Clothing brand Bernard Chaus has entered into a long-term supply agreement with Chinese manufacturer China Ting Group Holdings Limited.

Hong Kong-listed China Ting will act as exclusive supplier of merchandise purchased by Chaus in Asia.

Josephine Chaus, chairwoman and CEO of Bernard Chaus, said, "We are very pleased to expand the long and cooperative relationship we have had with China Ting. Over the years they have been one of our more important merchandise suppliers in many product categories utilising their substantial and impressive production capabilities."

Ting Hung Yi, CEO of China Ting, said: "Chaus has long been a valued customer and commercial partner. We are delighted that our two companies have agreed to forge a closer bond. We believe that the combination of our strengths will provide greater value to the retail marketplace and, ultimately, the consumer. Our collective resources can be the platform for substantial business expansion."