So that's the 150 Zappar Powered T-Shirts mark crossed with the launch of the latest range of 5 Marvel designs available in Target in the US (oh, and did we mention sales of over 2.5 million?)
Funnily enough it was the humble Robot Tee that Simon and Connell made whilst at the University of Cambridge that was part of the inspiration for Zappar in the first place. Back then we loved the idea that products could communicate and still do now. T-Shirts are one of the simplest communication channels around. What you wear, the brand you associate with and display as a badge of honour on your chest, says something about you, your interests and allegiances. They're an instant conversation starter. With Zappar Powered Tees you can take this to another level and open up a magic portal so that your shirt can say and do more.
From our first release of Zapparel back in October 2011 we've sold Zappar Powered Tees in 9 countries around the world from Cape Town to Chicago for 50 different licenses at stores as diverse as Macy's, Target, Walmart, C&A, Liverpool, Woolworths and Asda.
We've created Tees for the world's most loved properties and brands including The Muppets, Mickey Mouse, Toy Story, Batman, Superman, Spider-man, Iron Man, The Avengers, Hello Kitty, Skylanders, Transformers, Furby, Family Guy, Phineas & Furby, Moshi Monsters, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Snoopy, Coca-Cola, MLB, NCAA, WWE and many more.
Every design and every experience throws up different challenges and new opportunities.
But the thing that's most satisfying for us is when you spot a Zappar Tee out there in the wild. (Look out for the new Zapcode badge, they're easier to spot admittedly!).
Here's to the next 150, and more fun to be had with the good ol' staple in everyone's cupboard - the humble T.