TGA Member Profiles
Zensah Compression Apparel
Founded in 2004, Zensah is a leader in travel compression, dedicated to creating compression products for travel and wellness that make the travel experience much more comfortable. Its seamless technology creates flat seams for added comfort, and it uses 3D fabric design and ribbing to improve circulation (more…)
YaY is shorthand for Why and Why. The first why stands for why its items are created; the second why explains why the company came into being.
YaY Novelty’s founding mission is to create high-quality, everyday lifestyle-enhancing products that evoke the expression of each consumer’s personality. Along with its passion for design, the company is committed to functionality and affordability and was established to generate income to support children via the Year Zero Foundation.
“What makes our company unique is doing what my generation does best, reinventing a smarter more streamlined wheel,” states founder Sunchea Phou, who launched YaY in 2014. “YaY Novelty has created a stylistic new approach to the ultra-slim wallet, the ‘everybody’s got one’ luggage ID tag and the trendy reusable bag.”
YaY Novelty products include its YaYwallet, an ultra-slim wallet for men and women, its YaYtag, a funky, fresh stylish approach to keeping ID info private, and the YaYbag, a durable, visually trendy reusable bag that allows you to shop in style. YaYwallet is proudly made in the USA. Custom orders are always welcome.
VoyagerBlue has dedicated the past decade to developing technology solutions for the retail market and the promotional merchandising industry. Each VoyagerBlue solution, developed over a 10-year period, has been granted patents in Great Britain, the United States, and across the European Union.
“From the outset VoyagerBlue’s aim has and continues to be ‘innovation’ where form and function come together to form elegant yet technologically advanced solutions for all industry sectors,” states Andre Kay. “Our understanding of technology, retail, public transport, and the daunting Immigration queue, coupled with our understanding for ‘elegance in design,’ offers VoyagerBlue a detailed understanding of the interface between technology and people, enabling them to derive maximum benefit from all the solutions we offer.”
Products include their patented Smart Wallets: Ladies, Gents, Travel and Mobile Phone, DIY Smart Wallets, combining RFID shielding and low energy Bluetooth loss prevention technology, with a free to download app, keeping consumer “assets close and your identity even closer.”
Based in Toronto, Canada, the Trochi line of exclusively designed luxury luggage is now being offered in the United States. Formed in 2015, to meet a growing demand for premium-quality, affordable luggage, Trochi’s products are constructed of the very finest raw materials, and designed for function and beauty, but with durability that meets the rigorous demands of modern, international travel. Its items are backed by a 10-year limited warranty.
“Trochi fills a gap in the marketplace by offering the discerning consumer feature-rich, elegantly designed, quality luggage at a mid-market price,” states Peixiaq Jiang. “You can count on a Trochi to meet the rigorous demands of modern, international travel and to keep on looking good while doing it. Airport after airport, tarmac after tarmac — that’s the Trochi promise.”
Travelsox™ stimulate lower leg circulation through gradual compression, reducing swelling and guarding against deep vein thrombosis. They are manufactured in Italy by Arcos, with graduated compression that starts mid-foot, supporting the arch and plantar fascia, gradually decreasing through the lower leg to support the veins and speed the return of fresh blood to the feet — up to 40% faster.
“The patented graduated compression socks and exclusive materials are just the start,” states Ron Bizieff. “Each pair is designed for maximum results. Whether you are on a long flight, sitting, standing or just walking around, these socks will increase circulation to and from your feet.” Made of Travelsox™’s exclusive anti-bacterial, anti-fungal and anti-viral quick-drying material, the socks are also odor-resistant and reduce blisters.
When Travelpro® founder Robert Plath invented The Original Rollaboard® in his garage in 1989, he not only changed the way the people traveled but his new invention helped energize the travel goods industry. The Rollaboard®, a 22″ wheeled upright, also led to the creation of a company that views itself as an industry leader due to the patents it holds and its component technology.
Travelpro® luggage is used by over 425,000 airline personnel worldwide and is sold in the U.S., Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Today, Travelpro® manufactures numerous luggage collections — Platinum, Crew, FlightPro, WalkAbout, Hydrogen, and FlightCrew — as well as Wall Street business cases and various private label collections.
Marcy Schackne, vice president of marketing for Travelpro, points to the number of innovative features that the company offers within its luggage collections, such as an exclusive, lightweight, polypropylene honeycomb frame that makes it 20%-30% lighter than traditional luggage yet more impact-resistant than ABS frames. Platinum with ProGrip received a medical endorsement by the largest state chiropractic association and test results confirm that the ProGrip handle relieves excess strain and pressure from shoulders, neck, back, arm and wrist. And all new collections are lined with an exclusive H2O Guard™ water-resistant lining that make soiled clothing and toiletry spills easy to clean.
For more information, visit www.travelpro.com or contact Marcy Schackne at Travelpro’s Boca Raton, FL headquarters, 561-998-2824, x-154.
Travelon® began more than 25 years ago as Travel Caddy, one of the nation’s first manufacturers of luggage carts. It wasn’t until the early 1990s that the company expanded into luggage manufacturing and, eventually, into the design and sourcing of travel accessories and soft goods. As Travelon’s Kathy Novak points out, “Travel Caddy had a reputation for creating innovative, solidly engineered products that were rigorously tested for safety and performance…and that made travel easier. These qualities have not changed.”
Today Travelon® visualizes itself as much a product design and sourcing company as a travel goods company. With a growing intellectual property portfolio of more than 30 U.S. patents and 60 patents pending, Travelon strives to differentiate themselves “through innovative, often patented, product design, backed by outstanding merchandising and dealer support,” according to Novak. Merchandising and dealer support are accomplished through a team concept consisting of several specialized groups that work closely together to serve Travelon’s customers.
Travelers Club Luggage/TCL Cool-Carry
Travelers Club Luggage/TCL Cool-Carry has been offering a complete line of travel-related products, including luggage, travel accessories, coolers, and outdoor products, to both domestic and international markets since 1986. According to Marylou Almeida, the key to the company’s success has been its “dedication to innovation, quality, value and service. Our goal is to provide our customers with superior quality and innovative products, maintain exceptional customer service, and maintain price points that meet today’s tight budget constraints.”
Travelers Club products are “geared to the ever changing needs of the end consumer,” says Almeida. “Because of our emphasis on the “Cool-Carry” line, we’ve become one of the industry’s leading cooler manufacturers. We create trend-setting styles, and incorporate features, such as detachable radios, backpack straps and in-line blade wheel systems. These traits have all contributed to making our company the success it is today and we have established ourselves as an industry leader in producing high quality and affordable products.”
Glenn T. McCain created the Travel Kozy, a self-inflated body comforter/pillow, to provide supportive, comfortable rest while seated in planes, buses and cars, providing tunable support of the neck and torso. This is achieved by sculpting the sections supporting the neck, back and lumbar areas of the body for the user’s total comfort. Open-cell foam construction allows for a quick inflate/deflate of the Travel Kozy through permanently attached air valves.
“Travel Kozy was designed to relieve the stress of travel and allow for a restful trip,” states McCain.
The Travel Kozy is offered in two versions – a one-piece unit, and another with multiple pieces that are configured and connected by Velcro® – and each Kozy comes with a travel bag for quick rolling and stowage of the device.
Sutton Home Fashions
Sutton Home Fashions is a family-run business – its first employees were all immediate family members – devoted to providing value-priced premium solutions to the travel and bedding market, with an ever-expanding travel goods segment.
“We offer the most up-to-date trends, best prices and (more…)