Blingware was launched with the goal of bringing innovative and unique licensed consumer goods that celebrate championships like no other product has done before! Our first collegiate license is with the 11 time national champion USC Trojans - starting with a 24oz Stadium Tumbler. Blingware will be adding more NCAA schools, as well as pursuing licensing of all major professional sports leagues (NFL, MLB, NBA, NHL, NASCAR and MLS) and entertainment properties, throughout the next year. Blingware is made in the USA, driving our vision of creating opportunities for the American workforce through innovative product design.
Gary brings 15 years of marketing experience, having worked within the custom retail and premium manufacturing arena for the last 8 years. Prior to founding Edge Innovations, he was the Chairman/COO of BOMAN & Associates (a Los Angeles based accelerator and marketing firm) and then served as the COO of West Coast Wine & Spirits (a Las Vegas based wine and spirits distribution start up). As a sports fan and former college football player, Gary has a profound understanding of the scale of sports marketing channels and is the driving visionary force for the hottest NCAA licensed product for the 2016 College Football Season.
Built in to the ethical framework of Blingware is an obligation to consistently conduct business as a responsible corporate citizen. We believe in achieving success in ways that honor ethical values and respect people, communities and the environment. There is an importance of backing words with responsible actions that many companies tend to talk, but not walk. Blingware will not waiver on our Zero Tolerance policy on conducting any business with any contracted partner that does not adhere to our standards. We do this not just to protect our partners and licensors; we do it because it is simply the right thing to do.
Blingware believes that any young athlete's life can instantly change with an opportunity to interact with their heroes. This is why Youth Sports Leagues and Youth Sports Foundations are a major focus of our charitable effort. In the summer of 2015, Blingware sponsored young athletes to attend the Russell Wilson Passing Academy held in Los Angeles at USC. Moving forward, we intend to support camps and clinics in the markets we serve as we continue to grow and expand our product offering.