Panama Jack recently announced two new licensing agreements launching five new product lines. Its latest partners are Leather Italia USA for upholstered leather and fabric furniture, and Accessories Abroad for home décor and lighting. Both collections will premiere at High Point Market next month at Panama Jack’s “Oasis” in Market on Green, #401, at 212 East Green Dr., as well as in the showrooms of its new partners.
“Panama Jack continues to expand in innovative, new directions that provide our customers with fun, new ways to experience our relaxed-lifestyle brand,” said CEO Kim Manna. “Both Leather Italia and Accessories Abroad offer products that nicely align with ours in style and spirit and further develop our home collection.”
Leather Italia has created a line of contemporary and traditional upholstered furniture for Panama Jack. Its “Georgetowne Collection” features 20 styles of chairs and sofas, retailing between $1,299 and $1,699, and wood accent pieces. The collection can be seen at 212 East Green Dr., #101.
“There’s a tremendous synergy between the Panama Jack and Leather Italia brands,” said Mike Campbell, CEO and president of Leather Italia. “It’s relevant not only to the products’ launch but also to the products’ development going into the future.”
Accessories Abroad has produced a home décor line for the brand featuring wall décor, tabletop accessories and lighting. The company sources handcrafted pieces from local artisans in India, Vietnam, China and the Philippines, and uses native woods, coral, fiber and other natural materials. Its branded Panama Jack line can be viewed at the IHFC Building in Space G-376 at the market.
“We welcome the opportunity to partner with Panama Jack, one of the most iconic brands in the country,” said Shane Newcombe, vice president of Accessories Abroad. “Panama Jack’s culture embraces a spirit of perpetual youthfulness. Our goal will be to emulate that beach-breezy lifestyle with unique custom designs.
More about Panama Jack:
Panama Jack is a global consumer brand that has built a loyal following synonymous with a casual and friendly lifestyle. From its signature suncare products, eyewear, apparel, headwear, footwear and beach accessories to its beach cruiser bicycles and full line of home furnishings, Panama Jack offers consumers the freedom to enjoy what is most meaningful to them. The company recently announced plans to open two Panama Jack Resorts near Cancun, Mexico, with all-inclusive hotelier Playa Hotels and Resorts. It also operates five retail stores at other top travel destinations, with more stores scheduled to open this year. Founded in 1974, Panama Jack celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2014. For more information, visit www.panamajack.com
More about Leather Italia USA:
Leather Italia USA is recognized worldwide as a leader in the leather furniture market. Its reputation is built on the company’s promise to create and offer the best value and quality of products in the industry. The company works with leading retailers and partners to distribute its products around the world. Founded in 1997 by CEO and President Michael Campbell, Leather Italia has the distinction of having firsthand knowledge of leather’s entire life cycle, from raw material and supply to tannery and finished product, as its founder worked in all of these markets. The company is based is Leland, N.C. For more information, visit www.leatheritaliausa.com
More about Accessories Abroad:
Headquartered in Virginia, Accessories Abroad is a wholesale company specializing in the direct importation of fine, custom-designed products from many respected firms and unique artisan creations from the Far East and South and Southeast Asia. The company offers a world of one-of-a-kind designs and top-quality imported furniture and decorative accessories. Its fine furniture and broad accessory lines include over 1,100 different products. For more information, visit www.accessoriesabroad.com
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