, a leading business-to-business (B2B) Internet market for the textile industry, today announced that it has successfully built an interactive exchange for Burlington PerformanceWear (NYSE:BUR). ClickTex will handle technological and fulfillment aspects of the proprietary exchange, which is expected to launch in August.

Burlington PerformanceWear will utilize ClickTex's technology to provide its customers with an interactive means to shop for the newest, freshest, most original ideas in fabric and fabric technology. It is providing its customers the opportunity to access these new ideas in a convenient, online forum. Fabric buyers need to find and sample new ideas often and quickly. and Burlington are leading the industry in giving customers what they need, when they need it.

"We chose ClickTex to help us get started with B2B for a couple of reasons," said Larry Himes, president of Burlington PerformanceWear. "First and foremost, they were ready, willing and able to handle all of our needs, including creating a "private" exchange and fulfilling our product. They have a great balance between experience in textiles and capability in technology - something we haven't found in too many others. Finally, their attitude is 'if we can't do it now, we'll figure it out for you' ... which is exactly the kind of attitude we need. In all, they have been a great partner."

The partnership with Burlington furthers's position as a first-mover and innovator in the growing textile e-commerce space, and demonstrates Burlington's confidence that was the right choice to build its interactive exchange.

"By building this exchange for Burlington, ClickTex is standing behind its commitment to be customer focused and meet the needs of the marketplace," said Michael Rappaport, VP business development for ClickTex.

The partnership with Burlington comes at the heels of ClickTex's announcement that it chose the Ariba (Nasdaq:ARBA) B2B Platform to create global economies of scale and supply chain efficiencies for the worldwide textile market. Ariba is the leader in B2B eCommerce.

About is the leading B2B net marketplace for the textile industry. allows users to leverage an advanced e-commerce system to save time and money while transacting textiles internationally.

The team combines a wealth of global textile industry experience with experts in technology, international trade, logistics, finance, operations, and business development. ClickTex makes trading textiles online easy -- all that is needed is an Internet connection.

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About Burlington PerformanceWear

Burlington PerformanceWear, a division of Burlington Industries Inc, focuses on specialty, value-added products for apparel, giving its customers the ultimate in fashion and speed. Burlington Industries is one of the world's largest and most diversified manufacturers of soft goods for apparel and interior furnishings.