W.Goebel Porzellanfabrik Guarantees $1.3 Million

In 2001 W. Goebel Porzellanfabrik, one of the most respected and well-established companies in the giftware trade, was appointed European distributor of the Charlotte di Vita Collections™. After a very successful initial year, Goebel agreed a new worldwide licensing contract that guarantees Charlotte di Vita MBE a minimum annual licensing fee of $325,000.

"Goebel has been very committed and their continued support means that I can continue to invest in the development of new design and manufacturing facilities as well as make donations to Trade plus AidŽ for the design and implementation of sustainable development projects in Asia and Africa."

Since 1992, Charlotte has raised US$369,500 to fund development projects in Africa, Asia and South America.

Claus-Peter Wahner, Managing Director of W. Goebel Porzellanfabrik said, "Goebel welcomes the opportunity to work with Charlotte di Vita not only because we want to support her charitable aims but also because of the outstanding quality of the product itself. Goebel is famous for the range and variety of its collectibles and these miniature enamel teapots are a collectable rarity, made by craftsmen in a quite extravagant way. The Charlotte di Vita Collections™ enrich the variety of our range and complement our other products, such as our Artis Orbis range."

In Autumn 2002 and Spring 2003 the 30 best-selling designs from Goebel's Artis Orbis Famous Painters Collections have been added to the Charlotte di Vita Collections™, including designs inspired by Renoir, Monet, Klimt, Degas and Van Gogh.

And in Spring 2003, a new Collection of Rosina Wachtmeister's popular cat designs was also added to the Charlotte di Vita Collections™. This is the first time that Rosina's powerful and vivid images have been interpreted in enamel.

There are now 156 designs in the Charlotte di Vita Collections™.

For more information on Goebel visit www.goebel.de

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