Tag: brands

Paul Frank is Back at Paul Frank

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When we first wrote the story, Paul Frank Gets Fired from Paul Frank in 2005, it was a shock to the industry, and especially to Paul Frank Sunich, the eclectic creator of Julius the Monkey and other characters, not to mention home furnishings. Paul Frank at that time was a big part of the action […]

K-Swiss Buys Supra and KR3W, Adds to Portfolio Which Also Includes Palladium

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K-Swiss continues to expand its brands with the recent purchase of Supra and KR3W as of last Friday, May 29, 2015. So far the terms of the deal are unknown, but apparently, K-Swiss has been looking at Supra for some time. In an interview with Footwear News, Larry Reminton, President and CEO of K-Swiss Brands […]

Southern California Businesses and Organizations Can Now Apply for the 4th Annual Sustainable Business Council Industry Achievement Awards, Plus The Honest Company and Participant Media Among Recipients for 2015

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The timeframe is now open for businesses of any size in Southern California to enter the Sustainable Business Council (SBC) Achievement Awards and be recognized as leaders in the region for making an impact. The SBC is a non-profit organization which provides a professional networking and education forum for Southern California businesses and individuals working […]

Iconix Brand Group Buys-up Rights to Pony for $37 Million

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Iconix Brand Group, Inc. the company with investments in Modern Amusement, Billionaire Boys Club, and licensee for brands like Ocean Pacific and Rocawear, announced this week that they have purchased 75% of Pony for $37 million in North America, with 25% by Anthony L&S, which licenses G-Star Raw Footwear. Iconix has the option to expand […]

Outdoor Retailer Trade Show Features Refreshing Themes Including Urban and Modern Outdoorsman, Twists on Heritage, and Fashion Representing a New Kind of Buyer

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Story and Photo by Tom Wallace and Kathleen Gasperini Outdoor Retailer at the Salt Lake Palace, UT, is the premiere outdoor trade show in the U.S., which featured 1,036 exhibitors, and an estimated 22,000 attendees over the course of 4 days running from January 20-24, 2015. Key themes this winter included the usual technical outerwear […]

Kelly Slater Becomes Brand Ambassador for Kering Brands

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There’s been a lot of discussion about how things are going with Kelly Slater and his new brand Outerknown which is being developed with sustainability at its core. Slater left Quiksilver in April after a 23-year relationship with the once surfing giant. And on Halloween of this year, Bob McKnight retired as the Quiksilver CEO. […]

Olympics Special Envoy Engages Syrian Refugee Youth as Part of the IOC Campaign to Use Sports to Raise Awareness and Create Programs for Young People

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Unfortunately, most people in refugee camps across the world are young people. Displaced from their war-torn countries, often for years, there can be little reason for hope. The International Olympic Committee has teamed up with the United Nations and launched special envoys of the UN for Youth Refugees and Sports. Last week, IOC Honorary President […]

Agenda Long Beach Trade Show Brings Elements of Technology, Accessories, to the Fashion Forefront of Streetwear and Action Sports

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Agenda trade show, the leaders in streetwear and action sports inspired apparel, footwear, and accessories, kicked-off the next season of fashion trade shows in Long Beach, CA, July 10-11, 2014 with a bustling scene and new trend directions. First, the crossover between technology and fashion is clearly influential in streetwear with more designer headphone brands, […]

Bread and Butter Announces New Shows in Barcelona and Seoul, Plus What to Expect at Bread and Butter Berlin

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Called the “Grand Slam” with the slogan “Always the Sun,” in usual big-media style, Bread & Butter’s founder Karl Heinz-Muller announced a bombshell tonight during the opening of the Bread & Butter Berlin with some major news for Europe’s leading fashion and denim trade show. The show is moving back to Barcelona for the winter […]

Kelly Slater Leaves Quiksilver After 23 Years, Will Launch Own Brand with Kering Group

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In a letter to the surfing industry and posted on the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP) site, legendary surfer Kelly Slater says good-bye to his long-time sponsor Quiksilver and tells of his plans to embark on his own brand with the Kering Group. The 11-time ASP World Champ will be launching his own sportswear/lifestyle apparel […]