NEW YORK, May 4, 2010 (PRNewswire) — Marley & Co. announced today that Anthony L&S Footwear has been awarded an exclusive worldwide licensing partnership for Marley Footwear. Paul Cohen, Chief Operating Officer of Marley & Co. made the announcement. “Anthony L&S is a leader in the footwear industry. The executives and designers have a great understanding of the category and have embraced Marley & Co.’s vision for the brand.” Marley & Co. and Anthony L&S look forward to co-branding Marley with other world-class brands.
Marley Footwear will hit stores June/July 2010, gearing up for the back-to-school season with a collection of eco-friendly footwear eponymously named for the music legend. Tony Loconte, CEO of Anthony L&S notes, “We are proud to be in partnership with Marley & Co. Bob Marley is a universal icon, and we look forward to bringing his family’s vision to the marketplace.”
The brand will be available for men and boys, sizes 6-13, and retail for $29.99 to $129.99 at mass-market retailers and specialty boutiques worldwide. Remaining true to the Marley legacy and name, Marley Footwear will produce eco-friendly, sustainable products crafted from reusable resources. The brand will also pay homage to the musician’s philanthropic ties by donating a portion of proceeds to charity.
“The Marley Family is very excited to move into the footwear market and to do so with such a well-respected company, Anthony L&S. We are thrilled with the opportunity,” says Rohan Marley.
ABOUT Marley & Co.
Marley & Co. is a lifestyle branding company offering unique partnerships with leading manufacturers and retailers worldwide to create branded products in categories such as footwear, apparel, consumer electronics, personal care, home and outdoor, food and beverage and action sports. Brands including “Tuff Gong,” “Catch A Fire,” “One Love,” “Three Little Birds,” “Marley Coffee,” “The House of Marley,” and “Relics of Antiquity” all represent the association of the legendary musician Bob Marley. Marley & Co. is open For further information, please visit www.marleyandco.com or contact Diane@bobmarley.com.
ABOUT Anthony L&S
With over 30 years of experience, and in partnership with Samsung–the world’s largest conglomerate by revenue ($103 billion), Anthony L&S is a leader in the lifestyle footwear industry. The company designs, develops and markets lifestyle footwear that appeals to trend savvy men, women and children.
The success of Anthony L&S stems from its employees and high quality, varied product offering and diversified domestic distribution. The company currently produces over 10 million shoes and is comprised of seven lifestyle brands, which leverage global goals and evolve into a genuine consumer experience. For further information, please visit www.alsusa.com or contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
(Source: Marley & Co.)