Rain Gear

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,…

Southern Plus Acquires Aqua Sheen Brand, Assets
April 18, 2019 at 12:41 pm

Southern Plus, Hartwell, Ga., announced that it has acquired the Aqua Sheen brand and its assets for an undisclosed amount, and will sell Aqua Sheen's rainwear products as an extension of Southern Plus's current product offering. "We're excited to continue the legacy of the Aqua Sheen brand and to be able to offer customers rain…

This Kickstarter Raincoat That Fits In Your Wallet Would Make a Great Promo Item
March 1, 2018 at 2:54 pm

In the final stanza of “The Rainy Day,” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, addressing his “sad heart,” notes “Thy fate is the common fate of all, / Into each life some rain must fall.” As a native of Portland, Maine, the poet received plenty of meteorological proof for that couplet, and, who knows, he might have been…

Promotional Products Industry Helps With Hurricane Relief
August 31, 2017 at 2:22 pm

The promotional products industry has come through in a big way to help the victims of Hurricane Harvey in Houston and its surrounding areas. Through product donation and fundraising, suppliers and distributors have been doing their…