Rain Gear

Storm Duds Raingear Announces Two New Hires
November 12, 2020 at 12:09 pm

Storm Duds Raingear, Attleboro, Mass., announced the hiring of Michelle DeMayo as national account manager and Alan Rice as multi-line representative. DeMayo came to Storm Duds in August 2020 with 28 years of sales experience. She started working in the scholastic and collegiate jewelry industry before entering the promotional products industry several years ago as…

Promotional Jackets and Outerwear: Trends to Watch in a Changing Market
October 14, 2020 at 8:49 am

The pandemic is still going strong, which means people are going to start needing outerwear and jackets if they want to stay outdoors in the colder months. With that in mind, we caught up with three industry outerwear experts about what styles to look out for this year, what’s changed in the market and what to know about promotional outerwear and jackets...

StrombergBrand Umbrellas Adds Two Multi-Line Sales Groups
July 30, 2020 at 2:33 pm

StrombergBrand Umbrellas, Valley Cottage, N.Y., announced the addition of two veteran multi-sales groups to represent it in the Northeast and Midwest/Upper Midwest/Ohio Valley regions. Dave Mattson of DJM Sales Inc., who has been in the promotional products industry for more than 30 years, will cover Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New…

IKEA Launched Its First-Ever Branded Merch Collection (But You Can Only Get It at One Store)
July 23, 2020 at 8:00 am

IKEA is best known for its modern furniture and home furnishings with names like "Mlalmgörn" and "Slüfstaflargen." But the retailer has also dabbled in branded merchandise and apparel, previously turning its iconic shopping bags into bucket hats and launching a limited streetwear line. Now, it's making more of an official foray into branded merchandise...

StrombergBrand Umbrellas Hires Richard Meth as Director of Sales
May 19, 2020 at 1:29 pm

StrombergBrand announced that Richard Meth has joined the company as director of sales. Meth will lead StrombergBrand’s internal sales team, as well as multi-line sales representatives nationwide. Most recently, Meth spent 18 years as vice president of marketing and sales at Rainkist Umbrella Company...

Hexa Custom Launches Its First Ever 100 Percent Customizable Premium Rain Jacket
May 15, 2020 at 11:00 am

Hexa Custom, Boulder, Colo., set forth into spring with the launch of its first fully-customizable premium rain jacket, delivering weather protection that’s comfortable and 100 percent on-brand. Hexa Custom debuted in late 2019, offering 100 percent customizable, premium down jackets built from the ground up with no minimums and a three-week delivery window. The fully…

Kathy Scanlan Joins Peerless Umbrella from Rainkist
March 10, 2020 at 11:49 am

Peerless Umbrella, Newark, N.J., announced the addition Kathy Scanlan, former customer service manager for the recently closed Rainkist Umbrella. "We are all friends and family in this industry, so it's always sad to see any business, even one we consider a competitor, have to…

Rainkist Umbrella Parent Company Permanently Closes
February 6, 2020 at 1:36 pm

Futai Inc., the parent company of Rainkist Umbrella, announced that it has permanently shut its doors effective Jan. 31, 2020. The full statement is as follows: To the Customers of Futai,Inc (USA), We regret to inform you that Futai,Inc. (USA) will be permanently closing its doors on January 31, 2020. If you have any questions, please…

Expo East: Day Two Best-of Roundup
June 10, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Last week’s PPAI Expo East gathering in Atlantic City featured 302 businesses offering wide varieties of products and services, and although diversity marked their New Jersey-based presence, two themes ran common among them—pride and innovation. Every Promo Marketing interaction with the companies sparked conversations that made apparent that the exhibitors are spending 2019 displaying both,…