CopCorp Licensing, master agent for the book franchise Fifty Shades of Grey in North America, has announced the first three licensees to take on the best-selling trilogy.
Freeze Clothing, a division of Central Mills, will produce a line of Fifty Shades t-shirts, fashion knit tops and hoodies for both men and women.
HYP has secured the rights will produce a hosiery line that will include stockings, garter sets and printed tights.
Briefly Stated, a division of Li & Fung USA, will produce daywear, loungewear and sleepwear for women (including sets, pajamas, sleep shirts, sleep pants, robes and underwear).
“Interest in the Fifty Shades of Grey license has been extraordinary,” says Carole Postal, president, CopCorp Licensing. “Over the past two months since our appointment as North American agent was announced, we’ve worked closely with London-based global agent Caroline Mickler along with author E. L. James and her literary agent Valerie Hoskins to make sure we select the right licensing and retail partners for the brand. Fifty Shades fans will be pleased to know that Briefly Stated, HYP and Freeze are creating high-end, quality products that are true to the brand, as conveyed by the books, and available soon in specialty and department stores.”
The Fifty Shades of Grey trilogy began as virtual publishing hit that has since topped the best-seller lists and sold more than 40 million copies worldwide, including 20 million copies in the U.S. by Vintage Books.