Garment maker Calida Holding reported a more than doubled net profit during the first half of the year, boosted by the integration of Aubade sales.

Profit was CHF3.6m (US$2.91m) during the first half compared to CHF1.4m previously. Sales, meanwhile, grew 61% to CHF98.8m.

It was the first time sales from acquisition Aubade were included in Calida's financial report.

"The demand for Calida products is very positive," the company added.

"The cornerstones of this development are the Calida stores and the Calida shops-in-shops."