US Outdoor and casual products supplier Deckers Outdoor Corporation has signed a license deal, through its subsidiary Teva, with footwear and apparel company RMP Athletic Locker for men's, ladies' and children's sportswear in Canada.

Under the terms of the deal, RMP will design, manufactuer and market Teva sportswear. The license is initially set to last until 31 December, 2007, and has an option for a three-year renewal.

Douglas Otto, chairman and chief executive officer of Deckers Outdoor Corporation said: "This marks Teva's first exclusively international licensing agreement and represents a tremendous opportunity to further expand the Teva brand worldwide.

"We believe the sportswear category provides a perfect complement to our Canadian Teva footwear business."

Deckers Outdoor Corporation designs and markets footwear developed for high performance activities and casual lifestyle wear under the Teva, Simple and UGG brand names.

Ontario, Canada-based RMP Athletic Locker Ltd has distribution rights to brands including Umbro, Airwalk, Brooks, Rider, Avia and Ryka.