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Posted on November 29, 2021

New Luggage Brand Launches

ICONAir from the ICON Luxury Group is luxury at an affordable price.

The ICON Luxury Group announces the launch of its own premium private label luggage brand – ICONAir. Made of 100% polycarbonate, ICONAir’s uprights reflect ICON’s style sensibility: New York and fashion. Featuring bright colors and modern designs created by ICON designer Irene Terner, who has been designing premium luggage for more than 20 years, the luggage comes with all of the essential amenities to make traveling a breeze: push-button recessed locking telescopic handle system, fully-lined interior with zippered mesh pocket and tie downs for protection, stylish top and side handles, expandability for up to 25% more packing capacity, 4- or 8-wheel spinners for complete mobility and USB port. MSRP range: $325-$1,050. For more information, visit and Wholesale contact: Tom Ott,, 914-815-0580.

Posted on November 18, 2021

Gather Around the Backyard Bonfire

City Bonfires
City Bonfires is a portable bonfire created by two Maryland dads whose jobs were impacted by the pandemic.

City Bonfires knows how to knock a perfect evening out of the park — or backyard — with its S’mores Night Pack, which includes a City Bonfire and S’mores Kit (with eight graham crackers, four marshmallows, a chocolate bar — enough for four S’mores), plus two portable reusable skewers and one EZ lighter.

The portable, reusable mini bonfires arrive in a circular, recyclable 4” x 2” tin and offer a burn time of three to five hours. They are easy to light and extinguish and, because they are made with FDA food-grade soy wax, they are safe for roasting marshmallows. Handmade in Maryland with nontoxic materials, they are a fun little heat source with no smoke and ashes and can be used anywhere outdoors — camping trip, beach getaway or right in the garden on the patio table. MSRP: $43.95. For more information, visit Sales contact: Tiffany Anzalone McCasland,

Posted on November 8, 2021
McKleinUSA Auburn 15” Nylon Laptop Sleeve
McKleinUSA’s lightweight and weather-resistant Auburn 15” Nylon Laptop Sleeve is simple yet stylish.

Tech Sleeve for ‘Bare Necessities’ Traveler

Zip your 15” computer and accessories into McKleinUSA’s Auburn 15” Nylon Laptop Sleeve constructed of Nano Tech-Light nylon and finished with leather trim and silver hardware. Equipped with an exterior document sleeve, pencil holders and accessory pockets, it is an ideal carry for the minimalist traveler. Available in khaki, black, navy and green (shown). MSRP: $60. For more information, visit Sales contact: Andrea Martin,, 773-235-0600 x 226.

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Posted on November 30, 2021

Crowdfunding Campaign for New Smart Bag

LiteGear launches an Indiegogo campaign to fund its new line of smartbags to bring power and security to travelers.

Backpack designer Magi Raible launches an Indiegogo campaign featuring a new line of LiteGear® Smartbags. Drawing from her career developing bags and backpacks for premium brands like The North Face, Eddie Bauer, LL Bean, Kiva and others, Raible has developed a new class of smart backpacks with 11 security and power features. These include a touch-console for remote display of battery power and access to all functions, phone charging power, a charge timer, Bluetooth® Distance Alarm and Bluetooth Find Phone, virus blocker and data firewall, digital clock, LED task lighting, dual charging, RFID protection and a feature that allows users to ring their bag from their phone.

Raible inspires people to travel by designing innovative, lightweight gear built to deliver reliable performance while creating minimal environmental impact and maintaining her commitment to keep as many single-use plastic bottles out of landfills and oceans as possible – over 1.5 million to date. LiteGear Smartbags’ electronic system uses patented Long-Life Technology™ to outlive seven to 10 regular battery systems and be easily recyclable years from now. Contact: Magi Raible,, 707-558-3990.

Posted on November 30, 2021

SpectraSpray Global Introduces Spray Vitamins to Ukrainian Market

Providing nutrients-only oral spray vitamins with rapid absorption, SpectraSpray Global now distributes in the Ukraine.

SpectraSpray Global and UA-PHARM announce their partnership for exclusive distribution in the Ukraine. Founded in 2016, SpectraSpray Global is a women-owned and operated business based in Montville, NJ, and supported with grants from the State of New Jersey for international export. Ukraine-based UA-PHARM, which has opened 80 pharmacies in the Ukrainian market in the last five years, unites several vectors of activity in the fields of medicine, health and beauty.

“Our partnership with UA-PHARM supports both company’s missions to change people’s lives for the better by encouraging them to take care of their health using only natural products,” said SpectraSpray Global founder Janet Ryan. “As an engaged distributor of our oral sprays, we all look forward to future global expansion.”

The SBA STEP grant award, the largest New Jersey has ever received, has helped SpectraSpray Global take part in trade shows and other events that have spurred the company’s international expansion. SpectraSpray was recently awarded a third round of export funding through this award, funded in part by the SBA.

The NJ STEP grant is a federal award provided through the New Jersey State Trade Expansion Program (STEP). It is funded in part through a grant with the U.S. Small Business Administration and administered by the NJ Business Action Center (NJBAC).

Posted on November 10, 2021

Ms. Jetsetter Debuts on HSN

Ms. Jetsetter Debuts on HSN
HSN’s hosts demonstrate the Ms. J Travel Trio.
Ms. Jetsetter recently aired on HSN’s The List segment with Colleen Lopez and Michelle Yarn. The launch showcased the Ms. J Travel Trio, a 3-piece coordinated travel accessory set, which includes a toiletry bag, makeup case and jewelry case. It was the first time Tracey McGhee, founder of Ms. Jetsetter, worked with the shopping channel.
Each piece in the Travel Trio is designed to address some of the common challenges women face when they travel. The jewelry case keeps necklaces from tangling. The makeup case includes travel-size makeup brushes, and the toiletry bag includes a detachable toiletry pouch. The segment also showcased three new colors of the line — navy, rose gold and garnet — that are exclusive to HSN for a limited time. Contact: Tracey McGhee,, 708-945-3816.


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