LOS ANGELES, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Danconia Studios announced today that it has signed a long-term licensing agreement for its MAYUMI GUMI brand with Weeplay Kids, a unique children's wear company with a proven and trusted reputation for building and acquiring global brands like Hello Kitty and Woolrich.
Danconia Studios' MAYUMI GUMI brand celebrates the irreverent and playful personality of Japanese jet-setting fashionista, MAYUMI, an iconoclastic she-kitten who revels in the bubble-gum pink, sparkling disco-ball spirit of Kawaii (cute) Culture that is exploding into the mainstream.
"MAYUMI GUMI is an absolutely fresh brand with a colorful, inspired, youthful image that I see breaking out quickly in the U.S. and internationally," said Alan Maleh, CEO of Weeplay. "We are very excited about this new agreement for MAYUMI GUMI, and early feedback on the designs has been extremely positive."
Under their licensing deal, Danconia Studios has agreed to give Weeplay the exclusive right to market and distribute a full line of children's apparel worldwide under the MAYUMI GUMI brand. The new line will include infant, toddler and girl's layette, playwear, knits, woven separates, multi-piece sets, and active-wear. The MAYUMI GUMI children's line will initially be sold at specialty stores throughout the country starting Spring 2014, to be followed by major national and international retailers.
"We believe this is a great opportunity to begin our strategic partnership with Weeplay and to launch the MAYUMI GUMI brand into the global marketplace," said Jay Rifkin, CEO of Danconia Studios. "We are confident that MAYUMI GUMI will be broadly embraced, and we are actively developing a variety of other creative projects to further expand the brand." Danconia Studios is currently producing an animation series centered on the comical and loveable group of MAYUMI GUMI characters for web and TV distribution.
About Danconia Studios LLC
Danconia Studios is a Los Angeles-based creative firm that harnesses the synergy between media and merchandising. It is the base from which pop artist, Sean D'Anconia, and award winning film and music producer, Jay Rifkin, develop various fashion brands and other creative projects that tap into the latest media and cultural trends. For more information, please visit www.danconiastudios.com.
About Weeplay Kids LLC
Founded in 1994, Weeplay is a New York City-based children's wear company whose portfolio of brands includes Hello Kitty, Carter's Watch The Wear, and Woolrich. Weeplay is dedicated to the development and growth of its brands to their fullest potential, effectively accessing all tiers of distribution, from local mom and pop stores to major department stores and everyone in between.
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SOURCE Danconia Studios