Industry News 7/8/2013

B$Z: Native Shoes Names New U.S. Sales Agency

Native Shoes Names New U.S. Sales Agency
Press Release from Turner PR

(VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA) July 8, 2013 – On the heels of its recent acquisition and executive appointment announcements, Native Shoes (Native), the global brand known for its lightweight EVA footwear, has named The NTWRK Agency (The NTWRK) as its U.S. sales agency of record for all territories effective immediately. Headed up by industry veteran Kellen Roland and supported by more than a dozen regional representatives, The NTWRK is recognized as one of the top emerging fashion and lifestyle agencies in the U.S. representing prominent lifestyle brands including Herschel Supply Co., Richer Poorer, Iron & Resin and many others from their New York City and Los Angeles headquarters.

“Kellen’s group represents the best of the best brands in lifestyle and fashion and have a proven reputation with retailers and brands alike,” said Scott Hawthorn, CEO of Native. “Aligning with a group that understands our product, brand ethos and dedication to our customers is critical to Native’s future success. We’re happy to bring them on board during this exciting time.”

The NTWRK team will showcase Native’s Spring 2014 collection during each of the three upcoming Agenda Trade Shows beginning this week at Agenda NYC, July 10 and 11 in booth C10. Look for the NTWRK team showing Native at Agenda Long Beach, July 25 and 26, booth G4, and in Las Vegas, August 19 and 20.

"Native is a great addition to our Agency, offering a distinct point of difference that retailers and consumers are attracted to,” commented Roland. “We are confident that we will have a huge impact on the U.S. market.”

Founded in 2011, The NTWRK is a multi-faceted agency specializing in brand development with an emphasis on sales. For inquiries regarding Native retail sales in the U.S., contact

About Native
Native ( was established in Vancouver, Canada in 2009 with a vision to combine the best of evolving technology and great design. Inspired by classic, casual silhouettes, Native Shoes are made from foam-injection molded-EVA, a lightweight, durable and comfortable material. Along with a unique, low-emission manufacturing process, Native Shoes are washable, waterproof and odor-resistant. Native is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia and is currently distributed in more than 45 countries.