Spreadshirt is expanding its Janosch collection launched in 2015. Last year, the line recorded a 300 percent increase in sales on the Leipzig e-commerce platform. The figures and motifs of the German children’s book author will now also be shown on children’s clothing and home accessories.

The licensor is Janosch Film & Medien AG, which holds the rights of over 250 books, 200 figures and more than 3,000 works of art.

More than 15 new Janosch designs are now available on the Spreadshirt marketplace as well as on Amazon and Ebay. At the same time, Spreadshirt is expanding its product range to include baby bibs, rompers and children’s shirts as well as pillow cases and mugs.

Behind the name Janosch is the illustrator, children’s book author and writer Horst Eckert, who invented the figures “tiger, bear and tiger duck”. Today the stories are available in more than 30 languages and are known worldwide. Eckert has received numerous awards for his work, such as the German Children’s Book Prize, the so-called Silberne Griffel and the Federal Cross of Merit, first class.

Spreadshirt was founded in Leipzig in 2002 and employs about 750 people at five production sites in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic and the USA. In 2016, turnover was around 93 million euros.


Link: www.spreadshirt.de

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