Hampshire Group signed a master supply agreement with Levi Strauss & Company in which Hampshire will supply knit shirts, woven shirts and sweaters to Dockers’ global business.
The new agreement extends the company’s relationship with Dockers beyond North America, making Hampshire the exclusive supplier of all tops for the Dockers brand worldwide. Under the agreement, which goes into effect beginning with the fall 2015 product line, Hampshire will provide technical design and sourcing services in support of Dockers’ global strategy. Previously these functions were handled by Dockers internally.
“We are extremely excited and proud to be able to deepen our relationship with the Dockers brand on a global basis,” stated Paul Buxbaum, Hampshire’s CEO. “Sharing the same vision and blending our complementary skill sets have made for a successful partnership that we now look to extend around the globe. The additional volume associated with this new international agreement will leverage Hampshire’s existing production and sourcing platform.”
Hampshire, along with its wholly owned subsidiaries, Hampshire Brands and Rio Garment S.A., is a provider of fashion apparel across a broad range of product categories, channels of distribution and price points. The company specializes in designing and marketing men’s sportswear to department stores, chain stores and mass market retailers under licensed brands, our own proprietary brands and the private labels of our customers. The company also operates a Honduras-based apparel manufacturer, designing, sourcing and manufacturing knit tops for men, women and children.