Delta Galil Industries, Ltd. (DELT/Tel Aviv Stock Exchange, DELTY.PK/OTCQX), a global manufacturer and distributor of socks, underwear and intimates, announced today that it has reached an agreement to become the exclusive global licensee of men’s and women’s socks for Columbia Sportswear, the flagship brand of Columbia Sportswear Company (Nasdaq:COLM). Columbia Sportswear is a global leader in the active outdoor apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment industries.
Delta Galil will develop, produce and distribute Columbia’s seasonal collections of outdoor performance socks including hiking socks, trail running socks, hunting socks, outdoor lifestyle socks, ski socks and snowboard socks. The first Columbia socks collection, to be launched by Delta Galil as early as Fall 2013, will be distributed at Columbia retail stores, big box sporting goods retailers, as well as select department and specialty stores worldwide. The collection will be on display at Columbia’s booth during the Outdoor Retailer Winter Market trade show in Salt Lake City, Utah, January 23-26, 2013. Delta Galil is the current sock licensee for Wilson, Converse, Kenneth Cole and several other leading sport brands.
"Columbia is one of the most well-respected brands in the sports and outdoor industry and a great addition to our licensed portfolio,” said Isaac Dabah, CEO of Delta Galil. “We are thrilled to be partnering with a company whose commitment to quality, performance and value mirrors our own. We look forward to applying our strength in design, product and material innovation and global distribution to grow the Columbia brand and our own business.”
About Delta Galil IndustriesDelta Galil Industries is a global manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label apparel products for men, women and children. Since its inception in 1975, the Company has continually strived to create products that follow a body-before-fabric philosophy, placing equal emphasis on comfort, aesthetics and quality. Delta Galil develops innovative socks, seamless apparel including bras, shapewear; intimate apparel for women; extensive lines of underwear for men; babywear, activewear, sleepwear, and leisurewear. For more information, visit www.deltagalil.com. About Columbia Columbia, the flagship brand of Portland, Oregon-based Columbia Sportswear Company, has been creating innovative apparel, footwear, accessories and equipment for outdoor enthusiasts since 1938. Columbia has become a leading global brand by channeling the company’s passion for the outdoors, and an innovative spirit of “trying stuff”, into technologies and performance products that keep people warm, dry, cool and protected year-round. To learn more, please visit the company's website at www.columbia.com.