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Martin Lowe: ‘Sustainability is within reach, but licensing won’t deter fast-fashion’

Licensing will forever have one foot in the fast fashion culture, forcing a need for better attention to the materials being used in the clothes consumers wear today, is the message to emerge from the popular sock merchant Roy Lowe & Sons. Talking to Licensing.biz, Martin Lowe, director of the …

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The Sushi Shop delivers Tetris-inspired cuisine for brand’s 35th anniversary

Signalling one of the most mouth-watering deals in video game licensing, specialists in Japanese cuisine, The Sushi Shop has entered into an exclusive and limited-edition collaboration with the iconic video game brand, Tetris to deliver collector edition sushi boxes and chopsticks. Featuring shapes and colours of the retro game’s iconic …

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CPLG builds teams in Benelux and UK with new appointments

CPLG has bolstered its teams in Benelux and the UK with two new appointments. Meike de Vaere has joined the CPLG Benelux team as retail director for the region, reporting to Brenda Draaisma who was recently named general manager of Benelux. De Vaere worked at CPLG Benelux from 2008 to …

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Brandgenuity named US licensing agent for YouTube’s ChuChu TV

Licensing agency, Brandgenuity has been named the North American agent for the smash hit YouTube channel, ChuChu TV. The appointment was made by the brand’s global master licensing agency, Dream Theatre. ChuChut TV is recognised as a dominant force in YouTube’s pre-school entertainment, boasting 23 billion views and 36 million …

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Global broadcasters sign up for The Jim Henson Company’s latest

The Jim Henson Company has secured a number of global broadcasters to begin airing the latest episodes among its portfolio of popular pre-school series, including Dinosaur Train, Dot and Doozers. Leading broadcasters across Europe, Australia and Asia have signed with the studio to bring new episodes of its award-winning portfolio …

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Sesame Street, LEGO and Disney among Apple TV+ kids’ content launch

Apple TV+ has tapped up the likes of Big Bird and Elmo to help it launch the kids’ content division of its new streaming TV service and Netflix rival. A new Sesame Street-themed show geared towards teaching kids coding will help make up a raft of new children’s licensed and …

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National Geographic readies its “strongest showing to date” at Bologna Book Fair and Licensing Fair

National Geographic is planning its “strongest showing to date” at both the Bologna Book Fair and the Bologna Licensing Fair, taking place April 1st to 3rd this year. The company will once again aim to underline its success in book and magazine publishing, particularly in the children’s market, where a …

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The Koyo Store secures EMEA rights for Capcom’s Street Fighter

Entertainment merchandise specialist, The Koyo Store has secured the EMEA rights to create officially-licensed Street Fighter collectable pin badges and coins. The Capcom beat ‘em up franchise is the latest property to join The Koyo Store’s burgeoning collectables line-up, which also includes partnerships with Ubisoft, (Rainbow Six Siege), Wargaming (World …

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Park Agencies signs apparel and nightwear deal with LIFE

Apparel specialist Park Agencies has signed a new agreement to produce a new clothing range inspired by the popular LIFE brand. It will span apparel and nightwear for children and adults. Under a partnership secured by LIFE’s UK licensing agency, Bulldog Licensing, Park Agencies will utilise the property’s rich resource …

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Rocket Licensing signs trio of apparel and home textiles deals for Godzilla

Rocket Licensing, the UK and Ireland representative for the iconic Godzilla brand, working on behalf of the Japanese licensor, Toho, has secured three new licensing partnerships for the monstrous property. The new agreements span apparel and home textiles and arrive as excitement continues to build in the run-up to the …

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