Patricia Mercer, Director of Licensing & Strategic Marketing
Concept One Accessories
January 15, 2013 (New York, NY): Concept One will launch a brand new line of MarkerÂ® cold weather accessories and bags later this month at the 2013 SIA tradeshow in Denver, CO. Marker, known for pioneering releasable ski binding technology in the 1950's, is today a leading ski apparel and glove brand in the winter sports industry.
In keeping with Marker's reputation for practical ski gear, Concept One's products will marry design with function. Bags feature waterproof bottoms, gear storage, and ultra-comfort straps. The glove line comprises of both nylon and leather, with GORE-TEXÂ® linings, goggle wipes, and other performance features. The headwear features quality fabrics that maintain warmth in a variety of cool colors and trend forward styling. The line was developed by a member of Concept One's design team, and a former member of the US Olympic Ski team who acted as a consultant.
â€œIt's an honor to be part of a brand with such incredible heritage and reputation for quality,â€ said Sam Hafif, CEO of Concept One. â€œOur line of Marker product is a testament to our ability to design and manufacture performance accessories as well as fashion brands, and gives us entrÃ©e to the professional ski circuit.â€
Concept One's Marker products will be available at retail In August 2013.
Brand Central acted as the agent for Jarden.
ABOUT CONCEPT ONE:
Concept One Accessories is the premier resource for licensed fashion, sports, and entertainment accessories. Our well-rounded portfolio and expansive product offering establishes the company as the go-to resource for fashion accessories across all channels of distribution.
Concept One's commitment to growth is demonstrated by the company's continuous investments in production capabilities and strategic acquisitions. Concept One's steadfast and aggressive approach to growth will ensure the company's long term position as a proven leader in the accessories business.
The company was established in 1999 by brothers Sam and Bernie Hafif and employs over 150 people worldwide
ABOUT MARKER, LTD:
Marker Ltd. designs and markets one of the most recognized lines of ski apparel in the winter sports industry. Marker Ltd.'s heritage is firmly entrenched in the winter sports business, from the brand's meager beginnings in 1952, when the first safety ski binding was introduced, the brand and strategy has grown to become synonymous with quality and value.
Today, Marker Ltd. offers a range of styles and designs encompassing a wide variety of outdoor apparel and coordinating accessories. Marker outerwear and accessories can be found at leading ski and sporting good specialty stores throughout the United States and Canada.
ABOUT JARDEN CORPORATION:
Jarden Corporation is a leading provider of a diverse range of consumer products with a portfolio of over 100 trusted, quality brands sold globally. Jarden operates in three primary business segments through a number of well recognized brands, including: Outdoor Solutions: Abu GarciaÂ®, AeroÂ®, BerkleyÂ®, CampingazÂ® and ColemanÂ®, ExOfficioÂ®, FenwickÂ®, Gulp!Â®, InvictaÂ®, K2Â®, MarkerÂ®, MarmotÂ®, MitchellÂ®, PennÂ®, RawlingsÂ®, ShakespeareÂ®, StearnsÂ®, StrenÂ®, TrileneÂ®, VÃ¶lklÂ® and ZootÂ®; Consumer Solutions: BionaireÂ®, BrevilleÂ®, Crock-PotÂ®, FoodSaverÂ®, Health o meterÂ®, HolmesÂ®, Mr. CoffeeÂ®, OsterÂ®, PattonÂ®, RivalÂ®, Seal-a-MealÂ®, SunbeamÂ®, VillaWareÂ® and White MountainÂ®; and Branded Consumables: BallÂ®, BeeÂ®, BernardinÂ®, BicycleÂ®, Billy BoyÂ®, CrawfordÂ®, DiamondÂ®, DiconÂ®, FionaÂ®, First AlertÂ®, First EssentialsÂ®, HoyleÂ®, KerrÂ®, LehighÂ®, LilloÂ®, Loew CornellÂ®, MapaÂ®, NUKÂ®, Pine MountainÂ®, QuickieÂ®, SpontexÂ® and TigexÂ®. Headquartered in Rye, N.Y., Jarden ranks #371 on the Fortune 500 and has over 23,000 employees worldwide. For in-depth information about Jarden, please visit www.jarden.com.