SURFING IN THE U.S.: BNT Connections LLC has signed a licensing deal with Pacific Motion, a 20-year-old European surf and action sports brand, to produce the brand’s surfwear in the U.S. Sold in 16 European countries, the collection will be available in about 200 specialty stores beginning in March, said Doug Waterman, chief operating officer.

Projected wholesale volume for women’s apparel for the first 18 months is at least $10 million, said Thakur Bakshani, president. Skorts, shorts, dresses, halter tops, capri pants, rashguard tops and skirts are offered in the spring line, with most wholesale prices falling between $15 and $25. BNT’s parent company, BNT Connections Impex Ltd., plans to produce goods in its 15 factories in India, and will source some items from China and the Pacific Rim.

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