Lift Off for European Space Agency Merch

Brand Boost as First ESA Online Store Launches at Spreadshirt

Supported by Spreadshirt, the European Space Agency (ESA) online store will spread the word about the agency through merch and play an important role in establishing the Europe-wide ESA brand.  Budding astronauts, wannabe space travellers and fans of the galaxy can now wear cool ESA t-shirts, hoodies and accessories.

“We’d only had a small merchandising offer at our locations before”, said Philippe Willekens, Director of ESA Communications. “Now, with the online store, ESA can make our merch available to a broader public in Europe. ESA is Europe’s gateway to space and a central merchandising offer is intended to convey the positive image of a united space travel in Europe and beyond.”

As a central point of entry for all space enthusiasts, the shop offers not just clothing, but also accessories, such as cell phone covers and backpacks. Adults can choose between t-shirts, hoodies, sportswear, bags and accessories from the three product lines Classic, Design and United Space. For children, products will be available with the popular space mascot, Paxi.

“ESA T-Shirts mean a lot to me personally”, reveals Philip Rooke, CEO of Spreadshirt. “In the 1980s, my father worked for ESA. He gave me an official ESA t-shirt and that quickly became one of my favorite shirts. That definitely contributed to my lifelong enthusiasm for new technologies. Now, one generation later Spreadshirt is helping ESA to create a unique ecommerce store solution with print-on-demand technology, so ESA can continue to inspire fans around the world”.

Images for download:

Space is Our Middle Name Mug

Women’s ESA T-shirt

Tote Bag

Men’s ESA Organic Hoody

About the European Space Agency

The European Space Agency (ESA) is Europe’s gateway to space. It is intended to coordinate and promote the development of European spaceflight – and, of course, to ensure that the investments in this area bring lasting benefits to all Europeans. Currently, ESA has 22 member states. By coordinating the financial and intellectual resources of its members, ESA can undertake programmes and activities far beyond the scope of any single European country

ESA is an intergovernmental organisation, created in 1975, with the mission to shape the development of Europe’s space capability and ensure that investment in space delivers benefits to the citizens of Europe and the world.

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