Easy International Brands has won the license to produce the spring/summer 2002 branded fashion clothing range for construction giant JCB.

Under the new agreement, JCB will also explore the global potential of its range by expanding its retail distribution to include major multiples, mail order and small independents in the UK, Europe and the USA.

Easy International Brands Plc (EIB) already has top Italian and UK names such as Casucci, Soviet Denim and E:Brand in its portfolio. According to Prabs Khareghat, JCB's fashion brand manager, EIB combines outstanding product design, with a fast, flexible and quality manufacturing base. He added: "They also have an excellent reputation for their sales and marketing expertise, and their core brand Easy Jeans is one of the most established and successful British jeans brands."