PCNA Partners With JanSport
Polyconcept North America (PCNA)—parent company of suppliers Leed’s (PPAI 112361, S13), Bullet (PPAI 113079, S12), Journalbooks (PPAI 110769, S10), Trimark (PPAI 198982, S10) and ETS Express (PPAI 135148, S11)—has announced a new retail partner, JanSport. The backpack brand not only expands the company’s offerings in the bags category, but also its eco-friendly styles, as the majority of JanSport packs available at PCNA will be made in part with recycled materials.
“JanSport is a brand whose legacy precedes them,” says Liz Haesler, chief merchandising officer for PCNA. “They represent a feeling of nostalgia for so many people and we are thrilled to add them to our impressive portfolio of retail brand partners. As a leader in the bags category, we take great pride in making sure we provide our distributor partners with the best selection of quality, on-trend pieces. Not only does JanSport offer a great selection of packs made in part with recycled fabrics, but their packs are designed to last and come with a limited lifetime warranty, minimizing the brand’s waste and environmental impact—so with every sale, we are one step closer to protecting our environment.”
PCNA is launching the brand with a JanSport backpack style, and more bags will be added by the end of the year and into 2022.