US clothing retailer Brooks Brothers is to implement a quality and compliance management solution from TEXbase.

Brooks Brothers said it recognised a need for a system to support its ongoing expansion efforts, innovation and compliance requirements.

It aims to streamline its materials management, provide consistent performance testing and introduce a global compliance management system to enhance collaboration with testing labs and vendors.

TEXbase is also integrating with Brooks Brother's Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) system to streamline product development automation and collaboration process. 

Brooks Brothers senior vice president of sourcing Joe Dixon said: "With the increasingly complex demands of product safety and regulatory bodies both in our home and international markets, we needed a solution that could manage all of our product testing, compliance and aspects of our fabric development.

"We wanted to spread this workload across our overseas offices and our New York head office and being web based, TEXbase was an ideal vehicle. We also needed seamless integration with our PLM system to enable data to be entered only once. We believe that this system will position well for the global expansion that we have planned."