Apparel giant PVH Corp has entered into licensing agreements with American Essentials and Stepping Stones to market and distribute hosiery for men, women and children under the Izod brand.

American Essentials, a subsidiary of McGregor Industries, will produce dress, casual, and sport hosiery and legwear for men, women, and children. The products will be sold at major department and specialty stores in the US, Canada and Mexico.

Meanwhile, Stepping Stones will manufacture Izod branded legwear as well as dress, casual and sport hosiery for newborns, infants and toddlers. It will be distributed at department and specialty stores in the US and Canada.

PVH said American Essentials and McGregor Industries are the right partners to introduce its new hosiery and legwear lines in North America, while Stepping Stones has extensive knowledge and experience in the children's hosiery and legwear sector.