Italian children's wear company Grant has signed a five-year licence agreement to make the new junior wear line of British designer John Richmond.

The new collection, Richmond Jr, will include around 200 clothing and 40 accessory items, aimed at children between the ages of four and 12.
The line will be distributed by Italian textile entrepreneur Saverio Moschillo and is due to enter the market in autumn 2005.

Grant also recently signed a licence deal to make Italian fashion company Elio Fiorucci's Love Therapy line, also a children's collection.