major software applications and subsequent visual effects work on movies such as Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, American Hustle and Lawless. But theyll never be able to reach their full potential unless we give them the skills they need to be able to work in these highly collaborative, creative fields, she added.
This month, Exceptional Minds expanded its workplace readiness program. Board certified behavior analyst Benjamin Maixner now joins Laurie Stephens, Ph.D., Director of Clinical Services for Education Spectrum, Altadena, California, in providing key developmental training and one-on-one consultation for students enrolled in the vocational school. Exceptional Minds is the only digital arts academy of its kind with a three-year vocational program for preparing young men and women living with autism for meaningful careers in digital animation, post-production, visual effects and multimedia.
Few, if any, work readiness practices are available for this population beyond preparing disabled workers for repetitive tasks. Very little exists in the way of highly specified job training for individuals with ASD, particularly with a focus on teaching both the technical and the intangible, social aspects of the job. While many of the expected behaviors on the job are learned intuitively by most people, those with ASD can also learn the skills, but need explicit training and practice in order to do so, commented Dr. Stephens.
There have been studies around teaching people with disabilities to work in a pizzeria, for example. But theres a huge gap in terms of this population and post-high school vocational training, and we see that gap throughout society in general, agreed Maixner, who was brought in to incorporate soft skills training into all areas of learning, including students project development similar to a real work environment. This is really a first in my field of behavior analysis and once we develop a scientifically validated approach, that is going to be impactful for others wanting to prepare these high functioning individuals for other occupations, he added.
Gaps in social skills, difficulty working in groups, and adapting to change are all hallmarks of autism spectrum disorders (ASD), which will affect the job prospects of an estimated 750,000 young adults with autism in the U.S. in the coming decade. These individuals are statistically more likely to have difficulty with the social norms needed to attain a meaningful career, and are less likely to keep a job as a result, even though their skills and technical proficiency may very well exceed others in their age group.
Proven practices such as multiple exemplar training will help develop the resiliency and adaptability students need to succeed in fields that are highly collaborative, and better prepare them for a career in which every project is unrelated to the previous one, yet requires a core set of technical skills. Were really talking about the fluidity of their skills, or what companies call their core competencies in that when they are presented with a new problem, they can apply all those skills and not just be able to do one thing, explained Maixner.
With soft skills training and what many view as this populations creative and technical advantages, graduates of Exceptional Minds three-year digital arts program are expected to be strong candidates for fulfilling jobs in the highly competitive fields of visual effects and post production.
About Exceptional Minds (http://www.exceptionalmindsstudio.org): Exceptional Minds is a non-profit vocational center and working production studio for young adults on the autism spectrum. Chartered in 2011 to provide the training necessary for creatively-gifted individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) who may not otherwise be able to make the transition from high school to the working world, Exceptional Minds offers technical proficiency and work readiness skills that prepare students for careers in graphic arts, animation, web design, visual effects and rotoscoping. Located in Sherman Oaks, California, Exceptional Minds is both an instructional learning facility and a working studio with hands-on student involvement in production projects, many for the film industry.
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Silicon Valley, CA (PRWEB) October 22, 2014
Silicon Valley etailer startup Pookis Mahi announced today the launch of its Green Tea Collection. The collection fulfill customers request for classic teas in loose leaf, teabag and pyramid sachet forms.
Customers provided feedback to Pookis Mahis Customer Advisory Board for over a year before launching a pilot of the collection last year. Pookis Mahis customer based wanted every day teas that are fragrant and priced for low-end and higher end markets with shipping included. In addition to Pookis Mahis new green teas, the Hawaiian Island Teas are also included in the collection.
Pookis Mahi has a lengthy process to assess suppliers and the entire supply chain ecosystem from ordering the product to fulfilling it before including them into any product collection, Wholesale Program or Private Label line. Our tea manufacturing partners have been easy to collaborate and execute, says Pookis Mahis Founder/CEO Les Magsalay-Zeller.
Les explains, Celebrities at red carpet events love Pookis Mahis 100% Kona coffee Single Serves and our award-winning teas. Pookis Mahi brand expanded because of the quality of the suppliers weve selected, their attention to detail and ability to execute. Pookis Mahi is expanding the 100% Kona coffees and tropical teas offered in the Single Serve product line with new flavors in 2015.
2011 NAMIC Best Performance Award Winner Khandi Alexander, for Drama for Treme (2010), remarked, There were several teas to choose from. All of the teas smelled like a big bowl of fruit. Love the smell of Pookis Mahis Tropical Pomiberry tea. Very impressed with the CEOs transition as a high tech company exec into starting a food and beverage brand using the knowledge Les learned while in Silicon Valley based corporations. Great attitude; we love being around a founder who is excited about their products and have an infectious positive energy.