HAGGAR LICENSE: Haggar Clothing Co. has tapped Roytex Inc. in its newest sportswear license. Under terms of the agreement, Roytex will make the brand’s knit and woven tops for the U.S. market. “A knit and woven shirt collection with unfailing delivery on the brand promise has proven to be a compelling choice for the demanding sportswear consumer,” said Jon Ragsdale, senior vice president of marketing and merchandising for Haggar. The firm said it plans to focus on its core pants business by allowing licenses to make and distribute related classifications.
QUIKSILVER LICENSE: Quiksilver Americas has licensed its Quiksilver Performance label to Orange County, Calif.-based CF Brands. The Quiksilver Performance label caters to the off-board training needs of surfers, skaters and boarders with apparel made from advanced technical fabrics. Originally launched in 2006 as Quiksilver EQPT, the label was later rebranded Quiksilver Performance. “We feel that the experts at CF Brand are the ones who can help realize the vision while staying true to the Quiksilver brand,” said Bob McKnight, president and chief executive of Quiksilver. CF Brands is a company that usually targets the team and corporate distribution channels, but will continue to sell Quiksilver Performance into sportings goods, department, active lifestyle and military stores.