"The Northwest Company has proven to be successful in their partnerships with the professional leagues and we are certain that they will be able to effectively capture the spirit of the Texas Longhorns in the same light," said Bill Priakos, President of 289c Apparel. "We're excited to have a partner in bringing the UT brand to the next level from both a quality and wide distribution position with these products."
The Northwest Company will offer a variety of University of Texas products beginning in September of 2016. The products will be sold in leading and independent retailers nationwide as well as on www.thenorthwest.com.
"We are very excited to elevate our partnership with The Northwest Company through this new exclusive agreement, bringing along great industry experience to further grow our brand," says Craig Westemeier, Sr. Associate Athletic Director of University of Texas. "We have great confidence that this partnership will give our fans a wide offering of high quality UT products, allowing them to show off their true Longhorn pride."
For further information on the University of Texas, please visit www.utexas.edu. To learn more about Northwest's product offerings, please visit www.TheNorthwest.com.
The Northwest Company
The Northwest Company is recognized as a leader in the home textile industry and the number one throw manufacturer in the United States. The Northwest is a marketing-driven company producing innovative and exciting product for the most widely recognized brands in sports and entertainment. In addition, Northwest carries a complete line of original designs and their products are available in all areas of trade. For over thirty years, The Northwest's reputation for quality and commitment to its retail and consumer partners has been without equal. Please visit www.thenorthwest.com for more information.
About the University of Texas Trademark Licensing
The University of Texas at Austin is responsible for oversight of trademark licensing for all UT System components, including UT-San Antonio, UT-Arlington and UT-El Paso. Management of trademark licensing was transferred to Texas Athletics in the 2007-08 fiscal year. Revenue from trademark licensing is generated through royalty payments and the sale of licensed consumer goods bearing Texas' logos and wordmarks, including the iconic Longhorns silhouette.
About 289c Apparel
289c Apparel is a premier collegiate trademark management company established in 2011 to provide customized brand management for major colleges and universities merchandising. Our dynamic, experienced and passionate team has created a full-service design, merchandising, licensing and marketing company that specializes in the college apparel business. We employ a talented staff of designers, graphic artists, sales, and production professionals with the capability to establish and manage every aspect of a collegiate licensing program. 289c Apparel is dedicated to being a center of excellence in creating unique partnerships with each of our clients, retailers, licensees, and consumers.
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