US clothing business Delta Apparel has acquired most of the assets of casual clothing brand Coast Apparel. 

The company says it will look to rapidly expand Coast's footprint and grow its offerings to consumers. It also plans to immediately add more Coast retail doors and build consumer awareness through enhanced digital outreach, positioning Delta Apparel for faster e-commerce and direct-to-consumer growth.

"We are pleased to add Coast to our portfolio of lifestyle brands and are excited about its geographic versatility and growth potential across regional markets," says Robert Humphreys, Delta Apparel CEO.

"Our recent experience and success in nurturing and growing other young brands and start-up businesses, particularly Salt Life and Art Gun, have proven the benefits of early-stage investment in high-growth potential brands and business extensions."

The Coast Apparel brand offers a full line of traditional, sports-casual attire, headwear and accessories. It primarily markets direct-to-consumer through two retail stores, located in Greenville, South Carolina and Pawley's Island, South Carolina, and via its e-commerce site. It can also be found at independent retailers. 

Delta Apparel and its subsidiaries MJ Soffe, Junkfood Clothing Company, Salt Life and Art Gun is an international design, marketing, manufacturing, and sourcing company specialising in lifestyle basic and branded activewear apparel, headwear and related accessories.