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Fruit of the Loom innerwear & leisure wear products for men and women launched in India

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  • 1st time ever Intellifresh feature in products for day long freshness
  • “Start Happy” campaign unveiled
  • More than 87 styles across men’s & women’s range in 2,500+ POS

Mumbai, 4th December  2017: Oban Fashions Private Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rupa & Company Limited, has launched Fruit of the Loom innerwear & leisure wear products for men and women in India. More than 87 styles across the men’s & women’s range will be available in over 2,500 points of sale in the first phase by end of December 2017. The products will be available on e-commerce websites from the first week of January 2018.

For the first time ever, Fruit of the Loom will showcase a special “Intellifresh” day-long freshness feature extensively in all products in India through an exclusive unique tie-up with Dow Chemicals.

Earlier this year, Oban Fashions Private Limited entered into a License Agreement with Fruit of the Loom, INC., whereby Rupa & Company’s subsidiary had acquired the exclusive license from Fruit of the Loom, INC., to manufacture, distribute, advertise and sell innerwear and outerwear products for men, boys, women, girls and toddler in India, under their brand names and marks.

Mr. Siddhant Agarwal, Vice President – Project & Acquisition, Rupa & Company Limited, said, “We are proud to present Fruit of the Loom, one of the world’s most recognised clothing brands – a brand people all over the world know, love and trust. We are positioning Fruit of the Loom as a premium brand that delivers authentic quality, value and style while combining comfort, performance and fun every day. According to Technopak, the premium segment of the innerwear market has a very high premiumization (price point – Rs. 500+) and in 2016, this share represents Rs. 9,500 crore of annual sales growing at 18% p.a.” He added, “The unique ‘Intellifresh’ feature adds the X-factor to Fruit of the Loom. A special category-first multimedia communication campaign titled ‘Start Happy’ will be unveiled soon in India on the lines of a global awareness campaign. Fruit of the Loom is all set to be the most-talked about brand amongst fashion-conscious Indians and will occupy center stage in premium innerwear segment in years to come.”

The price range of Fruit of the Loom starts from Rs. 150 to Rs. 400 MRP.

Fruit of the Loom is the second international brand, which will be manufactured and marketed in India by the Rupa Group after FCUK (super premium category), which is doing well. Rupa Group is gearing up for rapid expansion and exploring multiple opportunities in global brand licensing. It leverages its robust manufacturing infrastructure, experience and expertise to forge associations with iconic global brands such as Fruit of the Loom.

Fruit of the Loom will be supported with a 360-degree campaign including digital and activation that will roll out parallel to distribution and retailing. Rupa’s strategy is to make every aspect of the brand exciting – be it design, packaging, visual merchandising or day-to-day interface on social media.

In India, the products are being manufactured in Tirupur, Indore, Daman and Chennai.

About Rupa Group

Rupa is today the unquestioned No.1 knitwear brand in India, covering the entire range of knitted garments from innerwear to casual wear. Starting as a dream in the far-sighted mindscape of three men of vision and enterprise, Rupa has evolved to become the frontrunner in India and a leading player in global markets with far-reaching footprints and millions of satisfied customers. This is because Rupa Group believes in moving ahead not just in terms of volumes, but also in technology and product innovations. In line with evolving consumer preferences and market demands, Rupa Group periodically introduces new varieties in each sub-brand. These products incorporate the latest fabric innovations, cutting-edge production techniques, and advanced design elements to give the finest experience of style and comfort to the end-user. Synonymous with quality and durability, Rupa brands are integrated across the hosiery value chain. They enjoy top-of-the-mind recall across all segments and have earned the trust of millions across the globe.

About Fruit of the Loom

Fruit of the Loom is an American company that manufactures clothing, particularly underwear. The company’s world headquarters is in Bowling Green, Kentucky. It is currently a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway. Fruit of the Loom is one of the largest manufacturers and marketers of men’s and boys’ underwear, women’s and girls’ underwear, printable T-shirts and fleece for the activewear industry, casualwear, women’s jeanswear and childrenswear.

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