Crib bedding and accessories are manufactured by dozens of designers. But little information is available to help consumers understand the differences between the competing brands. Glenna Jean, just one of these manufacturers, has a unique set of availability, design, price and value characteristics that should be considered by anyone thinking of purchasing a Glenna Jean crib bedding set.
Glenna Jean baby bedding collections, generally more expensive than prominent competing brands such as Kidsline, Lambs & Ivy, or Brandee Danielle, are characterized by premium fabrics, sophisticated design, and made-in-the-USA workmanship. They make a wide assortment of nursery decorating accessories to complement their bedding sets, although these accessories generally are not as extensive as are made available by Kidsline. While readily available online, Glenna Jean merchandise has significantly less representation in national baby store chains and specialty stores. Advance planning is important when purchasing Glenna Jean bedding because retailers often do not carry it in stock, requiring you to wait weeks before receiving your desired product - and shipping times can often vary considerably.
Glenna Jean does not continually manufacture all of their bedding collections. They constantly adjust their production schedule in response to incoming orders from retailers who sell Glenna Jean products. In addition, their production schedule is affected by fabric availability. Glenna Jean also accumulates orders for particular bedding collections over days, or sometimes weeks, and ships all accumulated orders for that bedding collection at one time. All of these factors make shipping times of their merchandise highly variable – depending upon when in the cycle you place your order, it can take anywhere from 2-8 weeks for delivery, ignoring fabric availability problems which can sometimes stretch delivery times even further.
Glenna Jean uses premium-grade fabrics, favoring soft-textured fabrics in hand-patched bedding. Their fabrics can be purchased separately to make other nursery decor of your choosing. Glenna Jean designs are meant for families who desire a sophisticated, more “grown-up" appearance for their nursery. Their designs generally incorporate little in the way of traditional “babyish" features. If you desire a very “juvenile" look for the nursery, Glenna Jean crib bedding may not be the correct choice for you.
Because most Glenna Jean merchandise is assembled in the United States, it can be particularly appealing for Canadian customers purchasing from a United States online retailer. It can be shipped to Canada duty-free, thereby avoiding charges of 17% or more of the purchase price that apply to bedding manufactured in China or India.
In summary, while priced higher than many competing brands, Glenna Jean crib bedding may be a good choice for those seeking a very sophisticated nursery appearance and premium grade fabrics.
Robert Meier is President of Baby Supermall, an internet retailer of Baby Bedding , Glenna Jean Bedding and Nursery Theme Decor .