Retailer Saks Incorporated has signed an exclusive agreement with Kikomo Ltd to design, produce, distribute, and sell Ruff Hewn men's, women's, and children's apparel, shoes, and accessories in the United States. The Ruff Hewn brand will be managed by the Saks Department Store Group (SDSG), a private brand organisation based in Birmingham, and merchandise will be introduced into the SDSG stores in autumn 2003.