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Albany Industries And Kathy Ireland Worldwide Announce Licensing Partnership

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Albany Industries, a leading manufacturer of Stationary and Reclining Upholstery, has signed a licensing partnership with kathy ireland Worldwide®, committed to home design solutions for the growing market of Casual Seating and Home Entertainment Seating.

The initial introduction will feature 4 Upholstery Collections, solutions for busy families and 4 Reclining Collections designed for the Home Environment, as an exciting place for the family to relax.

The introduction will be premiered at the upcoming October Market.

Raymour & Flanigan is the initial retail partner for the collections.

"We expect great success, with the kathy ireland Home by Albany Industries collections going into the future.  We're very excited to have the opportunity to work with Kathy Ireland and her team in an effort to design and build affordable, stylish furnishings for the home," said  Brian Einhorn, Vice President Global Sales and Marketing.

“Albany Industries is a unique and special leader in stationary and reclining upholstery... this is an exciting moment for both of our companies.  Bringing a beautiful range of upholstered products from this fine company to market, is an exciting and innovative design opportunity.  We are exceptionally inspired to partner with this gifted team at Albany Industries, who are diligent about our mission of '...finding solutions for families, especially busy moms,' ” said Kathy.

About Albany Industries: Albany Industries is a leading producer of stylish, value priced Stationary Upholstery and Reclining Furniture.  Albany operates 3 upholstery factories (over 500,000 sq. ft. of production space) in Northeast MS and was founded in 1995 by Hugh McLarty.  Albany sells its broad product line to leading retailers across the USA and Canada. 

About kathy ireland Worldwide®: kathy ireland Worldwide® (kiWW®) is the design and marketing firm founded in 1993 by CEO and Chief Designer, Kathy Ireland. The mission statement of kiWW® is "...finding solutions for families, especially busy moms"™.  Forbes Magazine reports that kiWW® is a "design empire which grosses over 1.4 billion dollars annually in retail sales." In 2010, License Global Magazine names kathy ireland Worldwide® the 28th most powerfully licensed brand globally and reports that annual retail sales have grown to 1.9 billion dollars. kathy ireland Worldwide® offers designs in Home, Office, Weddings, Baby Products, Fashion, Fine Jewelry, Destination Properties, Publishing and More...  Additional information is available at www.kathyireland.com

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