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Zhik appoint the Calipso Group as new agents for Italy

by Zhik 26 May 11:04 BST

The Calipso Group has been appointed by Zhik as their new agent for Italy. Headed by Riccardo Colla, who has over 10 years experience of technical marine clothing agency and distribution, the Calipso Group is a team of experienced commercial agents and sailors.

The Calipso team will be contacting all Italian retailers to give them the opportunity to forward order the exciting new Season 1 2022 collection in the coming weeks. With a strong focus on supporting the retail network and building a country-wide network of retail stores, this dynamic young group has a growing reputation for service. They are already agents for Remigo electric outboards, North Sails performance clothing and various fashion brands as well as providing marine consultancy services.

Riccardo Colla comments, "We are really excited to be working with Zhik. I've known the brand for many years and respect their international brand reputation. We plan to rebuild the brand in the Italian sailing shops and gain that same high level brand image here. We'll be focusing on opening more accounts for Zhik's comprehensive range of offshore clothing, and in addition will be working on some specific projects with sailing teams and Yacht Clubs."

Simon Payne, Zhik's Head of Sales adds, "We are delighted to be working with Riccardo and the team at Calipso, who have excellent knowledge and contacts in the Italian market. They have 'hit the ground running', with immense energy and are learning our product range fast. Zhik's range is continually developing with stylish technical street wear joining our offshore ranges, performance dinghy gear and warm weather sailing clothes - which are perfect for the Italian market."

Sailing shops and saling teams can contact Calipso at:

Phone: +39 34 71 38 28 52


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