SOURCE: Innovo Group Inc.

September 20, 2005 06:00 ET

Innovo Group Announces the Hiring of Elena Pickett to the Position of Vice President of Sales

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- September 20, 2005 -- Innovo Group Inc. (NASDAQ: INNO), a sales and marketing organization designing and selling branded and private label apparel consumer products through retailers and distributors in the domestic and international marketplaces, today announced that it has hired Elena Pickett as its Vice President of Sales. In this new position for the Company, Ms. Pickett will primarily oversee and direct sales for the Company's branded apparel lines, which includes Joe's Jeans® and indie™.

Prior to joining the Company, Ms. Pickett served as the Director of Sales for wholesale apparel sales of Lucky Brand Jeans®, a division of Liz Claiborne Inc., for over six years. Prior to Lucky, Ms. Pickett served for five years as the Sales Manager - West Coast for Just For Wraps, a junior apparel company based in Los Angeles. Ms. Pickett also held various sales positions at Pepe Clothing including West Coast Sales Manager for Women's denim.

"We are pleased to announce the addition of Elena to the Company's team and to this new position to oversee the sales of our branded products. She brings to the Company a wealth of knowledge and experience from which the Company and our brands will benefit," said Jay Furrow, Chief Executive Officer of the Company.

About Innovo Group Inc.

Innovo Group Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries Joe's Jeans, Inc. and Innovo Azteca Apparel, Inc., is a sales and marketing organization designing and selling branded and private label apparel consumer products through retailers and distributors in the domestic and international marketplaces. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California. More information is available at the company web site at

Statements in this news release which are not purely historical facts are forward-looking statements, including statements containing the words "believe," "estimate," "project," "expect" or similar expressions, and statements such as those related to the employment of a Vice President of Sales. These statements are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of Section 21E of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended. All forward-looking statements are based upon information available to Innovo Group Inc. on the date of this release. Any forward-looking statement inherently involves risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from the forward-looking statements. Factors that would cause or contribute to such differences include, but are not limited to: continued employment of a Vice President of Sales for the Company, continued acceptance of the Company's products in the marketplace, particularly acceptance and near-term sales of the Company's brands such as indie™; successful implementation of its strategic plan; the extension or refinancing of its existing bank facility and the restrictions any such extension or refinancing could place on the company; the ability to obtain new financing from other financing sources; the ability to generate positive cash flow from operations and asset sales; competitive factors, including the possibility of major customers sourcing product overseas in competition with our products; dependence upon third-party vendors; a possible oversupply of denim in the marketplace; and other risks detailed in the Company's periodic report filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K, and amendments, for the year ended November 27, 2004. By making these forward-looking statements, the Company undertakes no obligation to update these statements for revisions or changes after the date of this release. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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