Sunday, June 1, 2008

ASR Holiday 2008 Tradeshow, Newport Beach CA.



ASR (Action Sport Retailers) Holiday 08 retail show took place in beautiful Newport Beach.
I watched in "AWE" as the
pro-skateboarders did their magic on the mega skate ramps brought in for our lunch viewing entertainment. ASR did it's job in showcasing some of the "action sport" industries big dogs from Quicksilver, Hurley & Rip Curl .There is some exciting trends in apparel and product coming out this year and retailers were stocking for Holiday. With apparel shows it's important to respect exclusivity to these lines and cameras are not allowed.
I decided to showcase from the show some smaller grass roots lines that have great SWAG potential. By SWAG potential, there is great opportunity for "private label" in that you can customize these products with your very own brand or logo. A few of my fav's were:
-Sparx Candle Company-environmentally friendly soy candles made by hand. You will love Sparx "wine bottle" candles for your home. Even better is the method that Maui Girls use by recycling wine bottles into candle holders with custom etching on the bottles, also available with hand carved wood lids and tin containers. (You can customize these candles by imprinting your logo on the etched glass, tins or wood lid. ) Mahalo Ally & Margie! http://www.sparxcandles.com/
-Free Style Jewelry-Inspirational, unique hand made jewelry made in the mountains of Denver Colorado by a determined snow boarding pro with a message to save her mountains by any means possible. Her jewelry is hot, edgy and environmentally friendly with a part of the proceeds going to The Environmental Foundation. (You can customize this jewelry with your logo imprinted on a custom charms).
Mahalo Olga! http://www.freestylejewelry.com/
You'll be happy to know that that the Quicksilver line is now available to the Ad Specialty Industry. Which means if you wanted brand name Quicksilver wearables, co-branded with your logo for an event for uniforms, golf tourneys or as general gifts it can be done.
Contact me for details.
-Add value to your SWAG gifts by giving brand name product
co-branded with your logo!

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