CHATSWORTH, Calif., Dec. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Pacific Coast Lighting, one of the largest decorative lighting manufacturers in the U.S., is announcing the expansion and extension of the partnership with kathy ireland® Worldwide (kiWW®) through 2022. The announcement was made by Mr. Clark Linstone, President of Pacific Coast Lighting.
"The kathy ireland® Home brand is America's most successful designer lightning program in the home furnishings industry. This renewal, after 15 years of partnership, extends our agreement well into the next decade," says Mr. Linstone. "In our industry, most other brands have not been successful, and kathy ireland® Home continues to be, because Kathy continually battles beside us creatively and with great strength to resonate at retail. Design, Media, Values, that truly mean something to our retail customers, make a tremendous difference. Kathy works closely with our design team and drives the inspiration, personally and sales professionally. She leads a great team and the vision Kathy sets is recognized in the market. Customers understand what this brand is all about and customers embrace it. Fashion, quality, value and safety are hallmarks that make the kathy ireland® brand successful and finally, because of all of these reasons, customers search for the brand and after all these years, our sales continue to grow," adds Mr. Linstone.
"Lighting is essential jewelry for the home, office and garden spaces. Our team at Pacific Coast Lighting makes beautiful, chic lamps and lighting fixtures that are functional and fabulous. We've worked together for 15 years and it feels as though, we're just getting started. Clark Linstone, Dennis Swanson, Manja Swanson and each of their team members are extraordinary people," says Kathy Ireland, Chair, CEO and Chief Designer of kathy ireland® Worldwide. "This renewal is thrilling for everyone at kathy ireland® Worldwide. They have led us to an incredible success in the lighting sector of the home industry. Many have attempted to imitate our accomplishments and while we respect competition, staying in the role of leadership is possible because of the genius, integrity and creativity of these industry leaders. We simply love our PCL team and thank them beyond measure for believing in us, when very few did. They are the definition of partnership. We have great plans for expansion in 2017," adds Kathy, who recently graced the cover of Forbes Magazine for the second time in four years as one of America's most successful self-made women. This week, Forbes Magazine also listed Kathy as one of the country's 20 most successful celebrities. This latest issue also features Casa Elizabeth, a kiWW® Weddings & Resorts property designed and curated by Kathy, as one of the top vacation destinations for the world's rich and famous.
ABOUT PACIFIC COAST LIGHTING
Founded in 1979, Pacific Coast Lighting is one of the largest manufacturers of decorative lighting in the United States and the exclusive lighting and accessories manufacturer for kathy ireland® Home. With a reputation for innovative design, quality workmanship and market responsiveness, the company sets a standard of excellence for the entire lighting industry. From its design and distribution headquarters in Southern California, Pacific Coast Lighting supplies many of the nation's top many of the best furniture, lighting and department stores in the country.
About kathy ireland® Worldwide
Founded in 1993, the kathy ireland® Worldwide brand, celebrates a lifestyle. The missions of "...solutions for families, especially busy moms™," "...solutions for people in love™," and "...solutions for people in business™," translate to all kiWW® collections, including: fashion, fine jewelry, intimate apparel, skincare, accessories, weddings, home, office and more. kiWW's unique capability to design and translate fashion trends for all markets and price points allows it to develop product for a wide variety of customer tastes.
Listed as the 25th most powerful brand globally by License Global Magazine, with annual merchandise sales of $2.6 billion, according to Forbes Magazine, the success of kathy ireland® Worldwide is the result of teamwork and dedication.
Kathy has graced the cover of Forbes Magazine twice (2012, 2016) and according to Fairchild Publications, Kathy Ireland is one of the 50 most influential people in fashion.
Kathy and kiWW® support many non-profits including: YWCA Greater Los Angeles for which she is an Ambassador, Dream Foundation, Providence Educational Foundation, 911 for Kids/AEF, and the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Kathy was recently named an Ambassador for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.
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SOURCE Pacific Coast Lighting