JDK to design global brand development platform for Woolrich

first_imgWoolrich, the Original Outdoor Clothing Company®, will partner with Jager di Paola Kemp Design (JDK) of Burlington, Vermont, to create and implement a global brand development strategy.  JDK’s collaboration with Woolrich will key on the development of an international brand platform for the iconic American apparel maker.Founded in 1988, JDK’s design driven branding approach and proprietary Living Brand® strategy has garnered them international recognition as a leader in the discipline.  The Living Brand process reveals the core ideas behind a brand, while the emotional, rational, and cultural aspects of the brand are also taken under consideration. JDK’s work includes development of creative and distinctive branding strategies for a wide range of brands including Burton Snowboards, Levi Strauss, Champion Paper, and Microsoft Xbox 360.”Any brand with real substance recognizes that you become what you believe, as a brand and as a culture. Woolrich has believed in the substance and meaning of the beauty and power of wool for nearly two centuries,” said Michael Jager, President/CEO at Jager Di Paola Kemp Design. “Woolrich, just hearing the name ignites memories and meaning that resonates from the past, to the present and into the future and we are honored to collaborate with the global Woolrich team.”Woolrich, founded in 1830, is surging right now with its classic designs and the popularity of the Americana and heritage trends.  Additionally, the buffalo check design, synonymous with the brand, has been a key element to the brand’s recent successes thanks to the plaid trend of the past few seasons.  Building on these themes and successes, Woolrich recently introduced its Fall 2011 collections for which it received resounding approval from its retail partners and the media.Globally, the Woolrich brand is marketed by Woolrich and its licensing partners.  The company’s core apparel business is marketed under five distinct collections consisting of the Woolrich Outdoor Collection, Woolrich John Rich and Bros., Woolrich Woolen Mills, Woolrich Penn Rich, and Woolrich Elite Tactical Series.”With increasing demand for Woolrich in a broad variety of demographics and markets, it’s essential that our brand platform be clear, focused, and ready to support both current and future demand,” said Brian Mangione, Woolrich Executive Vice President.About Woolrich®Woolrich Inc., the Original Outdoor Clothing Company, is an authentic American brand that embraces an outdoor lifestyle. Trusted since 1830 by generations of loyal consumers, Woolrich continues its tradition of providing quality products for today’s outdoor enthusiast. A brand recognized worldwide, Woolrich product offerings include functional, comfortable and durable men’s and women’s sportswear and outerwear using innovative fabrications for the ultimate in performance capabilities, well-designed home and outdoor living products, and licensed accessory products. In 2010, Woolrich celebrated its 180th Anniversary. It is the original and longest continuously-operating outdoor apparel manufacturer and woolen mill in the United States. Find out more at www.woolrich.com(link is external).About Jager Di Paola Kemp DesignJDK is a design-driven multi-disciplinary studio based in Burlington, Vermont, with satellite spaces in New York City and Portland, Oregon.  JDK’s practice includes brand strategy, product design, identity, packaging, visual merchandising, advertising, Web sites, marketing collateral, and branded environments. JDK is the originator of Living Brand® strategy, a proprietary approach that guides brand design. Active clients include Burton Snowboards, Giant Bicycles, Intrawest’s Stratton Mountain Resort, Microsoft’s Xbox game console and Zune media player, Seventh Generation household products, SRAM Corporation, Virgin Mobile, and Wolverine World Wide’s Merrell and licensed Patagonia brands. More information on JDK can be found at its Web site, jdk.com.SOURCE Woolrich Inc. WOOLRICH, Pa., March 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ —last_img read more

Italian railways scheme launches search for private debt managers

first_imgEurofer, the Italian railway workers’ pension scheme, has launched a search for private debt fund managers.The €1bn second-pillar scheme will select one or more closed-end private debt funds, aiming to invest up to €25m, according to a document published on Eurofer’s website.The investment will be allocated to the ‘Bilanciato’ fund, the largest of its three funds (Garantito, Bilanciato and Dinamico) that the scheme offers. The Bilanciato fund had around €886m in assets as of June this year.Eurofer said it wanted funds investing mainly in the European Union or the European Economic Area. Successful bidders would invest primarily in debt financing for infrastructure projects, real estate projects or unlisted real estate companies, the pension fund said.It expressed a preference for medium-term loans to be held to maturity. The scheme intends to evaluate the risk profile and seniority level of the underlying investments. It aims to obtain a net return of between 5% and 8%.The funds must comply with AIFMD rules and have a target size of at least €250m.Consultancy firm Bfinance is assisting Eurofer in the selection process. More information can be found on its website.Eurofer, an industry-wide scheme, was among the first Italian schemes in its category to invest in real estate when it backed a pan-European real estate fund in 2012.In 2016, the scheme added to its alternatives portfolio with an investment in a core infrastructure equity fund.Italian pension funds increased their allocation to alternative assets in general throughout 2017 and managers expect the trend to continue this year.Private debt investments in Italy grew 35% in 2017, according to AIFI, the Italian private equity, venture capital and private debt association. Last year managers invested €641m, bringing the size of the market to over €1.5bn.last_img read more

Hospices call for more protection in euthanasia law

first_imgNZ Herald 16 August 2019Family First Comment: “Organisations were also worried that without further protections, those who didn’t want to participate would be at risk of coming under pressure to provide euthanasia services or lose public contracts,”#coercionHospices say they want more protections to ensure their facilities won’t be used for assisted dying if euthanasia legislation makes it through Parliament.But the politician behind the bill, Act Leader David Seymour, says there’s no problem to be fixed.The End of Life Choice Bill passed its second reading 70 votes to 50 in June and is now going through a series of debates about what changes are needed before it’s voted on for a final time.The bill allows terminally ill adults with less than six months to live to request assisted dying and let’s doctors opt out of any part of the process.National Party MP Michael Woodhouse, who opposes the legislation, has now proposed an amendment that would let hospices, aged-care facilities and faith-based providers to be able to say they didn’t want anyone to be able to provide assisted dying on their premises.“There is no legal prohibition on the ability of a doctor practicing autonomously with a resident in a rest home to offer assisted dying services inside their facility,” he said.Organisations were also worried that without further protections, those who didn’t want to participate would be at risk of coming under pressure to provide euthanasia services or lose public contracts,” he said.Hospice New Zealand chair Richard Thurlow said assisted dying went against the character of the providers and their basic beliefs of neither hastening nor postponing death.READ MORE: https://www.nzherald.co.nz/index.cfm?objectid=12258952&ref=twitter  (behind paywall)last_img read more

Feature distance just right for David Smith at Buena Vista Raceway’s Suter Memorial

first_imgALTA, Iowa (July 2) – From the vantage point of winner David Smith, the 25-lap distance for Buena Vista Raceway’s Kyle Suter Memorial was just right.Smith led the last 24 circuits and earned $1,000 for his Wednesday night IMCA Sunoco Stock Car vic­tory at Alta.“I ran the very top of the track. There was just enough momentum on the top, which was starting to go away,” said Smith, who’d lined up behind pole starter Chris Ullrich and taken the lead with a pass inside. “I didn’t want any more laps.” Smith’s younger brother Devin, a contender for national and Arnold Motor Supply Northern Re­gion rookie of the year honors, used lower lines in advancing 13 spots to second. “Any time you see us finish 1-2, it’s good. It doesn’t get any better than that. It’s the best when everybody runs good,” Smith said. “The $1,000 was a bonus.”Brian Blessington passed nine cars and finished third. Derek Green challenged Smith several times for the lead before ending in fourth and Allan Schmidt was fifth. Feature results – 1. David Smith; 2. Devin Smith; 3. Brian Blessington; 4. Derek Green; 5. Allan Schmidt; 6. Josh Suhr; 7. Mel Elsberry; 8. Jason Mickelson; 9. Roger Verdoorn; 10. Jason Rold; 11. Chris Ullrich; 12. Patrick Cross; 13. Marcus Hansen; 14. Justin Regnerus; 15. Jake Masters; 16. Chad Palmer; 17. Bob Staiert; 18. Justin Bromert; 19. Mathias Lux.last_img read more