January 26th, 2015Trend Lab LLC Launches Paddington Bear by Trend Lab Infant Bedding, Décor and Gift Collection
Trend Lab LLC is excited to announce the arrival of the Paddington Bear™ by Trend Lab Infant Bedding, Décor and Gift Collection. The initial launch is a capsule collection geared for broad mid-tier appeal and launches in time for the much anticipated Paddington movie release. Trend Lab will offer broader line opportunities and an increased retail presence throughout 2015.
Current offerings include infant crib bedding, room décor accents, and gifts. The designs evoke consumer nostalgia and reflect the endearing appeal of Paddington. Trend Lab has incorporated Paddington’s famous tag line “Please look after this bear. Thank you.”, as well as other distinctive Paddington elements including Paddington’s favorite food, marmalade, his famous suitcase, and well-known London landmarks. The fabrications are soft, tactile and snuggly with appliques and embroidery embellishments bringing dimension and detailing to the products.
Paddington’s adventure starts when he arrives at Paddington Station in London from Darkest Peru having stowed away in a ship’s lifeboat, surviving on marmalade. The story of how he was taken in to live with the Brown family, with his faultless manners, is heartwarming for readers and is a wonderful example for children around the world.
Paddington Bear™ © Paddington and Co Ltd/Studiocanal S.A. 2015
Licensed on behalf of Studiocanal S.A. by Copyrights Group
Since the first book, A Bear Called Paddington, was published by HarperCollins in 1958, a further 12 full-length novels and countless other formats have been published. Paddington’s adventures have been adapted several times for the small screen, most notably by Michael Bond himself, in collaboration with Ivor Wood and FilmFair, for the BBC, and HBO in the 1970s and 80s. In recognition of Paddington’s extraordinary popularity and success, Michael Bond was awarded an OBE (Order of the British Empire) from the Queen for services to children’s literature in 1997. Today, with over 70 titles available in 40 languages and more than 100 countries, book sales are in excess of 35 million.
The first ever live action film PADDINGTON™, inspired by Michael Bond’s best-selling books is set to launch in the US on 16 January, 2015. Being produced by David Heyman (producer of all eight of the Harry Potter films, Gravity and The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas among others) and helmed by twice BAFTA nominated director Paul King (Come Fly With Me, The Mighty Boosh) the film has a stellar cast with Nicole Kidman as the villain, together with Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Peter Capaldi, Jim Broadbent and Ben Whishaw, as the voice of Paddington.
About Trend Lab Trend Lab, LLC was founded in 2001 as a privately held, certified women-owned business based in Minnesota, on the belief that new parents desire sophisticated, trend-right nursery décor to flow with their home décor. Since then, product offerings have expanded to include infant and toddler bedding and accessories, home décor and gift items, and diaper bags.
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