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USPS to Introduce New Product Line: “Rain Heat & Snow” Apparel and Accessories

WASHINGTON— Neither snow, nor rain nor gloom of night has taken on a different meaning at the U.S. Postal Service with plans to launch a new product line of apparel and accessories under the brand name, “Rain Heat & Snow.”

The Postal Service’s unofficial motto, “Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds,” serves as a backdrop for a licensing agreement the organization has signed with Cleveland-based fashion apparel company Wahconah Group, Inc. The agreement leverages Postal Service intellectual property by introducing the Rain Heat & Snow brand of apparel and accessory products.

“This agreement will put the Postal Service on the cutting edge of functional fashion,” said Postal Service Corporate Licensing Manager Steven Mills. “The main focus will be to produce Rain Heat & Snow apparel and accessories using technology to create ‘smart apparel’ — also known as wearable electronics.”

“The Wahconah Group is excited to be working with the U.S. Postal Service in launching this all-weather line of clothing,” said Chief Executive Officer Isaac Crawford. “The products will build on the rich American history of this iconic brand, creating specialized apparel for consumers, at affordable prices, delivering something new and exciting that retailers can offer their customers.

”Wahconah Group, Inc. is a minority-owned company based in Cleveland, OH, with extensive experience in the fashion apparel industry. The firm designs, sources, manufactures and sells apparel with a focus on the men’s apparel market. The company is establishing a showroom in the garment district of New York City to showcase their apparel lines to the fashion industry.Under the licensing agreement with the Postal Service, Wahconah will initially introduce Rain Heat & Snow apparel and accessories for men with future plans for a women’s line. The goal is to sell this product in premier department and specialty stores.

Note: although the press release doesn’t specify where these items would be manufactured, the company’s web site says this:

While the Company works globally and has developed an international supply chain, it is also committed to establishing American based manufacturing capabilities and providing jobs in the United States.

  • Johnson

    Surely you jest.

  • doorcoach

    AAAAAAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Jon

    Guess that justifies USPS execs to spend $2.2 million for their party in San Francisco huh

    • myztero

      Party? I wasn’t invited!

  • LiamSkye

    I don’t need one of those “‘smart apparel’ — also known as wearable electronics.” I want one of those cloaks of invisibility. Are they going to be selling those?

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Herbert-Abrams/100003089904466 Herbert Abrams

    ARethe Pony Express shoes available>

  • Mr. Saturday

    The new line of Rain, Heat and Snow will provide protection for the customer….except on Saturday.

  • chris

    Do these come with msp pts we have 2 scan?

  • Bob

    Thing about it these are not for carriers. These are for the public another waste of postal money. I can see why nobody wants to help us management doesn’t have any common senesce.

  • lymehead

    Guess what the carriers will all be required to wear soon? Is the company unionized?

  • Rod

    USPS tried this dog and pony show before. Didn’t work then, won’t work now. Insanity- doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

  • GBSparrow

    This has got to be the most ridiculous announcement yet. Why don’t they stick to what they are supposed to have the edge on.This is so sad. All the customers want is good solid customer service and satisfaction. No one will buy their overpriced unnattractive attire. Next they will be selling Xmas trees in December but will be out of stamps. Smh.

  • Mel Manley

    I hope the public has to pay postal prices. $50 for shorts, $25 for shirts, $7 for socks, $60 for trousers, $125 for shoes, $150 for a jacket. Watch out Abercrombie you have competition.

  • Neglify

    +1 if 11 Points sent you here!