Women's underwear manufacturer Wacoal and trading house Itochu Corp have signed a deal with luxury underwear manufacturer Gruppo La Perla to market La Perla-band products in Japan.

Under the terms of the agreement, Wacoal will sell La Perla underwear and swimwear items in Japan, while Itochu has obtained the exclusive right to import the products.

Wacoal expects to achieve first-year retail sales of the La Perla line totalling one billion yen.