Seattle, WA, November 07, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- As Mudlark prepares to celebrate its 20th year in the gift industry, the company is excited to announce a new operational partnership with The Madison Park Group, a leading manufacturer and distributor of stationery, gifts and accessories.
Founded by husband and wife team Doug and Kim Hamilton, Mudlark was created as a way for the couple to share their passion for great products, while providing their family an opportunity for a truly balanced lifestyle. With the initial design premise that recycled could be sophisticated, Mudlark has since made a name for itself in the specialty gift industry with products ranging from handcrafted soaps and candles to exquisitely designed notes, journals and more. Kim shares, “We are incredibly excited about this partnership; we are certain that our shared vision will result in wonderful new products and strong growth for our company.” Today Mudlark sells into over 5,000 specialty stores across the US and internationally.
With its roots tracing back to 1977, The Madison Park Group, a Southworth Company, established itself as one of the earliest specialty greeting card companies in the US. Over thirty years later, the company has expanded, through strategic manufacturing and distribution arrangements, to include eleven partner companies. Today, The Madison Park Group has grown far beyond greeting cards with products including personal accessories, gifts and party goods.
Mudlark and The Madison Park Group are united by a common reputation for high-quality, innovative and on-trend products. In addition, both companies have remained loyal to their family business roots and embody the core values associated with such companies—integrity, loyalty, and passion. Co-President of The Madison Park Group, Glen Biely shares, “Mudlark is one of the top lifestyle brands in the industry, and we’re thrilled to welcome them to The Madison Park Group. Kim and Doug are immensely talented, experienced, and focused, and their ongoing involvement will result in dynamite new products for years to come.”
Kim and Doug Hamilton will retain ownership and creative control of Mudlark and will work to expand the line with fresh new products and designs. Mudlark will also be retaining its design team, national sales representatives, and showrooms. The Madison Park Group will oversee all manufacturing, customer service, accounting, and warehouse operations for Mudlark out of their Seattle headquarters.
Press Contact: Katherine Dikeakos, email@example.com | 800-638-9622 x755
Mudlark Contacts: Doug Hamilton |firstname.lastname@example.org | 630-484-4404
Kim Hamilton | email@example.com | 630-870-1634
The Madison Park Group |800 South Michigan Street, Suite B | Seattle, WA 98108