Clothing manufacturer Renown Inc and its affiliate D'urban Inc are to consolidate their operations as they look to grow the business amid weak high street spending.

The firms will be brought under the umbrella of a holding company called Renown D'urban Holdings Inc in March and integrate production facilities in a bid to cut costs and improve efficiencies.

Renown, which produces a range of women's fashions, and D'urban, which specialises in men's clothing, added they also plan to enter the youth-oriented fashion market.

Renown employs nearly 1,800 workers which D'Urban's workforce is around a third of that total.