Australians and South Africans are next in line to buy eyewear and apparel made by the German sunglasses and apparel line Funk (

The company, which is in the midst of expanding its worldwide distribution network, will begin to offer its merchandise in those two countries next season. The action is the latest in Funk’s rapid international augmentation: in the last two years Funk has also opened up markets in New Zealand, Taiwan, Singapore, Italy and Mexico, among others.

Funk plans to continue its growth in 2004 as well. It is currently searching for appropriate distribution partners in the U.K., Portugal, mainland Spain and Italy.

— From ispo newsletter (