Macbeth Introduces Apparel

Saban Brands announced this month that its Macbeth property, which is headquartered in Carlsbad, Calif., has struck two new licensing deals.

Mercer House Inc., headquartered in Montreal, has the global rights for Macbeth’s footwear and North American rights to its apparel. North Hill, an Australian company, was awarded rights to make and sell Macbeth clothes in Australia and New Zealand. The line has already been picked up by upscale Australian department store David Jones.

Macbeth footwear and apparel were displayed at the Agenda trade show in Las Vegas, which ran Feb. 16–18. Mercer is producing Macbeth printed T-shirts and footwear. North Hill will produce Macbeth apparel that the company hopes to place at better department stores, said Brian Krauss, who serves as the president for Mercer House's Macbeth division.

Macbeth’s music- and streetwear-inspired apparel line includes fleece, leather jackets and caps and T-shirts for men, Krauss said. Women’s footwear and apparel will be launched in Spring ’16.

Macbeth was started by Thomas DeLonge, a guitarist and singer for Blink 182, a band whose songs ranked on Billboard charts. The inspiration for Macbeth’s clothes were DeLonge’s indie and punk friends.

Many of the shoes are “vegan” and do not use leather for most of its models. In its place canvas, nylons and synthetic leather are used.