Danskin Inc, a designer, manufacturer and marketer of women's activewear and dancewear, has announced that it has reached a licensing agreement with Jacques Moret Inc, a major designer, marketer and distributor of women's and children's activewear and bodywear for the distribution of its Freestyle line of activewear for women and girls.

By exclusive license with Danskin, Jacques Moret will distribute the Freestyle product lines to upscale mass merchants throughout the United States. Danskin will retain design approval.

Carol Hochman, president and chief executive officer of Danskin said: "Danskin has made tremendous gains in its transformation from strictly a manufacturer to a brand manager and marketer. We see this relationship with Jacques Moret as a significant and progressive step in the development of the company's branding strategy."

Joey Harary, president of Jacques Moret, said: "We are very enthusiastic about the combination of talent and strengths of Jacques Moret with the value of a Danskin brand name. This licensing agreement for the distribution of the Freestyle product lines to upscale mass merchants is an excellent opportunity for mutual growth of the Jacques Moret and Danskin brands. We maintain substantial relationships with many stores under various brands, and look forward to continued success with the addition of a Danskin brand to our portfolio."