Karsten U.S. adds Rosa Chá
Home & Textiles Today Staff -- Home Textiles Today, August 24, 2004
NEW YORK — Brazilian manufacturer Karsten’s U.S. marketing arm, Karsten America, is adding the Rosa Chá beachwear label to its roster of designer brands for bath and beach towels and robes.
The new program, comprised of towels and terry robes that directly coordinate with Rosa Chá lines, represents a new direction for Karsten America — the uncharted territory of apparel and swimwear retail channels.
The Rosa Chá label was created by designer Amir Slama and has long been a well-recognized beachwear brand in Brazil. The brand was introduced in the United States in 1997 — first in Los Angeles, then New York, and it later was expanded to other major markets. Today, it is sold in stores in Atlanta, Chicago, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, Philadelphia and San Francisco. Also, as of 2002, Rosa Chá can be found in Europe.
Karsten’s Rosa Chá collection includes sculpted bath towels in bright colors, printed and jacquard terry robes and printed and terry/silk beach towels, all of which coordinate with some of the brand’s new swimwear offerings.
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