Ricochet, producers of The Repair Shop, has partnered with brand specialist The Point.1888 to explore potential licensing possibilities.
The hugely popular show, which broadcasts on the BBC in the UK and across the world in various territories, sees a team of Britain’s most skilled craftspeople rescue and resurrect objects their owners thought were beyond saving. Together, the experts pool their talents and resources to restore these priceless pieces of family history, and bring them back to life.
An important goal in the brand licensing strategy, for both Ricochet and The Point.1888, is that every new product for The Repair Shop has a purpose, adding value to the consumer’s life in some way.
Since its creation seven years ago, The Point.1888 has prided itself on working with brands with purpose and authenticity, such as Team GB, which works to inspire younger generations into sport, and Battersea, which homes and cares for cats and dogs.
Janine Richmond, Head of Product and Brand at The Point.1888, says: “To work with a brand that the British public has really taken to heart is such a privilege. There are so many important elements to the show, from all the experts to the contributors and their cherished items, and all will play an important part in shaping our programme. The series plays an incredible role in enhancing people’s lives and so too, we hope, will the products we create.”
Joanna Ball, Managing Director of Ricochet, adds: “The Repair Shop is a very special place and in a short time has built a passionate and loyal audience. We are looking forward to working with The Point.1888 to translate the magic of the barn into product.”