Janlynn Corporation and ARTY'S / Sinoart announced today the formation of a global partnership. ARTY'S gains exclusive distribution rights for Janlynn products in most of Europe and Janlynn gains exclusive distribution rights for ARTY'S products in North America.

The positive impact of the ARTY'S - Janlynn partnership will be felt by retailers and consumers on both sides of the Atlantic. Janlynn customers in Europe will now be able to take advantage of a network of sales offices throughout Europe, with local contacts and fast delivery. The companies will use their state-of-the-art distribution centers in Binzen, Germany and Springfield, MA to offer 48-hour order turnaround on both continents

"With the combined resources of both companies, including a production facility in China employing over 500 people and ARTY'S vast network of offices in Europe, Janlynn and ARTY'S will both be in a position to supply new markets and distribution channels worldwide" said Janlynn President and CEO John Kozub.

Janlynn will feature the extensive ARTY'S product collection at the ACCI show in Chicago, July 28-30, including the exciting new Magic Silk Paint-by- Number collection that is sure to sweep North America by storm. "We are excited to be able to further develop ARTY'S fabulous line of products for the North American market," Kozub said. "Consumers will be amazed at how simple, affordable and magical silk painting can be."

Janlynn Corporation is a family owned business located in Springfield, MA, which specializes in needlework and craft kits, giftware, pre-sewn premium items, screen print and embroidery services since 1979.

ARTY'S is a leading innovator of silk and textile art supplies, worldwide. Breakthrough products include the Silk and Gutta Collection, Easy Fix Stretching Systems, Color-Me Silk painting kits and four ranges of silk and textile colors which recently received NAMTA'S Best Package Award.

Albert Bill, CEO and President of ARTY'S states "I feel very positive about the cooperation because ARTY'S and Janlynn share similar business philosophies and both companies place a heavy emphasis on high quality, innovative, profit generating products. This new alliance will be a great benefit to our customers in Europe and North America. Innovations are very much needed in the ever-changing European and American marketplace and together we can serve this need in the future even better."

Two years ago, ARTY'S made its debut in the American market under the leadership of Vice President, Susan Kocsis. The exceptional groundwork done by Kocsis and her team at Sinoart Inc. provides a solid foundation for Janlynn to build on. "We found a competent and powerful partner in Janlynn, who has the knowledge, relationships and systems necessary to take ARTY'S to the highest level in the US. For me the change means that I can concentrate on sales and product development for ARTY'S hand in hand with the talented team at Janlynn" said Susan Kocsis.