Mattel Inc today said it is has signed Los Angeles-based Innovo Group Inc to a multi-year agreement to produce Hot Wheels branded adult apparel and accessories in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico.

Under terms of the agreement, through its subsidiaries, Innovo Inc and Innovo Azteca Apparel Inc, Innovo will produce apparel and accessory products targeted to men and women in the junior and contemporary markets. The product lines will include active wear, sweatshirts and pants, outerwear, T-shirts, "baby tee's" for women, headwear, bags, backpacks and totes, which will be emblazoned with the Hot Wheels flame logo.

The 2003 product line will also include items sporting the Hot Wheels 35th Anniversary logo, as a part of the brand's celebratory campaign for the year.

Innovo Group, which, through its subsidiaries, design, markets and distributes fashion apparel and accessory products to the retail market, will initially build the line around fashion forward knit tops and other sportswear products.