UK-based Coolabi’s retro Bagpuss brand is at the center of new licensing deals with Blues Clothing and Brands International.
Blues Clothing will manufacture girls and ladies nightwear and maternity wear, and will be supplying the range to supermarkets and high street chains in the UK. A footwear deal is in the works with Brands International for ladies and girls slippers and novelty 3D plush slippers.
The lines will launch next year in time for the brand’s 40th birthday.
The Bagpuss series was first aired on the BBC in 1974, and although just 13 episodes were made, the shows ran for 26 weeks a year for 13 years.
Coolabi represents the rights to the classic brand on behalf of Smallfilms and Peter Firmin.