The Garment Exchange Announces Partnership With Blackchrome
MELBOURNE, Australia (January 12th, 2018) – The Garment Exchange announced a national partnership with Blackchrome Sportswear, a well-known Australian business specializing in custom sports apparel and team uniforms. Blackchrome is one of the nation’s leading suppliers of bespoke sportswear into grassroots sports clubs, teams and corporate organizations, and this partnership with The Garment Exchange positions Blackchrome for continued local and national growth. This announcement marks the first of many ‘portfolio’ brand partnerships for The Garment Exchange, a relationship that touts semi-exclusivity within their innovative online marketplace and throughout their extensive Garment Broker Network. “This is an ideal partnership that we were striving to secure, given our recent inception into the market; with a well-established, reputable sports apparel supplier, and importantly one that understands the genuine growth opportunity,” commented Mike Keeley, CEO of The Garment Exchange. “It is encouraging that a brand the caliber of Blackchrome acknowledges the immediate and long-term benefits of our creative, procurement and resourcing capabilities.” “Blackchrome is delighted to partner with The Garment Exchange as one of its foundation ‘portfolio’ brands,” said Mark Bassett, Managing Director of Blackchrome. “With the resources, experience and extensive Garment Broker Network that The Garment Exchange offers, many more people can now experience Blackchrome products.” The Blackchrome partnership commences immediately with the introduction of Blackchrome products into the Garment Broker Network set to commence in early 2018. The Garment Broker Network is focused on supplying sports clubs and teams with customized sports apparel from Value, Partner and Portfolio brands. Clubs and consumers are able to source sports uniforms quickly and effectively based on quality, price and production time. About The Garment Exchange The Garment Exchange is a next generation, end-to-end product and service solution changing the way garments and apparel are sourced, created and supplied. Having recently commenced operations in both Australia and the USA, The Garment Exchange is scheduled to open more facilities in New Zealand and Canada later in 2018. About Blackchrome Sportswear Blackchrome was formed in 2005 and is one of Australia’s largest custom sports and activewear suppliers. Specializing in all areas of custom-made teamwear with a strong following in netball, basketball, AFL, baseball and the school market, Blackchrome manufactures their own apparel off shore and sources local products. Employing 18 talented staff with extensive experience in the sublimation industry, they have office locations in Adelaide and Melbourne with staff also operating in Sydney, Brisbane and the Gold Coast.