FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Sondra Contino, Lawless Entertainment, (949) 419-6156, [email protected]
San Diego, September 10, 2012 – Lawless Entertainment, the worldwide representative for animation, licensing and merchandising for Suzy’s Zoo, has just concluded a deal on behalf of Suzy’s Zoo with Hoffman California Fabrics.
Hoffman California Fabrics will develop 100% cotton, screenprinted fabrics utilizing the Classic Suzy’s Zoo (aka Duckport) character set. The fabric collection will start arriving at independent quilt shops/fabric retailers throughout the United States in Summer 2013. Distribution also is expected to take place globally, including Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Europe (with the exception of the United Kingdom)
“As so many of the Suzy’s Zoo fans are avid quilters and sewists, it is especially thrilling to have these lovely products made available to them,” says Suzy’s Zoo creator, Suzy Spafford. “I hope it will make even more people aware of Suzy’s Zoo through Hoffman’s fine offerings.”
“Suzy’s Zoo was an instant hit when first introduced and its adorable animal characters are beloved by children,” says Marty Hoffman of Hoffman California Fabrics. “And parents who grew up with these characters are now sharing them with their children. We’re delighted with having the opportunity to work with Ms. Spafford and present Suzy’s Zoo on fabric for quilters and sewists for their children’s enjoyment.”
“Lawless Entertainment is delighted to see the wonderful characters of Classic Suzy’s Zoo on these high quality fabrics,” says Cathy Malatesta, President of Lawless Entertainment.
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Notes to Editors:
About Lawless Entertainment
Lawless Entertainment, a Los Angeles-based company that creates, co-produces, distributes and markets both animated and live-action programming throughout the world for both film and television that is headed up by President Cathy Malatesta. Lawless works with content providers and has relationships with top film, television, home video, online and mobile distribution entities throughout the world.
For more information contact Sondra Contino at (949) 419-6156 or visit www.lawlessent.com.
About Suzy’s Zoo
Suzy’s Zoo was established by award-winning artist, Suzy Spafford, and evokes the spirit of a simpler, safer world. The three brands, Little Suzy’s Zoo, Suzy’s Zoo and Wags and Whiskers feature illustrations that use clean, bright natural colors and realistic shapes, creating a familiar-seeming and friendly universe that any child can relate to.
There are many superb licensing partners that sell Suzy’s Zoo images on such products as infant clothing, greeting cards, bedding, books, tableware and games. These products can be found in the mass market as well as in specialty stores.
For more information visit www.suzyszoo.com.
About Hoffman California Fabrics, International
As a wholesale textile converter, Hoffman California Fabrics annually creates more than 800 designs of innovative screenprinted fabrics and unique hand-dyed and hand-painted Bali Batik fabrics. Hoffman California is proud to produce signature collections by McKenna Ryan of Pine Needles Designs, Suzy Spafford of Suzy’s Zoo, Laura Berry of Big Cat Designs, former Disney “imagineerer” Rennie Rau Marquez and other artists. Other screenprinted fabric collections and the company’s numerous lines of handpainted batiks are designed by its in-house textile-art division. The batik fabrics are made entirely by hand on the Indonesian island of Bali at a factory equipped with a modern water-filtration system.
For more information, visit www.hoffmanfabrics.com.