Hilary Farr to celebrate new fabric collection with Covington at Showtime

The Hello Polly fabric, shown here on a pillow, is one of more than 60 new fabrics from Hilary Farr.

HIGH POINT — Following the October launches of her new furniture, rug and lighting collections at High Point Market, celebrity designer and television personality Hilary Farr is set to return to High Point to celebrate the launch of her new fabrics with Covington Fabric & Design during ITA Showtime, Nov. 17-20.

First teased during the launch of her upholstered furniture collection with Braxton Culler, the full collection of patterns, textures and signature prints will be on display in Covington’s eighth floor Market Square Tower showroom.

Farr, best known for her role in HGTV’s “Love It or List It” design reality show, will be on hand in the showroom throughout the semi-annual fabric market, introducing the collection to buyers and designers. She will also take part in a luncheon and meet-and-greet on Nov. 17 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the showroom.

Her new collection’s 63 unique SKUs range in assortment from sophisticated neutrals and grays to fun and fresh fuchsia, as well as black-and-white combinations.

Standouts include Wabi Sabi, described by Chari Voehl, vice president of design at Covington, as “an exceptional woven textured solid that acts as a building block within the new collection,” which is available in five color combinations. Other notable pieces include Lounge Lizard, a modern take on a textured reptile skin jacquard; Hello Polly, a digital print of parakeets perched on tropical floral vines; and Le Tigre, a print that calls on tribal flair to put a twist on a traditional animal skin look.

Across the board, Farr’s new looks are inspired by her connections to travel and causes, with prints like the Japanese landscape print Farr Away being inspired by her connections to Asian-inspired design elements.

‘Love it’ – Braxton Culler sets Hilary Farr line for October unveil

HIGH POINT — Braxton Culler is set to launch a licensing collaboration for indoor and outdoor furniture with British-Canadian designer and television personality Hilary Farr at the upcoming High Point Market as part of the Hilary Farr Designs Collection.

Farr is a co-host of HGTV’s popular “Love It or List It” home renovation series and president of Hilary Farr Designs, which has offices in Toronto and New York. She has designed and renovated properties in Australia, the United Kingdom, California, New York and Toronto. Those projects include the homes several celebrities.

Farr bills the furniture collection as “Brit Chic” and said it will blend the British design aesthetic she acquired growing up in the U.K. with American preferences for comfort and scale.

“One of the defining elements of the collection is who I am,” Farr said. “I have a British aesthetic, but I’ve lived in America long enough to know what (consumers) want here.”

Braxton Culler “was already embracing a lot of what I love in design,” she continued, and Farr could adapt the company’s existing niche to new styles. “The sweep of an arm, the turn of a leg can completely redefine a frame.”

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All American Licensing Packs A Punch As It Signs Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment

AAL to License Stan Lee Brand to Multi-Tiered Retail Distribution Following Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment’s recent announcement of upcoming projects  

Los Angeles, CA – August 02 2019 All American Licensing (AAL) has signed on with Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, Inc. to develop a comprehensive portfolio of uniquely branded products based on the global icon Stan Lee, including his name and likeness, signature, and famous catchphrases and trademarks, such as “Excelsior!”  

Stan Lee was the creator of many successful Marvel characters that have generated more than $25 billion in sales at retail. He was known as the King of Cameos with close to 100appearances in movies and TV Shows.  Stan Lee has a growing fan base of close to 22 million followers on social media, and his name appears on over 2 billion books worldwide.

With new partners on board, including most recently Madame Tussauds, who is creating a brand-new Stan Lee figure which will officially debut in late 2019/early 2020 at either the London orNew York locations, all Stan Lee-related merchandise creates $1 billion revenue annually.

Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment has several unique style guides, which AAL will be offering to licensees in connection with the agency’s multi-tier licensing opportunities.

Tim Rothwell, co-founding partner at All American Licensing, commented, “As a former president of Marvel Entertainment Consumer Products Group, we’ve appreciated the amazing global impact that Stan Lee has made on our licensing industry and All American Licensing isexcited to continue with his legacy in the marketplace.  

Gill Champion, Stan’s partner and loyal friend for over 18 years and President of Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment since co-founding the company, said, “At Stan Lee’s POW! Entertainment, we don’t have a strategy – we have a mission and that is to ensure Stan’s iconic legacy lives on forever through his fans for generations to come. We’re thrilled to have partnered with the team at All American Licensing, and I have no doubt with their help we can achieve our mission.”

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Dr. Pol & Growth Cell Enter into Licensing Agreement

GrowthCell Global Corp. (GCG) has entered into a licensing agreement with Dr. Jan Pol, a veterinarian & star of Nat Geo WILD’s reality television series “The Incredible Dr. Pol” for a comprehensive line of CBD products for pets.

The new deal calls for GCG to develop a portfolio of animal supplements, treats and tinctures with CBD and/or Hemp which will feature the Dr. Pol brand. GCG’s differentiator is its pharmaceutical grade oligopeptide natural patented ingredient designed to complement and enhance any feeding program. It contains nutrients critical to maximizing health and lifespan, regardless of age or condition.

In The Incredible Dr. Pol, viewers travel with Dr. Pol across rural Michigan as he tirelessly cares for family pets and livestock in need of his expertise and kindness. The series, which celebrated its 100th episode in 2017 and will debut its 15th season in July, continues to break ratings records for the Nat Geo WILD network.

As a veterinarian Im excited to partner with GrowthCell and incorporate their science-based research into beneficial products for pets

A true television icon, Dr. Pol has been featured in dozens of major media outlets such as USA Today, PEOPLE, Parade Magazine, TV Guide, AARP, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and top TV shows including The Doctors, Fox & Friends, Home & Family, ABC News, Adult Swim, Good Day LA and many others.

“As a veterinarian, I’m excited to partner with GrowthCell and incorporate their science-based research into beneficial products for pets,” states Dr. Pol.

Given the breadth of the license agreement with Dr. Pol, there will be products sold into multiple channels including, but not limited to, the independent specialty market, mass retail and online. “GCG is thrilled to be working with Dr. Pol and our first priority is developing and making some products available as soon as possible via direct-to-consumer and online, which are expected to start hitting the market mid to late Q,” says Pam Lehr, Chief Business Development Officer of GrowthCell Global Corp.

Hilary Farr readies for off-screen debut

HGTV designer celeb Hilary Farr is underway in her off-screen efforts to expand her brand into the home furnishings arena.

After several months of research, the star of “Love It or List It” has partnered with five licensees to create the Hilary Farr Designs Collection for the home. She is working with licensing agency All American Licensing to build her home collection.

The launch is set for October during High Point Market.

The licensees are:

  • Braxton Culler Inc. for indoor and outdoor furniture, including living, dining, and bed room and patio furniture
  • Covington Fabric + Design for upholstery fabrics
  • Grandview Gallery for lighting
  • AB Home Inc. for room décor and accessories
  • Kaleen Rugs for area rugs, both indoor and outdoor qualities

“We are excited to partner with these brands,” Farr told Furntiure Today. “They are great anchors to getting our brand and designs out in the marketplace. I am already working closely with them to have the first line ready for October market.”

Kaleen Senior Vice President Blake Dennard said, “The main reason we are very interested in working with Hilary is her willingness to work on the product with us, directly.

“She is very hands-on as far as what we are going to make for the collection. She understands her customer, and she gets the color sense of the equation and what [her customer] is looking for, pattern-wise. We were looking for a real partnership, and we have found that with Hilary.”

Farr said that for this new endeavor, she is “digging deeper to reveal another layer” of her Hilary Farr Designs interior decorating and design firm.

“I’m taking my design imprint to the next level,” she explained.

That includes home textiles “that have a sense of vintage but are reimagined for today.”

And looks drawn from nature “because that is what inspires me, truly.”

Farr continued: “I am an outdoor person. I love all the flora and fauna. I haven’t met an animal I didn’t like, including creepy crawlies.”

Geometrics will also be represented as well an updated chinoiserie looks across the collection’s portfolio of designs.

“My collection will be about what speaks to me personally and what I love,” Farr said. “It will be something more personal and from what I see resonates with my clients. The collection will present a softer, gentler way of looking at your home.”

AAL Brokers Food Deal for TV Veterinarian, Dr. Pol

Los Angeles, CA, March xx, 2019All American Licensing (AAL)has announced that Dr. Jan Pol, the charismatic and celebrated veterinarian and star of Nat Geo WILD’s #1 hit reality television series The Incredible Dr. Pol, has entered into a comprehensive licensing agreement with industry leader, Consumers Supply Distributors (CSD). The new deal calls for CSD to develop a robust portfolio of Large Animal Feed, Large Animal Supplements, Small Animal Feed, Small Animal Supplements, Companion Animal Feeds, Companions Animal Supplements, Companion Animal (dog/cats), Food, Treats, Snacks and Toppers which will feature the Dr. Pol brand imprint.

InThe Incredible Dr. Pol, viewers travel with Dr. Pol across rural Michigan as he tirelessly cares for family pets and livestock in need of his expertise and kindness.The series, which celebrated its 100thepisode in 2017, is currently airing in its 14thseason and continues to break ratings records for the Nat Geo WILD network.

A true television icon, Dr. Pol has been featured in dozens of major media outlets such as USA Today, PEOPLE, Parade Magazine, TV Guide, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, and top TV shows including The Doctors, HLN’s MichaeLA, Fox & Friends, Home & Family, ABC News, Adult Swim, Good Day LA and many others.

“I’m excited to incorporate the insights I’ve learned in my many years of veterinary experience, collaborating with CSD to develop an affordable and practical line of animal products that are unique to the marketplace,” states Dr. Pol.

Don Rothwell, partner at All American Licensing, commented, “We’re thrilled to be working with CSD, a respected, family-run business that is certified by multiple federal and state agencies and is dedicated to providing the highest standards of farm and feed products while also having a passion dedicated to making sure animals remain healthy and strong through proper care, vaccinations, and nutrition.”

“Our company has a great history of making high quality animal products for all levels of the customer’s value chain and this new partnership with Dr. Pol is one we are absolutely delighted about,” says Dan Patee, Vice President of Consumers Supply Distributing, LLC. Dan added, “Dr. Pol’s practical nature is exactly what we were looking for in a partner and we are beyond excited for the new products we are developing together and bringing to market.”

All American Licensing To Rep “Chicken Soup For the Soul” Pet Food Brand – Looks to Debut New Branded Pet Products In 2019

 

All American Licensing today announced the signing of a representation and consulting agreement with Chicken Soup for the Soul for new branded pet products.

As part of the agreement, AAL will license a comprehensive new portfolio of pet products related to the Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food brand. The new licensing agreement represents a significant expansion of Chicken Soup for the Soul, which has been providing wholesome, healthy pet food for over 15 years.

Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food began in 2003, and offers a variety of dry and wet cat and dog food for all stages of life, as well as dog treats. The pet food is made in the USA with wholesome, healthy ingredients. Beginning in January 2019, Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food will sponsor a new animal focused TV series hosted by actress Eva LaRue (“CSI”) airing every week on The CW, entitled Chicken Soup for the Souls Animal Tales.

The new line of products will include traditional toys, collars, and beds, and a variety of other products.

“We are thrilled to be working with All American Licensing,” stated Chris Mitchell, CEO of Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food. “The expertise they have within the pet industry and their understanding of our brand make for a great partnership. We have been interested in expanding our offerings within the pet space and building on our successful dog and cat food products for a while. Through our new partnership with AAL, we will provide even more quality products for pets.”

Michael Gottsegen, Co-Founding Partner of All American Licensing, adds, “We’ve worked with the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand in the past, and have always greatly enjoyed the experience, as well as the mutual success our joint efforts have generated. Today, we are excited to now significantly expand the brand’s Pet Food line beyond its current food offerings, so that it will soon include a full-range of traditional pet categories for in and around the home.”

About Chicken Soup for the Soul Pet Food:

Chicken Soup for the Soul understands the unique relationship between people and pets. Health conscious consumers have been feeding their cats and dogs Chicken Soup for the Soul wholesome and balanced, super premium pet food for over 15 years. Holistic in nature, the entire line of products is made from only the finest ingredients: real meats, fruits, vegetables and herbs. With no added corn, wheat, soy, artificial coloring, flavoring or preservatives, Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food is inspired by your love for pets, and promotes overall health and well-being for dogs and cats. The products are proudly made in the USA, and feature rescued shelter pets on every bag. Core and grain-free formulas and a line of treats are available in independent pet specialty stores nationwide and online.

A portion of all proceeds from the sale of Chicken Soup for the Soul pet food goes to help shelters and pets in need through Chicken Soup for the Soul’s Fill-a-Bowl … Feed-a-SoulTM program. The program, which was launched in association with American Humane, aims to provide over a million meals to shelter pets annually. Visit www.chickensouppets.com.

About Chicken Soup for the Soul:

Chicken Soup for the Soul, the world’s favorite and most recognized storyteller, publishes the famous Chicken Soup for the Soul book series. With well over 100 million books sold to date in the U.S. and Canada alone, more than 250 titles, and translations into more than 40 languages, “chicken soup for the soul” is one of the world’s best-known phrases and is regularly referenced in pop culture. Today, 25 years after it first began sharing happiness, inspiration and hope through its books, this socially conscious company continues to publish a new title a month, but has also evolved beyond the bookstore with super premium pet food, television shows and movies through its subsidiary, Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, podcasts, positive journalism from aplus.com, education programs, and licensed products, all revolving around true stories, as the company continues “changing the world one story at a time.”

 

All-American Signs “Love It Or List It” Hilary Farr

Hilary Farr has always been, in her words, “a practical, Mary Poppins kind of designer.” By that, she means she is all about “functional fashion.” “If I had to tag my design, I’d say transitional,” she said. “And actually very inexpensive and very accessible. I’d say: Affordable. Accessible. Chic.”

The co-star of HGTV’s “Love It or List It” redecorating/real estate show has spent more than 15 years as president of her eponymous interior design business and the past 10 on HGTV.

She is now ready to bring her own brand of style to the home furnishing sector with the launch of “Hilary Farr Design.”

Farr recently partnered with licensing agency All American Licensing to launch her brand and hit the ground running in search of potential partners to bring it to life across a range of home goods.

“She is the quintessential designer who is insightful, intuitive and creative,” said Don Rothwell, partner of All American Licensing. “Hilary Farr will be using her years of design experience to work with partners in home categories such as furniture, bedding, rugs, bath and more to bring fashion, practicality and performance to help make the home a beautiful space. Hilary Farr is refreshing and unique and she is focused.”

 

 

AAL To Rep World-Renowned TV Veterinarian Dr. Jan Pol

Dr. Pol

All American Licensing (AAL)has announced the signing of Dr. Jan Pol, the charismatic and internationally-acclaimed veterinarian and star of the wildly successful television series The Incredible Dr. Pol, to an exclusive licensing agreement. The new deal calls for AAL to develop a comprehensive portfolio of new food products, toys and other accessories which will feature the Dr. Pol brand imprint. Dr. Pol’s initial foray into consumer products will feature a full-range of both traditional pet categories as well as farm animal solutions.

The Incredible Dr. Pol, a reality TV series set in rural Michigan, currently airs on Nat Geo WILD, making it the network’s #1 rated program, with over 100 episodes produced to date.

A true television icon, Dr. Pol has recently been featured in dozens of major media outlets, including USA Today, Parade Magazine, TV Guide, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Chicago Tribune, and top TV shows including HLN’s MichaeLA, Fox & Friends, The Doctors, Home & Family, Adult Swim, Good Day LA and many others.

States Dr. Pol, “I’m excited to incorporate the insights I’ve learned in my many years of veterinary experience, collaborating with AAL to develop an affordable and practical line of animal products that are unique to the marketplace.”

Michael Gottsegen, Co-Founding Partner of All American Licensing, commented, “We’re thrilled to be working with Dr. Pol and his dedicated team – wonderful people who are truly inspired to help not just dogs and cats, but all animals remain healthy and strong through proper care, vaccinations, and grooming.”

“Our strategy is to align Dr. Pol with retailers that will embrace his philosophy and dedication to providing the best service for the care and treatment of all animals, both large and small,” adds Tim Rothwell, AAL Co-Founding Partner.

About Dr. Jan Pol:

“In this business, it is totally unpredictable what you’re going to get, day to day. Animals don’t wait to get sick, and they don’t take appointments. They get sick, and they need to be seen.  So some days, you’re gonna go in, and there’s gonna be nothing going on. And other days, you’re gonna go in, and you can’t run fast enough.”– Dr. Jan Pol

With more than 40 years of veterinary experience, Dr. Jan Pol is a pioneer in treating animals. He is also star of Nat Geo WILD’s #1 series The Incredible Dr. Pol, which follows the unflappable and unstoppable vet on his routine 14-hour workdays treating both pets and livestock. A graduate of the prestigious Utrecht University Veterinary program in The Netherlands, Dr. Pol immigrated to the United States in 1971. After ten years of practice, he moved to Weidman, Michigan, in 1981 and founded Pol Veterinary Services out of his garage with his wife, Diane. With a down-to-earth, practical approach to veterinary medicine, Dr. Pol grew his practice from a humble start to one with over 23,000 clients.

Specializing in large farm animals, Dr. Pol treats horses, pigs, cows, sheep, alpacas, goats, chickens and even an occasional reindeer.  A true friend of the farmer, he works tirelessly to ensure that the diminishing population of family farmers remains in business.  And he plays an integral role in keeping farmers’ livestock healthy and their businesses profitable.  Dr. Pol works with many 4-H groups and feels every child should grow up with a pet.  For that reason, he tries to keep pet ownership affordable.

With his thick Dutch accent, signature mustache, vintage 1981 “Back to the Future” DeLorean car, down-to-earth practical approach and fun-loving, never give up attitude, Dr. Jan Pol is nothing short of a local legend and America’s favorite veterinarian!