Los Angeles fashion design company Timoteo inks exclusive European distribution agreement
Los Angeles, California – Timoteo, the Los Angeles, California based men’s fashion company catering to stylish men around the world seeking the ultimate in comfort and design, has reached an exclusive European distribution deal with Dusedo Distribution out of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. In the new deal, Dusedo Distribution with be the exclusive distributor for Timoteo, LLC’s brands, TIMOTEO and CELLBLOCK 13. Timoteo co-owners Joel Johnston and Timoteo Ocampo made the announcement with Dusedo Distribution partners Arthur Tukkers and Dennis Jansen. The TIMOTEO fashion brand consists of underwear, swimwear, sports wear, athletic wear and accessories catering to fashion forward men. The CELLBLOCK 13 brand caters to gay men and the fetish community with the latest in nylon spandex “gear”, the signature CellBlock 13 underwear line, socks, tanks, tee shirts and hoods.
“I am thrilled about our new distribution partner,” said Joel Johnston, CEO of Timoteo. “We have been speaking with Dusedo for several years now. This allows us to have a bigger presence in Europe where we see tremendous growth opportunities. We were looking for the right partner to broaden our reach and they really stepped up to make this deal happen in a big way. Dusedo is big in Europe and this targeted new vertical in their company of taking two apparel lines to buyers with their current offerings is very strategic. Both Arthur and Dennis understand our brands and are committed to seeing them grow.” “We will now see more of our designs on more men all over Europe and that is very exciting,” said Timoteo Ocampo, Creative Director and Co-Owner of Timoteo and CellBlock 13. “My job is to keep creating stylish designs and our new partnership will make sure more people are wearing them.”
“Both fashion labels Timoteo and CellBlock 13 are already shipping to retailers in the UK. Partnering with Dusedo will allow for a bigger and broader reach to add more doors and online retailers immediately,” added Johnston.
DUSEDO was founded in Amsterdam in 1970 and was one of the pioneers in the adult novelty and entertainment industry. “We have been distributing these products to European wholesalers and retailers since the 70’s. By offering a wide choice and extending range of proven brands and high-end products, combined with excellent customer service, we are a preferred supplier for many European retail stores and chains today. DUSEDO distinguishes from others by a strong focus on products for men.”, Jansen explained about the continuous success and growth of DUSEDO. “Ever since we met we have been impressed with Timoteo’s outstanding designs and quality. We are therefore very excited with this great opportunity and challenge to explore our horizon, by entering a new market segment with the fine and trendsetting Timoteo and CellBlock 13 products. We know that many of our customers have a strong interest in learning more about these exclusive brands and cannot wait to start selling them in their stores and boutiques, thereby leaving competing brands far behind.”, Jansen added about the distribution deal between Timoteo and DUSEDO.
“As a designer it is my job to keep the designs fresh and unique and ahead of the curve,” Ocampo says. “We created CellBlock 13 as an alternative label that catered to the fetish community and guys who really are into gear. Timoteo is our fashion brand and will always be about fashion design. Both lines are always about great designs and perfect fits. This is a very exciting new chapter in our company.”
The Timoteo brand launched in 2001 as a small storefront in West Hollywood, CA that manufactured select fashion pieces for men. It has since evolved into one of the largest gay brands in the world. A fun and hip brand that produces a full line of product across multiple categories sold in stores and online retailers in Europe, the United States, Mexico, Central & South America, Japan, Australia, New Zealand.
Before launching his own label, Ocampo worked as a designer; first for XOXO and later at Baby Phat, where he helped launch the brand with Russell Simmons and Kimora Lee. He names Yves Saint Laurent as one of his greatest influences. For a look at the Timoteo and CellBlock 13 brands visit http://www.timoteo.net and http://www.celllock13.net.