Private Label & Promotional Product Development

Endorsements and Testimonials

Endorsements from industry artists, their teams, and brands John Vanatta has worked with.

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Del James
Tour manager-Guns n roses
Some of the best merchandise ever created by Bravado for GN'R had John Vanatta's fingerprints all over the final designs. John was always a pleasure to work with and I cannot give high enough praise to the man's work ethic. 



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John Witherspoon                                                                          The Galactic Music Group

We hired John at Rogue to take care of the printing and stocking of all Tori Amos US Merch from 2004 to 2009 and then to oversee all aspects of the US Tour in 2011. He always got the job done on time with great quality and great prices..We could not have done any of it without him.


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VP Business Development & Strategy at Ology Media Inc.

John made the sometimes difficult task of seeing an Artists vision make it to the merchandise table an absolute pleasure. He has the unique skill of being able to articulate the artists vision as well as manage the important business side of things – which is no small task. He’s one of the best out there and I welcome the opportunity to work with him again sooner rather than later.


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Monroe Grisman

Entertainment Merchandising, Artist Relations, Producer & Musician

I had the pleasure of working with John for three years at Bravado one of the worlds premier leading entertainment merchandising companies working with some of top music artists in the world. John first and foremost is an expert in product development and sourcing particularly in the more advanced phases that involve “cut and sow” garments which go far beyond standard apparel merchandising. John is a true team player who is incredibly reliable when it comes to both time and client sensitive projects. He is passionate in his work and a highly creative mind as I was exposed to all kinds of new products while working with him that I had never seen before in our industry. John knows how to get things done and stay positive in intense working environments. He also is extremely knowledgeable on costs of goods and services to effectively deliver product while maintaining budgets and delivering on promised margins. I would welcome the opportunity to work with him again and would highly recommend him to anyone seeking a person of the experience and expertise that John represents as he would certainly be a strong asset to any company.


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Deborah Lindquist 

Owner/Designer, Deborah Lindquist, Green Queen Clothing

I worked with John on an eco conscious screen print t-shirt line I was developing for my “sister” line Green Queen. He has such a wide range of experience with garment production and made my life easy, handling every detail from start to finish, including the artwork for my logo!  His attention to detail and troubleshoot-in-advance philosophy made the project a breeze.I highly recommend him.



Ace Trump

CEO/Co-President at Siren Artist Management Inc.

John Vanatta is by far the most knowledgable person in the merchandise game I have ever known. I have had the pleasure of working with John on many occasions over the past 15 years and each time, it was a true pleasure.

 His “can do” philosophy and encyclopedic knowledge of the merchandise world make including him in any project I tackle a no brainer. His attention to detail is legendary – he has never let me down on any project. There was no item I threw at him that he did not tackle and complete beyond my expectations. I can’t say enough about John and his vast pool of experience and knowledge. Any time I start a new project, John is always my first call. The bottom line is, if you want it done right, call John.



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David Coverdale-Whitesnake Lead Singer

From the White Snake website: Well done, you Snakes!!!… And very well done you ….. There is a great guy we work with at Bravado called John Vanatta… He adds his excellent ideas to the mix.