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.
Rupa is today the unquestioned No.1 knitwear brand in India, covering the entire range of knitted garments from innerwear to casual wear.
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 had 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.
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.”
In India, the products are being manufactured in Tirupur, Indore, Daman and Chennai. The price range of Fruit of the Loom starts from Rs. 150 to Rs. 400 MRP.