Vintage knitwear brand Junk Food Clothing has entered into an apparel licensing agreement with the National Football League (NFL) to create a retro-inspired lifestyle collection in the US.

Junk Food, which was acquired by Delta Apparel in 2005, said its NFL Lifestyle Collection, for women, men and kids, will be sold at boutiques, speciality stores and department stores starting Holiday 2008.

In addition to its current distribution, it will also be featured on the NFL website, fan shops and at NFL stadiums stores from October 2008.

Natalie Grof, co-founder and CEO of Junk Food Clothing, said: "When you wear one of our shirts, it feels like you found it in the back of your closet from years ago. And that's really what you want in a t-shirt."

"We are excited to partner with Junk Food to deliver this unique collection of NFL apparel to our fans and Junk Food customers," says Susan Rothman, NFL's vice president of consumer products. "With an ever changing market, we are confident that this licensing arrangement will reflect the nostalgia for the game of football in a new way and will take our apparel to an entirely new audience."