June 6, 1997 in Nation/World

Levi Strauss To Sell Brittania Sportswear

Compiled From Wire Services
 

Levi Strauss & Co. is selling its Brittania Sportswear Ltd. trademarks and inventory to VF Corp. and closing its Brittania headquarters in Renton and a distribution center in Fife.

VF, the maker of Lee and Wrangler brand jeans, said Wednesday it had agreed to buy Brittania from Levi.

Terms of the agreement weren’t disclosed.

An estimated 60 employees in Renton and 40 in Fife will be affected by the closures, Levi spokesman Bradford Williams said. The transaction and layoffs should be finalized by the end of June, Williams said.

Get stories like this in a free daily email


Please keep it civil. Don't post comments that are obscene, defamatory, threatening, off-topic, an infringement of copyright or an invasion of privacy. Read our forum standards and community guidelines.

You must be logged in to post comments. Please log in here or click the comment box below for options.

comments powered by Disqus