NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PVH Corp. [NYSE:PVH] announced today it has entered into a new licensing agreement with Sports Products of America (a division of Adjmi Apparel Group) under which the Adjmi division will manufacture, sell, distribute and promote women’s sportswear, golfwear and activewear, in all sizes, under PVH’s IZOD brand. Products will launch in February 2018 and will be sold primarily in department stores, specialty stores, national chains, sporting goods stores and pure play online retailers throughout the United States and Canada. The initial term of the licensing agreement runs through 2020.
“We are thrilled to cater to the female consumer with IZOD sportswear, golfwear and activewear. We believe that these collections will capture the youthful, energetic, sports-inspired lifestyle positioning that the brand has been known for throughout its 80 years of history,” said Ken Wyse, President Licensing, PVH Corp. “Adjmi has extensive knowledge and experience in these categories and we look forward to working with them to build this business across the United States and Canada.”
Mark Adjmi, CEO of Adjmi Apparel Group added “We are truly excited to partner with PVH on IZOD women’s sportswear, golfwear and activewear. This partnership will combine Adjmi Apparel Group’s decades of experience delivering high-quality and fashionable women’s apparel with the iconic IZOD brand. We look forward to providing the IZOD woman with confident, approachable and comfortable sportswear, golfwear and activewear.”
About PVH Corp.
With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.
*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International, Ltd.
About Adjmi Apparel Group:
Established in 1976, Adjmi Apparel Group has transformed from a small importer to one of the most reputable apparel manufacturers in the industry. Over the last forty years, Adjmi has established itself as a source for high-quality, fashionable apparel across various product categories and age groups. The Adjmi portfolio currently includes international brands such as XOXO, Earl Jeans, Hind, Fila and Champion, as well as market brands including Apana and Layer 8. Adjmi also operates a private label business for some of the largest retailers in the world.
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