SAN FRANCISCO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Zazzle, the destination for high-quality custom products, today announced a partnership with National Geographic Image Collection that will enable consumers to customize thousands of products with the Image Collection's award-winning and iconic photographs. This is the first time the organization's imagery will be offered at such scale for mass customization to consumers worldwide.
"National Geographic has built a reputation for producing images that inform, entertain and inspire. Through Zazzle, consumers will now have access to a wide range of these images and can use them to reflect their own personal style through a vast array of products, from wall decor to customized personal accessories," said Maura Mulvihill, Senior Vice President for the National Geographic Society and Director of the National Geographic Image Collection.
Zazzle will feature a variety of subjects drawn from National Geographic's catalog of images, including stunning wildlife and nature shots, landscapes and cityscapes. All imagery will be available on a wide range of custom products, inducing greeting cards, postage, consumer electronic cases, apparel, plates, necklaces, accessories and more.
"Partnering with National Geographic provides an even greater selection of stunning images for our consumers to select, customize and purchase, which enables consumers fully to appreciate the beauty that we see in so many of these iconic pictures," said Melanie Sherk, Zazzle's Vice President of Business Affairs. "Both National Geographic and Zazzle are committed to championing and enabling sustainable programs, and individualized customization is a major step in reducing the waste that comes from traditional retail mass production."
To see the entire National Geographic collection on Zazzle, visit http://www.zazzle.com/nationalgeographic, and to learn about Zazzle's mission to create a more eco-friendly retail footprint, visit www.zazzle.com/future.
About National Geographic
The National Geographic Society is one of the world's largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to "increase and diffuse geographic knowledge," the Society's mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. It reaches more than 400 million people worldwide each month through its official journal, National Geographic, and other magazines; National Geographic Channel; television documentaries; music; radio; films; books; DVDs; maps; exhibitions; live events; school publishing programs; interactive media; and merchandise. National Geographic has funded more than 10,000 scientific research, conservation and exploration projects and supports an education program promoting geographic literacy. For more information, visit www.nationalgeographic.com.
Zazzle is the world's leading platform for quality custom products. Zazzle's proprietary technology enables individuals, professional artists, and major brands, including Disney and Hallmark, to create and offer billions of unique products for customers worldwide. Zazzle's rapidly expanding product base covers every topic imaginable and includes t-shirts, business cards and invitations, in addition to a variety of custom gifts. Upon creation, products are instantly and accurately visualized on the site and offered in the Zazzle marketplace. When ordered, each product is made on-demand, typically within 24 hours. Launched in 2005 and based in Redwood City, California, Zazzle's vision is to redefine commerce, powered by the world's imagination.