US menswear manufacturer Haggar Clothing Co has inked a licensing deal with Bernette Textile Company to design, produce and sell men's sweaters across the US.

The initial collection is expected to launch with major national retailers in Haggar stores and online next autumn.

"As Haggar celebrates our 90th year, our partnership with Bernette Textiles further strengthens our product portfolio," says Michael Stitt, Haggar CEO. "Bernette's mission, vision and history align with ours, and both companies are committed to delivering the highest quality apparel, innovation and exceptional value for the consumer. We are excited to have Jeff Siskind and his team on board."

Bernette Textile Company (a third-generation company established in 1942 by Jack Siskind) and The Castlewood Group (established in 1991 by its original founders Henry Sutton and Nicholas Koles) manufacture products under several owned brands, private label brands and prominent licensed brands.

"Licensing Haggar sweaters is a natural fit for Bernette," adds Bernette president Siskind. "Since our inception 75 years ago, sweaters has been the mainstay of the Bernette business. Partnering with Haggar, a brand that has led the apparel market through innovation and dependable high quality product, is consistent with our business model. We are thrilled by the opportunity to market and represent Haggar, an iconic heritage brand."

Bernette also has licenses with Coleman, The American Outdoorsman, US Polo Association, Tricots St Raphael, and ArgyleCulture.