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NEW YORK—Ike Behar has licensed PS Brands/Planet Sox for men’s dress socks in the U.S. and Canada. The first socks will be in stores by March 2014 and full collection will follow for fall 2014.
Ike Behar president Alan Behar commented, "While Ike Behar is best known for the heritage of fine dress shirts and coordinating neckwear, our goal continues to be to present the totality of the Ike Behar brand as a full collection of dress furnishings, tailored clothing, sportswear and accessories. This agreement moves us one step further. Planet Sox has an enviable position as one of the world’s largest makers of hosiery for the entire family. This fine company enhances our total brand and we look forward to growing this fashion accessory category with their very capable team."
Plant Sox CEO Elie Levy added, "For over fifty years, Ike Behar has been bringing design excellence to men's furnishings. With fashion socks becoming a wardrobe staple, we feel it is the perfect time to forge an alliance with this iconic designer."
PS Brands/Planet Sox is a designer and manufacturer of private label and branded socks. Its licensed brands include Fila, Esprit, Kensie, Hind, Disney and Sport Essentials. PS Brands was founded in 1994. The company announced a new license for Head socks earlier this month.
KMJ Holdings, a division of Bluestar Alliance, and PS Brands have announced the signing of a USA/Canada socks and hosiery license agreement for the Kensie® and Mac & Jac® brands. The line will be produced under PS Studio, PS Brands’ better market division.
Building upon the Kensie brand’s success as a ladies’ young contemporary line, the socks and hosiery categories will expand on the cutting-edge and feminine aesthetics of the brand while keeping true to the brand’s mantra to "Make Pretty."
In a release sent to Stylesight, Susan Spindell, Manager of PS Studio, stated, "We are thrilled to join forces with Kensie®, as we love their contemporary approach to women’s fashion. Their collections call out for great leg wear, so we will truly complement each other."
PS Brands will begin marketing the line to Department stores and better specialty chains in the USA and Canada in January 2012.
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NEW YORK—PS Brands/Planet Sox has been licensed by Head Sport GmbH for Head brand socks in North America. The multiyear license covers sport, tennis and performance socks and will be in stores by February 2014.
"PS Brands is the perfect group to manage the growth of the iconic Head brand socks back into the market," said Head Sport EVP Georg Kroell. "The company is a true leader in the sock category, and we see a very positive future in this new partnership."
PS Brands CEO Elie Levy added, "Historically, the Head brand has always been dedicated to creating high-performance products. We look forward to continuing that trend with our Head sock products. We are excited to maximize on the brand’s heritage, continue the current momentum in the marketplace and grow this new category."
Head, best known for its tennis and ski businesses, started in Baltimore in 1950. Founded by aeronautical engineer Howard Head, the company first focused on bringing new metal and plastic technology to downhill ski design. In the 1960s, Head started a tennis division based around aluminum-frame racquets. Head Sport GmbH is based in Austria.
PS Brands/Planet Sox is a designer and manufacturer or private label and branded socks. Its licensed brands include Fila, Esprit, Kensie, Hind, Disney and Sport Essentials. PS Brands was founded in 1994.
New York, NY – June 13th, 2011 – CORE-FLEQT® , an innovator in reflective insulation technology for the global outdoor apparel and accessories market, announced today that it will be launching their patent pending insulation technology through licensing agency TSG Brands. CORE-FLEQT® insulation technology offers an ultra-lightweight, reflective insulation solution for apparel, cold weather accessories and hand wear manufacturers in an easy-to-cut-and-sew form. CORE-FLEQT® was created with performance and function in mind to deliver a warmer, lighter, breathable solution to what's being currently offered in the market place.
"CORE-FLEQT® is filling a void of performance and innovation in the outdoor apparel industry by bringing a revolutionary and easy to understand technology that delivers laboratory proven benefits" said Joe Munda, Co-Owner of CORE-FLEQT®. "Apparel companies are searching for innovation and value added technology as an avenue for growth in the outdoor apparel industry and we believe CORE-FLEQT® provides for both. By partnering with TSG Brands, we have developed a licensing strategy that will launch CORE-FLEQT to the fore-front of the cold weather apparel and accessory market." "We are excited to be partnering with CORE-FLEQT® to bring their technology to market" said Allie Sutton, President of TSG Brands. "Joe and his team developed a proven technology with tremendous potential."
CORE-FLEQT® combines an encapsulated, reflective-insulation barrier with a soft, non-woven fabric to create a comfortable, insulating lining. CORE-FLEQT® insulation technology is lightweight, breathable and reflects radiant body heat to provide comfortable warmth for outer wear, work wear and cold weather accessories.
About CORE_FLEQT® CORE-FLEQT, d.b.a 5770 Importers, LLC, a privately held U.S. corporation, is a global innovator in reflective insulation technology. CORE-FLEQT® technology is based on the reflective insulation material developed by NASA for the US space program. CORE-FLEQT® technology is light weight, breathable, water resistant, windproof, and reflects up to 76% of radiant body heat.
About TSG Brands TSG Brands is a full-service licensing firm, consisting of three divisions: Acquisitions & Management, Brand Representation, and Consulting Manufacturers. TSG's Acquisition & Management division acts as a privately funded investment firm specializing in the acquisition and management of consumer and fashion brands; TSG's Brand Representation division partners with brands/patents seeking to increase revenue, develop their customer base, and expand their retail penetration, by leveraging their brands licensing capabilities; TSG's Consulting division represents manufacturers in securing appropriate brands/licenses for their wholesale categories.
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OCTOBER 20, 2014 (NEW YORK, NY) Leading licensing consulting company, TSG Brands, today announced that Kimberly Awad has been named Vice President of Licensing Acquisitions. Kimberly will assume senior responsibility for TSG’s consulting business working with TSG’s 250+ clients in securing brands for their respective wholesale categories.
"We are excited to have Kimberly join our team. We believe her enthusiasm and energy for licensing will help us capitalize on our growing portfolio of clients" said TSG’s CEO, Allie Sutton.
G Brands represents manufacturers looking to secure brands or licenses for their wholesale categories. TSG works with its clients to analyze their current market, highlight target brands, and secure targeted opportunities. With a strong track record and network of over 250 leading manufacturers in apparel, accessories, and hard good categories, TSG has proven to be proficient in delivering results on behalf of its clients and brands.
"I am honored and excited to join the TSG team. I am confident my background and experiences will add significantly to their platform" said Kimberly Awad. Most recently, Kimberly spent over 4 years at Pressman Toy Corporation, where she was the senior licensing manager with responsibility for managing Pressman’s entire catalog of licensed consumer products. While at Pressman, she successfully expanded Pressman’s licensing portfolio and strengthened their relationship with licensors.
About TSG Brands
TSG Brands, an Autonomy Holdings affiliate company, is a leading licensing agency and consulting company. Founded in 2009 by Allie Sutton, TSG works with over 250 manufacturers and select retailers looking to secure brands and licenses for their wholesale or retail categories. TSG’s agency division develops and executes licensing strategy for brands and patents globally.
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Five Star Blue has signed on as the brand’s new men’s denim partner and plans to release pants and shorts in both regular and big-and-tall sizes throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
"The new denim line is a natural extension for the Izod brand lifestyle," says Ken Wyse, president of licensing, PVH. "We welcome Five Star Blue onto our team of Izod licensees, and believe it is the best company to help us establish the Izod brand in this product classification."
Also joining the Izod roster is Comercio Excelente Norte, which will distribute men’s and boys’ apparel and men’s accessories in Mexico.
Product such as shirts, trousers, sweaters, jackets, outerwear, swimwear, sleepwear, flip-flops, luggage and accessories will be sold primarily at Sears countrywide.
"We are excited to extend the Izod brand to the Mexican marketplace," says Wyse. "We have successfully partnered with Comercio Excelente for other PVH brands and believe this to be a great opportunity to extend our strategic partnership with them, as well as further expand the Izod reach."
NEW YORK — Laura Ashley Inc. has signed a licensing agreement with Secret Lace LLC to produce, market, sell and distribute the first collection of intimate apparel bearing the Laura Ashley Intimates and Laura Ashley London names.
Distribution will be aimed at major specialty and department stores and specialty boutiques in the U.S., Canada and Mexico and 400 Laura Ashley stores in Europe, Asia, South America, Australia and New Zealand.
The Laura Ashley Intimates line, which will be unveiled at the May innerwear market here, will be launched for fall, while the Laura Ashley London collection will be introduced at retail in early 2012.
Wholesale sales projection the first full year for the combined lines is more than $2.5 million, said Albert Zaccai, senior vice president and chief operating officer of Secret Lace, a division of privately owned Just One LLC.
Bras and undies will be the initial product introductions followed by daywear, shapewear, bodysuits and baby-doll sets. Bra cup sizes will range from 34B to 38C, and a full-figure range will be sized 38D to 40DDD, while undies will be S, M and L to plus sizes XL to 3X. Suggested retail for bras by Laura Ashley will be $36 and undies will be priced at three pairs for $24; bras and undies by Laura Ashley London will be listed between $50 and $60 and panties will be $20 to $30.
"We are finding that the plus-size customer is having trouble finding fashion colors, prints and styles in plus sizes. So, we feel it’s important to accommodate her," said Walter Osband, vice president of marketing and sales for Secret Lace.
Yelena Ploykin, design director and merchandiser at Secret Lace, said specialty fabrics are important in defining the Laura Ashley look in intimates.
"We are using a lot of novelty microfibers, shadow stripe effects, yarn dyes, jacquards and laces that are exclusive to Laura Ashley, as well as elastics that are very thin, comfortable but still strong enough to hold a seamless [bra] cup," she explained.
Regarding the Laura Ashley shopper, Osband noted, "The Laura Ashley customer is a woman between 30 and 50 years old with a household income of $75,000, is educated, well traveled, home and family-oriented, and shops both in-store and online. Laura Ashley has 88 percent brand recognition [according to Laura Ashley Inc.], and a global presence of over 25,000 retail doors in the U.S., Canada and Mexico."
Zaccai added that signature prints used in the intimates line will be merchandised to create a cohesive statement with the licensed line of Laura Ashley sleepwear and loungewear.
"We will be communicating with the sleepwear license at Russell Newman on similar or coordinating prints," said Seccai.
Secret Lace also produces a line of bras by Black Fuchsia, which is sold at chains including Wet Seal and Mandy’s, and will be launching a collection of young contemporary lingerie called Paris Blues on June 25. Distribution is aimed at department stores.
HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Jul. 10, 2014 -- Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE: ZQK) today announced that it has entered into licensing agreements for several product categories, including Roxy young girls and children's apparel, watches and socks/legwear, as well as other product categories including luggage, beach towels and surfboards.
"Our product licensing team has done an excellent job of partnering with industry leaders that have the size, scale and expertise to help us grow these businesses," said Andy Mooney, chief executive officer of Quiksilver, Inc. "These agreements cover large geographic markets and, importantly, dovetail with our profit improvement plan by significantly reducing product styles for our design team and supply chain. We expect our license agreements to lower operating costs and inventory levels."
The company has entered into an exclusive international licensing agreement with Planet Sox (PS Brands, LLC), a leading global designer, maker and distributor of socks and legwear. Planet Sox will design, manufacture and market socks in all size ranges for the Quiksilver, Roxy and DC brands in North America beginning with the Holiday 2014 season, and international sales following in Spring 2015.
Established in 1994, PS Brands, LLC, has become a leading global resource of Socks, Hosiery, Legwear and Pre Walkers to major retailers around the world. PS is known for its advanced sourcing, forward designs and competitive pricing. PS ships under their proprietary brands; Candy Girl®, Planet Sox® and Funky Socks®; as well as under licenses; Character:Disney, Nickelodeon, Sesame Street, Thomas the train, Hasbro: Fashion: Kensie, Esprit, Oilily, Mac + Jac, Ike Behar, Paul Miller®: Sport: Fila, Head, TapouT, Hind: Outdoor: Northwest Trails™ High Sierra and Swiss Life Nidecker. Contact:email@example.com - www.planetsox.com.
Quiksilver, Inc., one of the world's leading outdoor sports lifestyle companies, designs, produces and distributes branded apparel, footwear and accessories. The company's apparel and footwear brands, inspired by a passion for outdoor action sports, represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people who connect with its boardriding culture and heritage. The company's Quiksilver, Roxy, and DC brands have authentic roots and heritage in surf, snow and skate. The company's products are sold in more than 90 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders Club shops and other company-owned retail stores, other specialty stores, select department stores and through various e-commerce channels. Quiksilver's corporate headquarters are in Huntington Beach, California.
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JULY 31st, 2012 (NEW YORK, NY) Private investment firm TSG Brands today announced the acquisition of two outdoor fashion lifestyle brands, Big Chill and Triple Star. TSG Brands acquired the brands from Paramount Apparel through their acquisitions & management division.
The recent acquisitions are in line with TSG Brands' long-term strategy of investing in market leading brands and extending their value into various product categories through licensing. The purchase of Big Chill and Triple Star serves as the starting point from which TSG Brands will continue to acquire and manage a portfolio of brands and companies that fit their approach to brand building for the consumer fashion market.
Well known in the outerwear market, Big Chill and Triple Star will be re-architected and branded under the ownership and creative direction of TSG Brands. "We look forward to re-imagining both fashion brands, retooling the branding and merchandising, as well as outlining a comprehensive licensing strategy," said Allie Sutton, CEO of TSG Brands. He continued, "We are in discussions with strategic partners regarding licensing both brands for core outerwear categories, and are looking to extend the brand into complementary outdoor categories in the near future."
TSG Brands is a leading brand marketing and licensing firm with three separate divisions: Acquisitions & Management, Brand & Patent Representation, and Consulting. TSG Brands' core objectives include acquiring and managing a portfolio of consumer fashion brands, as well as developing integrated and strategic merchandising licensing programs for strong growth both in the U.S. and internationally. Through their representation and consulting divisions, TSG Brands supports wholesalers and brands in acquiring licenses to expand retail penetration, grow market share, and generate revenue.
For more information about TSG Brands, please visit: www.tsgbrands.com