Talon International, Inc. Revolutionizes the Shirt Collar with Newly Patented IP Innovation

Talon International, Inc. (otcqb:TALN), a leading global supplier of zippers, apparel fasteners, trim and stretch technology products, announced that the company has been granted an official United States Patent No. 9,756,879, for the 'Flex Collar', Expandable and Flexible Shirt Collar Stand and Shirt with Same. 

After years of testing and trial runs, Talon has perfected its Flex Collar invention, using its proprietary equipment and processes, and ever improving materials to provide a new level of comfort for our necks. The Flex Collar technology ensures that collars that choke are a thing of the past, allowing the collars to stretch from a minimum of 0.5 inch to over an inch, depending on the fabric.

The textile world has been quick to grasp the significance of how this technology will transform the industry. The Flex Collar technology has already been adopted in formal shirts by Van Huesen, CALVIN KLEIN, Geoffrey Beene, TOMMY HILFIGER, Arrow, Michael Kors, Chaps, Eagle and IZOD.

This latest patent is another example of the innovative technology that Talon brings to the apparel market, the most recent being the invisible, expanding waistband which has sold in the tens of millions worldwide.

Herman Roup, president of Talon's Tekfit division, stated "At Talon we are all about innovation. We have an amazing history, including the inventor of the original Zipper, first zipper to be used in outer space, and now, innovators of various stretch technologies. Talon is committed to continue its innovative culture, bringing new technologies to the apparel industry."

About Talon International, Inc.

Talon International, Inc. is a major supplier of custom zippers and complete trim solutions including Tekfit(R) stretch technology products to manufacturers of fashion apparel, specialty retailers, mass merchandisers, brand licensees and major retailers worldwide. Talon develops, manufactures and distributes custom zippers exclusively under its Talon(R) brand ("The World's Original Zipper Since 1893"); designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes complete apparel trim solutions and products including stretch technology products for specialty waistbands, shirt collars, and other items all under its trademark and world renowned brands, Talon(R) and Tekfit(R) to major apparel brands and retailers. Leading retailers worldwide recognize and use Talon products including VF Corporation, American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Kohl's, JC Penney, FatFace, Victoria's Secret, Wal-Mart, Phillips-Van Heusen, Levi Strauss & Co., Express and many others. The company is headquartered in the greater Los Angeles area, and has offices and facilities throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, India, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

Forward-Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company's views on market growth, changing trends in apparel retailing, new product introductions, expansion into new geographic markets, and the Company's ability to execute on its sales strategies, and are generally identified by phrases such as "thinks," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," and similar words. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are inherently subject to uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statement. These statements are based upon, among other things, assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management, including management's own knowledge and assessment of the Company's industry, competition and capital requirements. These and other risks are more fully described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including the Company's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which should be read in conjunction herewith for a further discussion of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact: 
Talon International, Inc. 
Rayna Hernandez
Tel (818) 444-4128
raynah@talonzippers.com

Talon International, Inc. and Renowned Designer Dr. Romanelli Fashion a Limited Edition Vintage Zipper Collection, DRxTalon

LOS ANGELES, CA -  July 18, 2017 - Talon International, Inc. (OTCQB: TALN), a leading global supplier of zippers, apparel fasteners, trim and stretch technology products, announces a collaboration with vintage legend, Dr. Romanelli for DRxTALON zipper collection.

Los Angeles-based designer “DRx” Romanelli (whose real name is Darren Romanelli) is well known for collaborating with brands to create limited edition sets of unique, one of a kind, vintage pieces. Bringing his pieces into conception often involves his passion for discovering old, well made garments from a particular brand and reconstructing them into beautiful pieces of apparel that are art as muchas they are clothing.  

Dr. Romanelli’s work includes collaborations with iconic brands like Coca Cola and Levi’s as well as artists like Cali Thornhill DeWitt and Madsaki. Now for the first time, he is launching a limited edition collection with Talon International Inc., the Original Zipper Company,

Known for their reputable position in the fashion space since 1893 and famous zippers like “Hookless,” Talon has been the brand that helps fasten up the jeans, jackets, shoes, and garment of trendsetters everywhere. Whether it’s Levi’s, Ralph Lauren, Eddie Bauer, All Saints, or Phillip Lim, everyone’s fingers have clenched onto a Talon zipper at some point, if not on a daily occasion. This summer, these two joined forces to launch a very special collection, DRxTalon. This is the first time Talon has partnered with a designer, and also the first time Talon’s zippers will be sold online directly to the public

With Dr. Romanelli’s affinity for vintage and magnificent pieces, and Talon’s decades of success and prominence in the vintage and zipper space, this collaboration will draw designers, creatives, and brands with an appreciation for art, time, and fashion.  The collection will be available only for three months on DRxTALON.com. Anyone will be able to purchase the zippers.  People will find zippers with unique names like Cheech, Vitro, The Doctor, Dyscopia, The Zebra, and more!

 
About Talon International, Inc.

Talon International, Inc. is a major supplier of custom zippers and complete trim solutions including Tekfit® stretch technology products to manufacturers of fashion apparel, specialty retailers, mass merchandisers, brand licensees and major retailers worldwide. Talon develops, manufactures and distributes custom zippers exclusively under its Talon® brand (“The World’s Original Zipper Since 1893”); designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes complete apparel trim solutions and products including stretch technology products for specialty waistbands, shirt collars, and other items all under its trademark and world renowned brands, Talon® and Tekfit® to major apparel brands and retailers. Leading retailers worldwide recognize and use Talon products including VF Corporation, American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Kohl’s, JC Penney, FatFace, Victoria’s Secret, Wal-Mart, Phillips-Van Heusen, Levi Strauss & Co., Express and many others. The company is headquartered in the greater Los Angeles area, and has offices and facilities throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

DRxTALON Lead Contact:

Yuri Moreira

Marketing Director, Talon Zippers

Tel (818) 444-4108

ymoreira@talonzippers.com

Corporate Contact:
Rayna Hernandez
Tel (818) 444-4128
raynah@talonzippers.com

Talon International, Inc. Receives UL Certification of Compliance for Select Metal Zipper Products

Expands Potential Customer Base to Include Protective Clothing Manufacturers


LOS ANGELES, CA - August 29, 2016 - Talon International, Inc. (OTCQB: TALN), a leading global supplier of zippers, apparel fasteners, trim and stretch technology products, announced today that its special FR line of metal zippers in sizes 03, 05, 08 and 10 have been Recognized by UL as being compliant with NFPA 2112: Standard on Flame-Resistant Garments for Protection of Industrial Personnel Against Flash Fire

 “The UL certification allows us to target industrial applications such as work wear, public utility, service industries and others who require products which meet this high standard of protection, as we remain committed to creating products to safeguard people from the elements,stated Larry Dyne, Talon's Chief Executive Officer.  “This enables us to continue to execute on our strategy of expanding our customer base and offering high quality, relevant products to the market, and further demonstrates our continuous efforts to be an innovative company.

UL is a global independent safety science company with more than a century of expertise innovating safety solutions from the public adoption of electricity to new breakthroughs in sustainability, renewable energy and nanotechnology. Dedicated to promoting safe living and working environments, UL helps safeguard people, products and places in important ways, facilitating trade and providing peace of mind.


About Talon International, Inc.

Talon International, Inc. is a major supplier of custom zippers and complete trim solutions including Tekfit® stretch technology products to manufacturers of fashion apparel, specialty retailers, mass merchandisers, brand licensees and major retailers worldwide. Talon develops, manufactures and distributes custom zippers exclusively under its Talon® brand (“The World’s Original Zipper Since 1893”); designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes complete apparel trim solutions and products including stretch technology products for specialty waistbands, shirt collars, and other items all under its trademark and world renowned brands, Talon® and Tekfit® to major apparel brands and retailers. Leading retailers worldwide recognize and use Talon products including VF Corporation, American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Kohl’s, JC Penney, FatFace, Victoria’s Secret, Wal-Mart, Phillips-Van Heusen, Levi Strauss & Co., Express and many others. The company is headquartered in the greater Los Angeles area, and has offices and facilities throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-lo+oking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company's views on market growth, changing trends in apparel retailing, new product introductions, expansion into new geographic markets, and the Company's ability to execute on its sales strategies, and are generally identified by phrases such as "thinks," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," and similar words. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are inherently subject to uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statement. These statements are based upon, among other things, assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management, including management's own knowledge and assessment of the Company's industry, competition and capital requirements. These and other risks are more fully described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including the Company's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which should be read in conjunction herewith for a further discussion of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact:                                                           

Talon International, Inc.
Rayna Hernandez
Tel (818) 444-4128


Talon International, Inc. Announces New Chief Strategy Officer

LOS ANGELES, CA -  July 27, 2016 - Talon International, Inc. (OTCQB: TALN), a leading global supplier of zippers, apparel fasteners, trim and stretch technology products, announced that it has named Daniel Ryu as Chief Strategy Officer.   

 

Mr. Ryu has more than 25 years’ experience in the apparel and accessory industry, serving in various roles ranging from Strategic Planning, Operations and Finance.  He most recently served as C.O.O. of Apparel at Fanatics, Inc., a rapidly growing, profitable apparel division in Sport License e-commerce and in-venue markets.  He served in previous roles at Oakley, Wet Seal, Riverdeep, and DFS Group.  His past responsibilities included strategic planning, finance, business planning, manufacturing, logistics, IT, supply chain, process re-engineering, inventory control and contract negotiations. 

“The company is very fortunate to add such a high caliber, talented leader to our team,” stated Larry Dyne, Talon’s Chief Executive Officer.  “Daniel will focus on the company’s strategy in all divisions, as well as drive some of the key initiatives and strategies that have already been identified at the corporate level.  Daniel’s broad experience will enable him to make immediate contributions to the company, as we continue to offer high quality, relevant products to the global marketplace.”


About Talon International, Inc.

Talon International, Inc. is a major supplier of custom zippers and complete trim solutions including Tekfit® stretch technology products to manufacturers of fashion apparel, specialty retailers, mass merchandisers, brand licensees and major retailers worldwide. Talon develops, manufactures and distributes custom zippers exclusively under its Talon® brand (“The World’s Original Zipper Since 1893”); designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes complete apparel trim solutions and products including stretch technology products for specialty waistbands, shirt collars, and other items all under its trademark and world renowned brands, Talon® and Tekfit® to major apparel brands and retailers. Leading retailers worldwide recognize and use Talon products including VF Corporation, American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Kohl’s, JC Penney, FatFace, Victoria’s Secret, Wal-Mart, Phillips-Van Heusen, Levi Strauss & Co., Express and many others. The company is headquartered in the greater Los Angeles area, and has offices and facilities throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company's views on the impact of its adoption of the bluesign® system and are generally identified by phrases such as "thinks," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," and similar words. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are inherently subject to uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statement. These statements are based upon, among other things, assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management, including management's own knowledge and assessment of the Company's industry, competition and capital requirements. These and other risks are more fully described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including the Company's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which should be read in conjunction herewith for a further discussion of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

 

 

Contact:                                                                                

Talon International, Inc.
Rayna Hernandez
Tel (818) 444-4128
raynah@talonzippers.com

Talon International, Inc. Reports 2016 First Quarter Financial Results

LOS ANGELES, CA - May 12, 2016 - Talon International, Inc. (OTCQB: TALN), a leading global supplier of zippers, apparel fasteners, trim and stretch technology products, reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2016.

Highlights

          First quarter 2016 revenues increased $457,000, or 4.3%, versus the prior year to $11.3 million

          Talon Trim revenues posted a 29% increase versus the prior year

Financial Results

Sales for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 were $11.3 million, reflecting an increase of $457,000, or 4.3%, as compared to the same period in 2015. The increase was driven by a $1.6 million increase in sales of Talon Trim products, compared to the same period in 2015, which consist primarily of sales to specialty retail branded customers. Sales of Talon Trim products increased during the period mainly due to new stretch technology programs and customers. Talon Zipper product sales in the first quarter of 2016 were $1.1 million lower than the same period in 2015 due to decreased sales to specialty retail brands customers as well as the Company’s mass merchandising brand customers.

“Talon continued to experience success with its Trim product line, with a revenue gain of 29% over the prior year,” stated Larry Dyne, Talon's Chief Executive Officer. “This is as a result of strong customer partnerships and great products, both from our traditional Trim offerings as well as our Tekfit stretch technology. This growth was offset by continued softness in the Zipper product segment. In order to grow our business, we continue to focus on new product introductions, global expansion and entering regions close to our customer base. We’re pleased to see quarter over quarter growth in the first quarter and believe our initiatives will result in continued traction in 2016.”

Gross profit for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 was $4.2 million, or 37.0% of sales, compared to

$3.6 million, or 33.0% of sales, during the same period in 2015, reflecting an increase of $600,000. The increase is principally attributable to higher overall sales volumes and a greater mix of higher- margin products in the Talon Zipper and the Talon Trim products, as well as lower freight, duty and manufacturing support costs. 

Operating expenses for the first quarter of 2016 were $3.9 million, which are $219,000 higher than operating expenses during the first quarter of 2015. Sales and marketing expenses for the quarter totaled $1.5 million, a decrease of $139,000 as compared to the same period in 2015, mainly due to a reduction in compensation costs, marketing expenses, new product development costs, and travel and entertainment expenses, partially offset by increased facilities and related expenses. General and administrative expenses for the three months ended March 31, 2016 totaled $2.4 million, or 21.6% of sales, compared to the prior year of $2.1 million, or 19.1% of sales. The increase of $359,000 was mainly due to increased compensation costs and professional and legal related expenses.

For the quarter ended March 31, 2016, operations reflected income before income taxes of $85,000 as compared to a loss before income taxes of $240,000 for the same quarter in 2015.

Net income for the quarter ended March 31, 2016 was $49,000 or $0.00 per share as compared to net loss of $159,000 or $0.00 per share for the quarter ended March 31, 2015.

About Talon International, Inc.

 Talon International, Inc. is a major supplier of custom zippers and complete trim solutions including Tekfit® stretch technology products to manufacturers of fashion apparel, specialty retailers, mass merchandisers, brand licensees and major retailers worldwide. Talon develops, manufactures and distributes custom zippers exclusively under its Talon® brand (“The World’s Original Zipper Since 1893”); designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes complete apparel trim solutions and products; and provides stretch technology for specialty waistbands, shirt collars, and other items all under its trademark and world renowned brands, Talon® and Tekfit®, to major apparel brands and retailers. Leading retailers worldwide recognize and use Talon products including VF Corporation, American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Kohl’s, JC Penney, FatFace, Victoria’s Secret, Wal-Mart, Phillips-Van Heusen, Levi Strauss & Co., Express and many others. The company is headquartered in the greater Los Angeles area, and has offices and facilities throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

Forward Looking Statements 

This release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company's views on market growth, changing trends in apparel retailing, new product introductions, expansion into new geographic markets, and the Company's ability to execute on its sales strategies, and are generally identified by phrases such as "thinks," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," and similar words. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are inherently subject to uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statement. These statements are based upon, among other things, assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management, including management's own knowledge and assessment of the Company's industry, competition and capital requirements. These and other risks are more fully described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including the Company's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which should be read in conjunction herewith for a further discussion of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

Contact:

Talon International, Inc.
Rayna Hernandez
Tel (818) 444-4128
raynah@talonzippers.com

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Talon International, Inc. Becomes a bluesign® System Partner

 

LOS ANGELES, CA - July 8, 2016 - Talon International, Inc. (OTCQB: TALN), a leading global supplier of zippers, apparel fasteners, trim and stretch technology products, announced that is has become a bluesign® system partner, joining a highly respected network of brands and manufacturers who are interested in improving resource sustainability in the manufacture of their products by reducing the use of harmful chemicals and their impact on the environment.

The bluesign® system is a globally renowned initiative which works with chemical suppliers, textile mills and component manufacturers to eliminate harmful substances from the supply chain and sets and controls standards for an environmentally friendly and safe production. This helps ensure that final products meet stringent consumer safety requirements worldwide and also provides confidence to consumers that they are acquiring sustainable products.

“By applying the bluesign® system to Talon’s manufacturing process, we intend to conserve resources and reduce the impact of our products on people and the environment,” stated Larry Dyne, Talon's Chief Executive Officer. “Talon is one of only a handful of zipper manufacturers and trim suppliers in the world to become a bluesign® system partner, which is an important step in our strategy to reach premium brands that are interested in their product sustainability and improving their environmental footprint. This is a significant achievement for the Talon brand, as the bluesign® certification covers a wide range of our core products including zippers, heat seals, metal hardware, and woven and printed labels and tapes.”

Bluesign technologies, based in Switzerland, works at each step in the textile supply chain to approve chemicals, processes, materials, and products that are safer for the environment, workers, and end customers.

Textile manufacturers that become bluesign® system partners agree at the outset to establish management systems for improving environmental performance in five key areas of the production process: resource productivity, consumer safety, water emissions, air emissions, and occupational health and safety. System partners regularly report their progress in energy, water and chemical usage and are subject to on-site audits.

About Talon International, Inc.

Talon International, Inc. is a major supplier of custom zippers and complete trim solutions including Tekfit® stretch technology products to manufacturers of fashion apparel, specialty retailers, mass merchandisers, brand licensees and major retailers worldwide. Talon develops, manufactures and distributes custom zippers exclusively under its Talon® brand (“The World’s Original Zipper Since 1893”); designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes complete apparel trim solutions and products including stretch technology products for specialty waistbands, shirt collars, and other items all under its trademark and world renowned brands, Talon® and Tekfit® to major apparel brands and retailers. Leading retailers worldwide recognize and use Talon products including VF Corporation, American Eagle, Abercrombie and Fitch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Kohl’s, JC Penney, FatFace, Victoria’s Secret, Wal-Mart, Phillips-Van Heusen, Levi Strauss & Co., Express and many others. The company is headquartered in the greater Los Angeles area, and has offices and facilities throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, Vietnam, India, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

Forward Looking Statements

This release contains forward-looking statements made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to, the Company's views on the impact of its adoption of the bluesign® system and are generally identified by phrases such as "thinks," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "expects," "intends," "plans," and similar words. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are inherently subject to uncertainties and other factors which could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statement. These statements are based upon, among other things, assumptions made by, and information currently available to, management, including management's own knowledge and assessment of the Company's industry, competition and capital requirements. These and other risks are more fully described in the Company's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission including the Company's most recently filed Annual Report on Form 10-K and Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, which should be read in conjunction herewith for a further discussion of important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. The Company undertakes no obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. 

Contact:    

Talon International, Inc.
Rayna Hernandez
Tel (818) 444-4128
raynah@talonzippers.com

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