Global lifestyle brand Sanrio and beloved era icon, PusheenÂ® are thrilled to announce their long-awaited, limited-edition collaboration. Featuring exclusive accessories, collectibles, stationery, housewares and health and beauty products, the collection unites Hello Kitty and Pusheen for the first time to celebrate friendship and long-lasting connections.
â€œYou can never have too many friends! - This is Hello Kittyâ€™s motto and she is looking forward to making more friends together with Pusheen tooâ€ â€“ said Silvia Figini, Chief Operating Officer Sanrio â€“ EMEA, India and Oceania, Mr Men - Worldwide. â€œWe are glad to partner with another icon like Pusheen in this new program and we are sure the range of new products will capture the hearts of consumers and create extra fun.â€
â€œItâ€™s a dream come true to collaborate with Hello Kitty!â€ said Claire Belton, Creator of Pusheen. â€œItâ€™s been so much fun to work together and see everything come to life. I grew up loving Hello Kitty, so it feels like coming full circle.â€
Similar to Pusheen, whose animated comics and GIFs have spread smiles and laughter worldwide, Hello Kitty also stands for friendship, kindness, and inclusivity. These values have brought the two together to help spread positivity and acceptance to friends and fans everywhere. In addition, the cute designs and the pastel palette will make the range a fan favorite.
Confirmed license partners of the Hello Kitty x Pusheen collaboration include the following:
• Blueprint for stationery;
• Gund for plush;
• Hamee for squishy toys and phone accessories;
• Loungefly for bags and small accessories;
• Stitch & Story for crochet kits and craft accessories;
• Taste Beauty for health and beauty care products;
• Thumbs Up / Magnum Brands for housewares and figurines.
And more partners will be revealed soon!
The Hello Kitty x Pusheen collection will be available starting from fall 2021 at Claire's Accessories, John Lewis, Artbox, Forbidden Planet and in other selected retailers throughout Europe.
About Sanrio: Sanrio is the global lifestyle brand best known for Hello Kitty who was created in 1974, and home to many other beloved character brands such as My Melody, LittleTwinStars, Cinnamoroll, Pompompurin, Gudetama, Aggretsuko, Chococat, Bad Badtz-Maru, Kerokerokeroppi and the British icons Mr. Men Little Miss. Sanrio was founded on the small gift, big smile philosophy â€“ that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. Since 1960, this philosophy has served as the inspiration to offer quality products, services and activities that promote communication and inspire unique consumer experiences across the world. Today, Sanrioâ€™s business extends into the entertainment industry and includes the operation of a number of theme parks. Sanrio boasts an extensive product lineup of around 50,000 products, which are available in over 130 countries and regions around the world. To learn more about Sanrio, please visit www.sanrio.eu and follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
About Pusheen: Pusheen is a tubby tabby cat who brings smiles and laughter to people all around the world. She became famous through her animated comics, GIFs, and books as well as through her widely used animated stickers on Facebook, Instagram, iMessage, and other platforms. Founded in 2010, Pusheen Corp. works with over 100 licensees to bring cute and collectible Pusheen & friends products to millions of fans around the world.