Sportsheets International Named 2013 Best Fetish Manufacturer at 30th AVN Awards


HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif.—Sportsheets was named 2013 Best Fetish Manufacturer at the 30th annual AVN Awards in Las Vegas. The specialty manufacturer was honored with the prestigious award for its dedication to developing easy-to-use and fun-to-try BDSM-inspired accessories, including restraints, sexual positioning tools, the groundbreaking Sex & Mischief collection, and the original Sportsheet Bondage Bed Sheet.

Sportsheets set a new precedent for fetish product design, development and merchandising this year, inspiring the industry to have a different mindset when marketing and selling BDSM-inspired products. The Sex & Mischief collection set record sales numbers with its matched set of simple restraint systems, blindfolds, harnesses, blindfolds and floggers designed for the beginner player or “vanilla” consumer. And for more advanced players the Sportsheets Premium collection brought retailers higher quality construction at a premium price point, allowing retailers to appeal to the widest customer demographic.

"The Sportsheets team would like to thank our friends and colleagues who voted for Sportsheets,” Sportsheets founder and CEO Tom Stewart said. “It’s an honor to be recognized for our hard work in this important product category, which has grown into a key part of every adult retail store. It’s been an incredibly successful year for Sportsheets and we couldn’t have done it without the help and support of our friends and colleagues.”

The 2013 AVN Awards took place Jan. 19 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. Hosted by adult superstars Asa Akira and Digital Playground starlet Jesse Jane, this year’s AVN Awards celebrated its 30th anniversary as the “Oscars of porn.”

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