Turkish clothing manufacturer Eroglu has acquired the Big Star brand from Swiss jeans maker Big Star Holding AG for an unspecified sum.

Big Star and its French units, clothing and textile companies Big Star France, MCS and California Diffusion went into receivership in June this year.

The future of the Big Star company as a whole still remains unclear.

The court of Colmar in the Alsace region of eastern France has announced an observation period for the French units, which will finish on 20 December 2004.