Menswear supplier Berwin & Berwin has struck a deal with Vietnamese textiles business VITC, enabling it to increase production by more than 20%.
The deal sees Berwin & Berwin expand its supply base from existing manufacturing hubs in Hungary and China.
Managing director Simon Berwin said it would enable the business to increase its output for existing retail clients, which includes the likes of Austin Reed, Next, Moss Bros and Ted Baker. Brands include the eponymous collection Berwin & Berwin, Hechter, Lambretta , Paul Costelloe and Baumler.
He added: “This is a wonderful opportunity to supply tailoring from another country and offer great value and quality to our customers. There have been suit producers in Vietnam for some time but this will be the first vertical operation and the first aimed at the medium-to-better-end retailers.”
Berwin & Berwin is a fourth generation business, which has existed for nearly 130 years. It employs 650 staff.
As well as the UK it supplies into several international markets including Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, and Russia.