California-based Tag-It Pacific Inc on Monday revealed the successful consumer launch of its TekFit stretch waistband product with Levi Dockers pants.

The company said the product allows the waistband to stretch up to an inch for greater comfort and also revealed it has signed a new letter of intent to develop additional waistband applications for Levi Strauss & Co's other product lines.

Tag-It Pacific CEO, Colin Dyne, said: "We are extremely pleased with the initial success of this technology at retail. As we expected, consumers are responding to the clear benefits of this product innovation.

"In addition to the men's casual pant, we believe TekFit has even greater potential in the women's casual pant and the denim market.

"We are working on some extremely exciting applications in these markets which we expect to bring to market soon."

He continued: "This new agreement is the next step on a major expansion of our relationship with Levi Strauss & Co.

"In addition to our waistband product, our trim business has always had a focus on the bottoms segment, and we are particularly well situated to offer an exceptional product range of trim for Levi Strauss & Co, including our Talon brand zipper, labels and other printed marketing materials."