Extreme sports apparel company Bluetorch Inc has signed a letter of intent to license and distribute Australian girls' surfwear brand Aztec Rose in the North American market through its Unboxed Distribution subsidiary.

According to Bluetorch CEO Bruce MacGregor, the company had been looking to add an outside juniors' brand to its portfolio to complements its namesake-branded juniors line.

"Aztec Rose is a premium brand that provides us with the opportunity to participate in this burgeoning market," he said.

"Our distribution plan for Aztec Rose is to echo the label's positioning in Australia.

"This allows our sales force to sell the Aztec Rose brand into core action sports shops and specialty retailers along with the Bluetorch label."

MacGregor added that Aztec Rose also carried a juniors' swimwear line, a first for the US company.