A note from our founders: Support the Malala Fund for International Women’s Day

March 7, 2017 in Appaman News

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Wednesday, March 8th is International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.  At Appaman, it’s a chance to acknowledge the incredible contributions of women specifically in business and the workforce, because as a 95% female team, we feel the weight of this every day.

We work hard, we multitask, we support our fellow colleagues, and we share and celebrate the exciting moments together, including everything from professional or personal successes to internet-breaking news about Beyoncé’s legendary twin pregnancy announcement.

During a recent office meeting, we discussed International Women’s Day, the many events being held this Wednesday around the country and in our own city, and the implications on our staff. We decided that if a team member has an event, a project, a march or an experience they want to have on this day, we would not stop them and the work could wait.

The office will remain open, and to honor this day, we are donating 20% of all Appaman.com sales made through Friday, March 10th to the Malala Fund.

It’s estimated that worldwide, over 30 million primary school-aged girls are out of school, and 98 million will not complete their secondary education. The Malala Fund has a mission to help girls complete 12 years of safe, quality education. This is a cause that Appaman is proud to support.

We have two daughters that don’t want for anything.  As parents, it is a challenge and an important goal to help them understand how privileged they are to have food on the table, clothes on their backs, and, most importantly, the opportunity to attend school.

We hope that you will join us in supporting this cause.

If you are interested in contributing to the Malala Fund through your Appaman.com order, please be sure to place it by 11:59 PM on Friday, March 10, 2017.
For information about the Malala Fund, including more opportunities to give support, please visit www.malala.org.

Regards,

Lynn and Harald Husum
Appaman Co-founders

Malala Yousafzai, co-founder of the Malala Fund. author, human rights & education advocate, and the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate.

Malala Yousafzai, co-founder of the Malala Fund. author, human rights & education advocate, and the youngest ever Nobel Prize laureate.

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Need a friend? Print your own foldable Appaman monkey

February 24, 2017 in Appaman News, DIY, In the news

Never be lonely again with the all new Appaman Foldable Monkey!

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Story time!

You may remember that Appaman, Inc. was inspired by and named after the childhood companion of our founder, Harald Husum. When Harald was a kid growing up in Norway, he had a stuffed corduroy monkey named Appaman (“monkey man” in Norwegian) who accompanied him on many fantastic adventures through the fields and fjords. The original Appaman now lives at Appaman HQ in NYC, and while he doesn’t go on as many adventures as he used to, he continues to inspire us, reminding us of the spirit of adventure and imagination of those youthful times.

Now, you can make your very own Appaman to accompany you on your adventures, wherever they may take you. And…it’s free! All you need is a printer, scissors, and either tape or glue. Download and print the PDF from appaman.com/foldable, cut out, and assemble your 3-D papercraft Appaman figure according to the included instructions. (Hey kids: Go wrangle yourself an adult to help with some of the trickier cuts, especially if you print it on heavy paper)

For a limited time we’re including one paper foldable, pre-printed in full color on glossy cardstock, in every Appaman.com order. This special thank you gift for our customers is ready for you to cut, fold, glue, and — most importantly — play with!

Don’t forget to share your adventures with us! We’d love to document all the shenanigans that Appaman is getting into all over the world. Take a photo of your paper Appaman, post it on Instagram, tag us (@appaman) and hashtag your photo #appamanfoldable. Be sure to tell us where he is!

Check out this video and watch a paper Appaman come to life:

Click here to download PDF

 

Spring Style Preview

January 26, 2017 in Appaman News, Featured, New This Season

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It’s still winter here in NYC, home of Appaman HQ, but all this talk of swimsuits and tropical vacations has us itching for warm weather and spring fashion. We are excited to treat our fans to a sneak peek of some of the new looks that are on the way.

Can you blame us? Every season, Appaman co-founders Lynn & Harald work step by step with our awesome designers with the goal of creating great looking, comfortable clothing that kids will feel their best in. This season, we experimented with some new styles and bold colors, collaborated with some fantastic illustrators for our artist-designed prints, and carefully refined the fit of some of the returning best sellers. We think you’ll love the result. From our soft, premium cotton signature graphic tees, slouchy cozy sweats, to our fan-favorite Fine Tailoring collection, there’s something special for every kid.

Take a look at some of our Spring 2017 favorites (after the jump):

Want to be the first to find out when the new collection launches? Sign up for our newsletter on the Appaman.com home page.

 

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Introducing Resort 2017

January 26, 2017 in Appaman News, Featured, New This Season

Appaman is thrilled to announce the launch of our newest seasonal collection: Resort 2017, now available on Appaman.com.

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We channeled tropical vibes to bring you a selection of swimwear, cover-ups, tops, and shorts that are bold, bright, and ready for adventure, to take you from the sand to the surf.

 

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Shop the collection now on Appaman.com.

 

A Kardashian Christmas in Appaman

January 4, 2017 in Appaman News, Holiday Style, Star Style

We love seeing kids wearing Appaman for the holidays. Kourtney Kardashian shared these great photos of her son, Reign, wearing his Appaman Mod Suit at the Kardashian-Jenner annual Christmas party.

Check out our Instagram account for more photos of Appaman fans in holiday ensembles. Share yours with us by tagging @appaman or #appaman.

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Happy Holidays From Team Appaman!

December 21, 2016 in Appaman News, NYC

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Wishing a very happy holiday to you and yours.

Love,

Your friends at Appaman

As a bonus, here’s the entire Appaman staff singing a little “Jingle” we recorded at our office, just for you, complete with dishware percussion!

Happy Holidays from Appaman HQ from Appaman on Vimeo.

Appaman Wins 2016 Earnie Award for Best Boys’ Collection

October 28, 2016 in Appaman News

We are happy to announce that Appaman is the 2016 recipient of the Earnie Award for Best Boys’ Collection.

Here is the original Appaman himself, pleased as pie! Thank you so much to anyone who nominated or voted for us.

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Press Roundup: Appaman in the News!

June 26, 2016 in Appaman News

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Our spring/summer 2016 children’s clothing collection brought lots of amazing press coverage! From beloved kids fashion trade magazine Earnshaw’s to new mom bible Pregnancy & Newborn, we appeared in some of our favorite magazines this season. The Appaman spring/summer looks that got the most play in the media included a mix of shorts, pants, swimwear and tees from our warm weather faves.

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Celebrity-Approved Style
Some of our favorite celebrity style moments happened this season, too. Actor Ian Chen from the hit TV show Fresh Off The Boat chose to sport an Appaman Fine Tailoring boys suit in his interview with the pop culture source Vulture. Other star studded highlights included our Meyer Bomber Jacket in LV Ten magazine on Breanna Yde of Nickelodeon’s new TV show School of Rock. 

 

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Appaman: The Top Pick for Editors (and their kids)
We were so excited to see Parents Latina magazine’s editor in chief Grace Bastidas posing for her editor’s letter photo with her two adorable daughters sporting head-to-toe Appaman! Her older daughter wore the bold and bright Abstract Circle Tee with our sporty chic Stanton Jogger pants in a girly shade of salmon rose. Her younger daughter wore our super-fun Ice Cream Circle Tee from our Mini collection of cool baby and toddler clothes.

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One of our favorite media moments this season was the “mini Instagram fashionista” segment that appeared on Hollywood Today Live.  The mini David and Victoria Beckham darlings (aka @ministylehacker and @officialmisstiff) wore Appaman Fine Tailoring in their star turn. Our boys suit looked the part!

Meet the Newest Appaman Staffers!

December 12, 2015 in Appaman News

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In recent months, we’ve welcomed a few new faces here at Team Appaman, and it’s high time we introduce you to the newest members of our crew. As a small company, we’re a sum of our parts and want our fans and customers to get to know who is working hard together behind the scenes to bring your favorite Appaman gear from an idea to a shoppable, wearable and adorable product:

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Lisa Christiano (Wholesale Account Manager)
When our friend Jenna headed back home to her native Texas, Lisa came on board, bringing a longtime love of fashion and a retail background to the wholesale side of Appaman. Lisa is from Rockland County (but moving to Jersey City with her fluffy little dog, Ghost) and loves to read, write, travel, and watch movies. She is always down for some serious Harry Potter chat. But be warned that she’s a loyal Gryffindor before getting into a debate about the best Hogwarts house.

Danielle Civil

Danielle Civil  (Production/Design Assistant)
Remember Intern Dani from our Intern Q&A? Well, she’s back! Dani was such a great intern that we insisted on snatching her back up as a full-time employee as soon as she graduated from the University of Delaware, where she earned a a degree in apparel design and a minor in entrepreneurial business. Dani is from the suburbs of Philly, and loves animals (particularly sloths and manatees, but she has cats, turtles, and fish of her own), travel, photography, yoga, chai tea lattes, and Game of Thrones. Dani has had her sights set on the fashion biz for a long time. In her fifth grade yearbook she predicted that she’d be a fashion designer. Good thinking, fifth grade Dani!

Valerie Schwall

Valerie Schwall (Girls Designer)
It’s a basic requirement that all Appaman employees must love dogs, but for Valerie, it’s an interest that is particularly career relevant! When Valerie was younger, she decided to teach herself to sew by creating clothing and accessories for her dog. Soon after, she applied and was accepted to fashion school with a sewing portfolio composed entirely of dog clothing. At FIT, she expanded her interest to human clothing but still loves making beautiful wardrobes for her fur child, Meatball, who dresses better than many people. Valerie hails from New Paltz, a hippie town in upstate New York, where she gained a soft spot for tie dye. You’ll usually catch her in her signature head-to-toe black, except for when she and Meatball decide to wear matching holiday outfits.

 

Appaman Won an Earnie for Best Kids Coats!

October 20, 2015 in Appaman News

WE WON AN EARNIE!

For the second year in a row, Appaman snagged a prestigious Earnie Award from Earnshaw’s Magazine for Best Outerwear (aka best kids coats and jackets). The Earnie Awards are Earnshaw’s way of recognizing the best children’s brands for their excellence in design. Earnshaw’s is an institution! For almost 100 years, they’ve remained the most influential children’s industry trade magazine. We’re honored to earn their award for best outerwear for girls and boys again.

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The 35th annual Earnie’s award ceremony took place last night at the ENK Children’s Club in New York City with a runway show featuring some of our best kids coats. Our Faux Fur Coat in Cameo Pink sashayed down the runway in style.

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We are so proud of our 2015 Earnie Award, especially since it came from our peers. All winners of the Earnie Awards were chosen by thousands of retailers and manufacturers in the children’s industry. A huge thanks to everyone who voted for us–we are truly honored!