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24 December 2021

Global Licensing NZ Ltd appointed Australia & New Zealand licensing agent for ARTiSTORY, a specialist in art and cultural IP licensing.

Global Licensing NZ Ltd is proud to announce our appointment as Australia & New Zealand licensing agent for ARTiSTORY, a specialist in art and cultural IP licensing.
 
ARTiSTORY has unique capabilities of transforming artefacts to merchandise and storytelling via digital content, empowered by teams in Singapore, London, Barcelona, Boston, Shanghai, and Beijing. They partner with the world’s top museums and cultural organisations to develop licensing programmes with global retailers, manufacturers and direct to consumer brands, expanding their engagement with a global audience.
 
The founding members of ARTiSTORY are pioneers in art and culture IP licensing with track records working with the Natural History Museum, British Museum, the MET, V&A and many of the world’s top retailers and consumer brands such as Uniqlo, Amazon, Max Factor and Nestle.
 
ARTiSTORY works closely with major cultural institutions across the world including the National Gallery, London; the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Dunhuang, China; the Brooklyn Museum, New York; the Thyssen Bornemisza National Museum, Spain and the Benaki Museum in Greece.
 
Through its ‘Artefacts to Merchandise’ business model, the company aims to create and license on-trend, contemporary prints and patterns inspired by some of the most celebrated artworks in the world.

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The Resene Kidz bedlinen range is back with some fabulous, tufted duvet covers perfect to brighten up kid’s bedrooms. Made of pure cotton, these duvets offer softness and breathability for an extra comfortable sleep, while also bringing colour to the room. Whether your little one is an aspiring astronaut, a little princess or prince, or all about bright colour, there’s a duvet for them in the Resene Kidz bedlinen range, available at Briscoes stores in New Zealand.
For more information see;

https://www.habitatbyresene.co.nz/news-articles/three-ways-to-colour-your-kids-bedroom-with-the-resene-kidz-bedlinen-range

9 September 2021

Linen House NZ Launch New Range of Resene Kidz Bedlinen in Briscoes

A brand new range of AA Motoring branded Automotive Lubricants and Air Fresheners has been launched in New Zealand by NZ Automobile Association licensee, Wentworth Automotive. This agreement was secured by AA licensing agent, Global Licensing NZ Ltd.

 

There are eleven skus of high quality, AA tested lubricants in the initial range. They include Tyre Shine, Vehicle Protectant, Glass Cleaner, Carpet Cleaner, Dashboard Shine, Silicone Spray, Windscreen Washer, Degreaser, Cleaning Wipes, Mag Wheel Cleaner and Wash & Wax. These are available across NZ in Briscoes, Mitre 10 and on the NZ AA Website. Further products are planned to extend the range including Paste Wax & Soft Wax.

 

The AA Motoring Air Freshener range includes fragrances such as Vanilla, Bubblegum, Vitality, Sea Breeze, Sunset and Forest. An AA Motoring Air Freshener display stand is in development.

14 September 2021

Wentworth Automotive Launches AA Motoring Lubricants and Air Fresheners in NZ

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1 September 2021

Peter Alexander Launch Roald Dahl Sleepwear Collection

Leading Australian sleepwear retailer Peter Alexander has launched a wonderful new range of adult & children's sleepwear based on the classic children's books by world famous author, Roald Dahl.

These garments feature artwork by the original illustrator, Sir Quentin Blake, and are based on titles such as Matilda, Charlie & the Chocolate Factory, The BFG, James & the Giant Peach and The Twits.  

This agreement between Peter Alexander Sleepwear Pty Ltd and The Roald Dahl Story Company was negotiated by Global Licensing NZ Ltd.

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1 August 2021

Ladelle Launches Resene Living Candles & Diffusers

Ladelle has recently launched an exciting new range of Resene Living Candles and Diffusers in Briscoes, New Zealand's largest homewares retailer.

The Resene Colour Block range is inspired by vibrant Resene colours. NZ's favourite iconic colours, including Resene Happy Hour and Resene Bowie, are re-imagined as scents which infuse the home with fragrance while also bringing a pop of colour.

Resene has promoted these products via EDM mailing to their 200,000+ customers and on their social channels. They will also feature in the upcoming Spring/Summer issue of Habitat Magazine. Here is a link to the Habitat by Resene website for more details on the range -

https://www.habitatbyresene.co.nz/news-articles/colours-come-to-life-with-resene-livings-new-scent-sational-range-of-candles-and-diffusers

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20 May 2021

New Love Is Licensees appointed for Apparel, Greeting Cards & Wrap

Mitch Dowd Design has signed an Australia & New Zealand Love Is licensing agreement with brand owner Minikim Holland BV, in a deal negotiated by local licensing agent Global Licensing NZ Ltd.

The agreement encompasses Women's T-shirts, Tank Tops, Hoodies, Jackets, Caps, Shorts, Track Pants, Socks, Trunks, Briefs, Boxers and Sleepwear.

Mitch Dowd joins another new Australasian Love Is licensee - Koala Publishing, who recently signed an agreement for Greeting Cards,  Gift Bags and Gift Wrap. The first designs were launched in Q1, 2021.

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17 February 2021

Ladelle Signs Resene Living Licensing Agreement – Launches Kitchen Products in Briscoes

Global Licensing NZ Ltd has secured a new Resene Living licensing agreement with Ladelle Australia for Housewares product categories.

 

The expansive product list includes Kitchen Co-ordinates, Napery, Hard Home Products, Bathroom Products, PVC Tabletones, Teaware and Coffee, Drinkware, Candles & Diffusers.

The first range of kitchen products launched in Briscoes, New Zealand’s leading homewares retailer in January 2021. This fashionable line, with designs based upon the latest on-trend Resene interior paint colours, includes Aprons, Single Oven Gloves, Double Mitts, Pot Holders and Tea Towels. Following soon will be Resene Living Candles and Diffusers, with fragrances inspired by specific Resene colours.

To help drive sales, Resene will promote these products heavily in Habitat Magazine (NZ’s highest readership lifestyle magazine), their Website, EDM mailing and through social channels including Instagram.

These new Resene Living products will complement the successful homewares programme developed by Linen House NZ, with their line of quality Adult & Children’s Bedlinen, Cushions, Towels, Facecloths, Throws and more.

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10 January 2021

The Warehouse Launches The Gruffalo Sleepwear Range in New Zealand

Leading New Zealand retailer The Warehouse has signed a licensing agreement with Magic Light Pictures Limited, worldwide licensor for the classic children’s publishing brand The Gruffalo, in a deal secured by Global Licensing NZ Ltd. Products include apparel, stationery and bedding,

 

The first product to launch in 2021 is a range of Boys & Girls Winter Sleepwear, including a wonderful Gruffalo Hooded Robe for Sizes 3-8 yrs.

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1 November 2020

Global Licensing Appointed Australia/NZ Licensing Agent for Book Hungry Bears

9 Story Distribution International Ltd, the worldwide licensor for the exciting new CGI preschool TV series “Book Hungry Bears’, has appointed Global Licensing NZ Ltd as Licensing Agent for Australia & NZ. Book Hungry Bears is a NZ, Canada and China co-production between Pūkeko Pictures, Breakthrough Entertainment and Hengxin Shambala Kids, and is distributed by 9Story. 52 x 11 min episodes (Series 1) are broadcast on ABC in Australia and TVNZ in NZ.

 

Show Synopsis

The Book Hungry Bears love sharing books. They are hungry to learn all they can from the picture books that flit and flutter about in the Bear’s beautiful papercraft world. Join Crystal, Boomer, Melody and Scout as they search amongst the paper trees for a new book to share. Then get “close and comfy” with them as they settle down to enjoy the book together, sharing the delight of the narrative and learning about each other and the incredible world around them.

Book Hungry Bears is a celebration of the love of children’s picture books. In this series, the books are read just like a child would read a story with their family, a shared experience that can be replicated at home. Each book’s illustrations appear just as they do in the book - they don’t magically animate, it is the reading of the book that brings the stories to life. Every adventure is a captivating experience centred around a book, a lesson and relating this back to everyday life. It is a way of enriching young children’s lives through great stories, and a great book.

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13 October 2020

Linen House NZ Launches "Resene Kidz" Children's Bedlinen

Linen House NZ Ltd has launched a new range of children's bedlinen in Briscoes stores across New Zealand. This is the first product to be developed and launched under the new "Resene Kidz" brand. The Resene Kidz line features a number of colours from the popular Resene KidzColour paint range and has been carefully designed to help co-ordinate your home.

Bursting with colour, these duvet cover sets will add a fresh and fun look to a child’s bedroom. Printed on 100% cotton, each design is packed in a co-ordinating printed fabric bag with drawstrings – a must-have for carrying books and toys, or as a swimming or sleepover bag!

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1 July 2020

Caprice Australia Pty Ltd signs Roald Dahl Licensing Agreement

Caprice Australia has signed an Australian licensing agreement for the classic children's publishing brand Roald Dahl, in a deal negotiated by licensing agent, Global Licensing NZ Ltd.

The agreement encompasses Fabric, Quilt Cover Sets, Fleece Blankets & Cushions. The initial range of printed fabric will launch in Spotlight Stores in late 2020.

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1 June 2020

Global Licensing NZ Ltd appointed Australia & NZ Licensing Agent for Classic Art Brand "Love Is"

Minikim Holland B.V., worldwide licensor of the classic '70's art/design brand "Love Is", in conjunction with J & M Brands, has appointed Global Licensing NZ Ltd as licensing agent for Australia & NZ. Love Is was created in the late 1960's by NZ-born Kim Casali, who created little sentimental notes with a small drawing for her future husband Roberto. On Jan 5th 1970 theses private missives first appeared in the Los Angeles Times and soon became a phenomenon.

Global Director, Mark Paul says "We believe now is the perfect time to reintroduce this classic art brand, given the uncertain and challenging world we are in at present. We could certainly do with a bit more love right now. There are over 9,000 designs (Classic & Modern), text can be altered, colours changed and new artwork created for specific products, events or retailers. There is wide scope to create something unique and appealing".

Global will initially pursue opportunities in Apparel, Accessories, Homewares, Health & Beauty, Giftware, Social Expression and Gift Food.

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8 April 2020

Licensing Essentials signs BSA Motorcycles Licensing Agreement

Licensing Essentials, a leading supplier of licensed products to the Australian and NZ markets has signed a BSA Motorcycles licensing agreement with Licensing Management International, in a deal brokered by Global Licensing NZ Ltd. Products will include;

Apparel: T-shirts, Jumpers, Hoodies, Jackets, Headwear, Socks. Giftware: Drinkware, Mugs, Drink Bottles, Dining - plates, bowls, tea cups & saucers, teapots, kitchen storage, tinware, wall décor, clocks, can coolers, bar runners, coasters, key rings, magnets, stickers, cooler bags, shopping bags, bags, pens, snow globes, christmas decorations. Showbags.

The first products are due to launch in Q3, 2020.

1 March 2020

Global Licensing signs 3 NZ Licensing Agreements with Mondo Group Ltd

The Mondo Group is one of New Zealand's leading importers and distributors of Health & Beauty Care, Bath & Body, Gift and Fashion categories, supplying major chains and independent retailers nationwide. Mondo has signed 3 new licensing agreements with Global Licensing for;

Roald Dahl

Bath & Body products sourced from UK Licensee Bloom & Blossom.

Toiletry bags (own development) - to include Girls & Boys Travel Caddy Bags, Girls Bags with Handles and Boys Clutch Toilet Bags. 

Bloom & Blossom product launched early 2020, toiletry bags are planned to launch in Q3 2020.

The Gruffalo

Bath & Body products sourced from UK licensee Good Bubble Co., Toiletry Bags (own development).

Good Bubble Co product launched early 2020 while toiletry bags are planned to launch in Q3 2020.

NZ Automobile Association

AA Traveller branded Men's Roll Up Toilet Bags, Men's Zip Top Clutch Bags, Ladies Roll Up Toilet Bags, Ladies Vanities with Handles, Girls Caddy Travel Bags, Girls Bags with Handles, Boys Caddy Travel Bags and Boys Zip Top Clutch Bags.

All products are being developed in house by Mondo Group and feature iconic NZ imagery, fully approved by AA Traveller. Product will launch in Q3 2020.

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30 January 2020

MacEwen Apparel signs The Wiggles NZ agreement - launches Kids Apparel in Postie +

Following a highly successful 2019 with a sell out NZ tour, The Wiggles and Global Licensing have finalised a NZ licensing agreement with MacEwen Apparel for Children’s Outerwear, Sleepwear and Underwear exclusively for Postie + stores. The first girlswear designs featuring Emma Wiggle launched in February 2020 in conjunction with a social media product giveaway promotion run across Postie and Wiggles social channels.

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17 October 2019

Resene Homewares Launch in Briscoes stores across New Zealand

A wide range of Resene branded homewares has launched in Briscoes stores across New Zealand, in a deal negotiated by Resene Paints licensing agent Global Licensing NZ Ltd. Licensee Linen House Ltd. has designed the line with input from Resene who provided information on their best selling interior colours, and from Briscoes. Initial products include Duvet Cover Sets, Pillow Cases, Cushions, Bath Towels, Bath Hand Towels, Bath Sheets, Bath Mats and Face Cloths.

Resene will be promoting the launch in their Spring/Summer 2019 issue of Habitat Magazine and through their EDM and social media channels.

These are the first Resene licensed products to enter the market, but Global Licensing and Resene have bold plans to extend the brand into new categories in 2020 and beyond.

 

Products will fall under the following sub-brands - Resene Living (home & lifestyle), Resene Design (high end, fashion), Resene Gear (apparel & accessories) and Resene KidzColour (children's products).

Resene is one of New Zealand’s Most Trusted Brands. They are a 3rd generation family owned company renowned for premium quality paint and home decorating products and services. They set future colour and design trends, publish Habitat, NZ's largest circulation lifestyle magazine (over 300,000 copies), have over 400,000 Resene Cardholders and an EDM list of over 200,000 customers. They are major sponsors of NZ Fashion Week, The Design Show & many other fashion & lifestyle events annually.