LAURA ASHLEY TO LAUNCH QUILTING AND CRAFT FABRIC COLLECTION WITH CAMELOT

LAURA ASHLEY TO LAUNCH QUILTING AND CRAFT FABRIC COLLECTION WITH CAMELOT

 

Fort Mill, SC –Laura Ashley is pleased to announce a partnership with Camelot Fabrics, a company best known for delighting crafters, quilters and sewers with an eclectic fabric range of 100% cotton prints.

Laura Ashley, beloved for its romantic, English-inspired home furnishings and fashion collections, will collaborate with Camelot to launch a new quilting and craft fabric collection to launch at specialty stores in spring 2017.

“It is exciting to be aligned with a company like Laura Ashley,” said Camelot’s Owner Steve Haupt. “The brand’s classic designs translate so beautifully into fabric.”

“Laura Ashley is recognized the world over for fashion and home furnishings rich with pattern, texture and colour,” said Laura Ashley President Penne Cairoli. “We are excited to offer our loyal customers another reason to choose Laura Ashley and to broaden our reach among craft and sewing enthusiasts.”

About Camelot:

Camelot Fabrics™, is a rapidly growing design-house, converter and wholesaler of textiles based in Montreal, Canada.  Specializing in materials for the modern maker, Camelot Fabrics carries a wide variety of products that cater to the ever-growing sewing and crafting industries.  The company’s look is informed by an international aesthetic which ranges from Southern charm to European chic, thanks to a close eye on contemporary styles in home décor & fashion and the work of talented designers around the world. For more information, visit www.camelotfabrics.com

About Laura Ashley, Inc.:

Laura Ashley, Inc., headquartered in Fort Mill, S.C., focuses on licensing the Laura Ashley® brand name in North and South America. Established in London in 1953, Laura Ashley is one of the world’s best-loved fashion and home furnishings brands. Currently, Laura Ashley has more than 30 licensed product lines in North and South America, ranging from women’s fashion and accessories and children’s apparel and a variety of home furnishings and accessories including bed linen, ready-made curtains and mattresses. For additional information, visit www.lauraashleyusa.com.

Boxfli’s Tips for Organizing Your Dorm/Closet

Boxfli’s Tips for Organizing Your Dorm/Closet: With small dorm rooms, you have to be as organized as possible. Here are Boxfli’s dorm organization tips:

1.       Use and re-use! Don’t just use a shipping box once and throw it out.  Get a colorful, printed box that you can use to ship or pack your college essentials, use as storage in your dorm room and then use again to get your things home when the school year is over.

2.       Closet organization doesn’t have to be all clear plastic tubs. Make it fun! Rather than using plastic boxes to store your clothes, go green and use corrugated boxes that are made from recycled material and are recyclable themselves. Not all boxes have to be brown and boring. Get colorful boxes that will add a seriously fun pop to your closet, home, or garage.

3.       Use a color code system for your out of season clothes so you can easily find what you packed away on the top shelf.  Find a box pattern that matches every season, so you can organize with prints and colors instead of plain labels and plastic bins. It will make finding summer dresses, autumn coats and rain boots or ski pants quick and easy. This can also apply to holiday clothes and accessories. Keep your holiday-specific clothes sorted by using holiday prints. Stash your Halloween costumes in an orange box and your Christmas sweaters in a holiday or red box. No need for labels when the boxes are so specific.

4.       File boxes are super sturdy and versatile. You can put almost anything in them, but we highly recommend sweaters, jackets, handbags and other bulky items.  The handles make it easy to move around and the lid keeps out dust. Sweaters need to be stacked and not hung, so boxes are perfect for keeping your cashmere and knits in tip top shape — not sagging and stretching — when they’re in storage.

5.       Shirt boxes don’t have to just be for shirts. Easily fold your scarves, beanies, polos, camisoles, and even dresses neatly in these longer, flat boxes. They’re so versatile and last a long time. You can also easily stack multiple boxes on a closet shelf for more storage.

6.       If your closet is small, move storage items or off-season clothes out of the closet to maximize space.  Put them in pretty boxes that can be displayed under your desk or bed. No one has to know what’s in there and it adds a pop of color to the room without looking unorganized or junky.

7.       Smaller boxes are great for jewelry and accessories. Your collection can be color-coded for gold and silver or by what the item is, such as a necklace, bracelet, rings, or earrings. Plus, using flat boxes or smaller sized boxes keeps necklaces from getting tangled and earrings from getting lost or separated, though we hear mismatched earrings are pretty trendy right now.

8.       You don’t have to buy expensive hat boxes to store your favorite fedora, baseball cap, or cowboy hat. So they don’t lose their shape or get smashed on top of each other get a box that is about 6 inches tall. Storing them in boxes helps them from getting smashed, retains their shape and keeps them clean and ready for the next time you need them.

Visit Boxfli.com for more ideas.

BRAVO SPORTS CORP. ACQUIRES ICONIC PROTECTIVE GEAR BRAND PRO-TEC

 
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Santa Fe Springs, CA (December 15, 2015) — Bravo Sports Corp., global leader in the recreational and sporting goods markets, announces the acquisition of Pro-Tec, the original action sports protective gear brand founded in 1973.

“When you think of action sports protection, you think of Pro-Tec,” says Leonardo Pais CEO of Bravo Sports. “With the technology and industry recognition of Pro-Tec’s safety products, adding this iconic brand to our roster of exceptional brands and products is truly exciting for us at Bravo Sports.”

Bravo Sports plans to continue Pro-Tec’s legacy by supporting and protecting riders around the world, from sidewalks to the slopes.  Famous for classic styling and innovative protective gear, Pro-Tec’s helmets, pads, guards and other products have protected skate, bike, water, and snow athletes of all ages for more than four decades. With the company’s action sports heritage and proven success, athletes have come to rely on Pro-Tec products.

“Since we acquired Bravo Sports in June of 2015, we have been excited to grow the company and move it into the future with a diverse product offering, while still speaking to the customers,” adds Russ Roenick, Managing Director of Transom Capital . “With Pro-Tec as the first major acquisition since we’ve been at the helm of Bravo Sports, we can offer our customers protection from a name that’s trusted all over the world.”

“During the three year duration that Dye Precision, Inc. owned Pro-Tec, Dye made great strides in improving global distribution, product technology, branding, and Pro-Tec’s online presence.  Pro-Tec is in good hands with Bravo Sports, who will continue offering industry-leading sports protection for athletes internationally,” says Dave DeHaan President and CEO at Dye Precision, Inc. “As the original action sports protective gear brand, we’re proud that Bravo Sports will take Pro-Tec into the future and still honor its heritage.

Joining other Bravo Sports action sports brands, SixSixOne and ONE Industries, Pro-Tec will be moving day-to-day operations to Bravo Sports’ South Orange County campus from its headquarters in San Diego.

ABOUT PRO-TEC: Founded in 1973, Pro-Tec is the original action sports protective gear brand, featuring the market’s most recognizable style of helmets. Today Pro-Tec delivers the very best in modern protective equipment with a broad range of impact technology options for a variety of action sports.

 ABOUT BRAVO SPORTS: Bravo Sports, has a stable of market-leading brands, including: PlayWheels™, Pulse Performance Products™,  Pulse Safe Start™, Kryptonics™, Darkstar™, Speed Demons™,  Vision™, X Games™, Satellite™, Maple™, Channel One™, Static™, Ten-Eighty™, Hyper™, ONE Industries™, SixSixOne™, Pro-Tec™, E-Z UP™, Shade Tech™, Quik Shade™, John Deere™, Element™, Moto Shade™, Quik Chair™, Quik Shade Pets™,  Airzone™, and Variflex™; to go along with industry leading licenses with outstanding partners like Marvel™, Nickelodeon™, Disney/Pixar™, and Sanrio™.

ABOUT TRANSOM CAPITAL GROUP: Transom Capital Group is a Los Angeles-based private equity firm with an operational focus to private equity investing in the middle-market. The Transom Capital team has a proven track record of investing in and growing businesses for the long-term. Key to its success is its approach of heavy operational involvement via its proprietary ARMOR℠ value creation process (Acquisition, Restructuring, Monitoring & Operations, and Return) that helps unlock intrinsic value at its companies.  Visit the company at www.transomcapital.com.