-- Official Press Release --
Lifestyle brand Lexdray is proud to announce that it has become the Official Luggage Provider of the Major League Baseball Players Association (MLBPA), effective for the 2015 and 2016 seasons.
The partnership will officially launch at the upcoming MLB All-Star Game on July 14, in Cincinnati, OH, where All Stars and key personnel will receive custom Lexdray Beijing Duffel bags—an essential piece for a Major Leaguer’s jet-setting lifestyle.
The sleek and ultra-durable Beijing Duffel is a perfectly sized carry-on designed for the frequent traveler, featuring dual compartments for easy organization, various exterior pockets to quickly reach daily essentials, and a versatile padded shoulder strap system. The exterior is made of weather-resistant fabrics and premium grade hardware and includes the Major League Baseball Players Association logo patch.
Lexdray will provide additional custom product for the MLBPA throughout the season, by outfitting players with bags and accessories that will last a lifetime.
"As a sport steeped in tradition and nostalgia, baseball aligns perfectly with Lexdray’s timeless and functional collections, which are inspired by old school quality and designed to complement any lifestyle," says Alex Drayer, Founder and Creative Director of Lexdray. “We’re honored to collaborate with the MLBPA to celebrate America’s national pastime and help players travel in style.”
“The Major League Baseball Players Association is proud to partner with Lexdray. Their fashion-forward, yet functional bags are a great match for Major Leaguers and anyone with busy travel schedule or on-the-go lifestyle,” said Evan Kaplan, MLBPA director of licensing and business development.
Look for the special Lexdray for Major League Baseball Players Association bags at this year’s All-Star Game and follow the players’ journeys with the hashtag #LexdrayMVP. The original Beijing Duffel and the entire Lexdray product line are available for purchase at lexdray.com.
Founded in 2009 in New York City, Lexdray is a lifestyle and travel accessories brand recognized for its use of smart design concepts, superior craftsmanship and high quality materials. Lexdray creates timeless and functional collections inspired by old school quality and intended to complement any lifestyle—from the outdoor enthusiast to the city dweller. Produced in limited-edition runs, every product is numbered for quality control and exclusivity. Follow: @lexdray
ABOUT MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYERS ASSOCIATION (MLBPA):
The Major League Baseball Players Association (www.mlbplayers.com) is the collective bargaining representative for all professional baseball players of the thirty Major League baseball teams and serves as the exclusive group licensing agent for commercial and licensing activities involving active Major League baseball players. On behalf of its members, it operates the Players Choice licensing program and Players Choice Awards, which benefit the needy through the Major League Baseball Players Trust, a charitable foundation established and run entirely by Major League baseball players. Follow: @MLB_Players; @MLBPAClubhouse; @MLBPlayersTrust
City Series Patch Contest
Here is your chance to design new city inspired graphics to be used on a series of embroidered patches being produced alongside the new F/W 2015 LEXDRAY Technical Apparel line. Our exclusive judges will select one winning designer who will receive a grand prize of $500 cash!
You will start with the brand assets provided. From there you have got a blank canvas to create something amazing! Let's see what you've got!
All details for the contest and assets provided for download can be found HERE. Good luck!
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