'We’ll be first in fashion footwear'
Johannesburg (SA) – Robby Stoller and Jason Craft – former colleagues at Global Warming – have joined forces, offering a combined range which covers men’s and women’s forward fashion footwear.
Their companies, Dangee Corporation (Pty) Ltd and Carken & Co. (Pty) Ltd, will remain separate entities, but will both trade from Dangee’s Troyeville premises and share administration and warehousing.
Stoller has taken a share in Carken & Co.
Dangee has been operating for two-and-a-half years, and has specialised in men’s footwear under the Mazerata and Urban Art brands.
Stoller had been planning to add women’s footwear when his restraint of trade agreement with Global Warming ended at the end of May, because “ladies’ was a very important part of my portfolio before, and I wanted to get back into it”. But when Carken was formed early this year, launching its Miss Black brand, “it just seemed a wonderful opportunity”, he said.
“Jason’s knowledge of the ladies’ fashion footwear business is legendary, and through his success at Plum he has established himself as one of the top people in the industry.
“We have no doubt that with the launch of Miss Black and the incredible response and support Jason has had from the trade, the success of the ladies’ business is inevitable.”
The end of Stoller’s restraint of trade means that he is also able to sell to chains.
“I have the infrastructure to supply chains, and I will be doing so,” he said, “but I’ll be offering them my brands, not just sourcing for them.” – [Tel +27 (0)11 402 0312, email firstname.lastname@example.org]
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