Paris-based Linda Textiles has been awarded an exclusive ten year licence in 18 European countries for the development, manufacture and sale of children’s wear range Lee Cooper Kids.

It follows its takeover of Lee Cooper France in July 2010.

It includes jeans, other casual and fashionwear, swimwear and nightwear as well as ‘back to school’ accessories, up to 14 years.

Linda Textiles has also become the non-exclusive licence holder of the Lee Copper Kids brand in Algeria, Morocco and Tunisia.

The firm will present its first Lee Cooper Kids collections in July this year for the spring-summer 2012 season.