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Woolrich Adds largest Headwear Company Dorfman Pacific as Licensee

Woolrich, Inc., the Original Outdoor Clothing Company®, has partnered with Dorfman Pacific to launch a new line of outdoor lifestyle headwear.
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Woolrich, Pa. – October 19, 2009 -Woolrich, Inc., the Original Outdoor Clothing Company®, has partnered with Dorfman Pacific to launch a new line of outdoor lifestyle headwear. Dorfman Pacific will source, manufacture, sell and distribute Woolrich branded men’s and women’s headwear collections to department stores, specialty stores and catalogs throughout the United States and Canada.

Nick Brayton, Licensing Manager for Accessories at Woolrich stated “having a brand like Woolrich partner with Dorfman Pacific, the largest headwear company in the world, sets the stage for a terrific headwear line and a tremendous amount of success.”

“We are thrilled to become a licensee of the Woolrich brand and see enormous potential in this agreement,” said Doug Highsmith, President and CEO, Dorfman Pacific. “Woolrich has a history of quality and value and we look forward to offering outdoor lifestyle products that support the brand message .”

The headwear collection will be available in stores for Fall 2010, ranging from knits, cloth and wool felt in men’s and women’s styles complementing the Woolrich sportswear and outerwear collections. The fall headwear line will be shown at several National Trade shows starting January 2010 as well as Dorfman Pacific showrooms located in New York, Boston, Denver, Dallas, Atlanta and its corporate headquarters in Stockton, CA.

About Dorfman Pacific®

Dorfman Pacific, founded in 1921, prides itself in being the largest full-line in-stock headwear company in the world with offices throughout the USA and attendance at all major trade shows. The company continues to pursue growth both through licensing opportunities such as Woolrich, and through the acquisition of businesses that naturally complement its existing activities. Dorfman Pacific, acquired Capelli Straworld in May 2009 – one of the country’s premier resort handbag manufacturers. Operating from its 275,000 square foot corporate headquarters and distribution center facility in Stockton, it has showrooms throughout the USA, and customers worldwide for its men’s, women’s and children’s headwear, bags and accessories. Dorfman Pacific brands include Scala, Stacy Adams, Indiana Jones, Callanan, Christys’ of London, Christys’ Crown Series, Tropical Trends, Blue Chair Bay™ by Kenny Chesney, DPC Global Trends and Outdoors, Headers, Scala Pro Golf and Panama Jack. Its Milano division features Larry Mahan and Justin Authentic Headwear.

About Woolrich®

Woolrich Inc., the Original Outdoor Clothing Company, is an authentic American brand that embraces an outdoor lifestyle. Trusted since 1830 by generations of loyal consumers, Woolrich continues its tradition of providing quality products for today’s outdoor enthusiast. A brand recognized worldwide, Woolrich product offerings include functional, comfortable and durable men’s and women’s sportswear and outerwear using innovative fabrications for the ultimate in performance capabilities, well-designed home and outdoor living products, and licensed accessory products. In 2005, Woolrich celebrated its 175th Anniversary. It is the original and longest continuously-operating outdoor apparel manufacturer and woolen mill in the United States. Find out more at www.woolrich.com.

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