Best of NY Gift Fair: Kina
The sister brand of Nui Organics, Kina handcrafts its baby booties in New Zealand using premium lambskin made from lambs that die of natural causes. No purposely bred animals or synthetic materials go into its shoes, according to Kina, just "recycled" lambskin that would otherwise go to waste.
Lined with a 100 percent lambswool inner, Kina's booties feature an elasticated opening for easy slipping on and a secure fit. They're available in five sizes from newborn through 2 years. For kids who are walking, however, Kina says its booties are for indoor use only.
Colors for 2008 include blue, pink, red, camel, chocolate, and spice. Retail starts at $35. ::Kina Collection