SOURCE: Talon International

Talon International

September 22, 2015 16:01 ET

Talon International, Inc. Announces Continued Success With Its Tekfit® Technology

PVH Incorporates Tekfit Into Dress Shirts and Launches National Media Campaign Promoting the Tekfit-Incorporated Flex Collar

LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 22, 2015) -  Talon International, Inc. (OTCQB: TALN), a leading global supplier of zippers, apparel fasteners, trim and stretch technology products, announced that PVH Corp. (NYSE: PVH) has launched its Van Heusen Flex Collar men's dress shirts in retail stores. Flex Collar incorporates Talon's Tekfit® proprietary stretch technology, allowing expandable collar comfort with half inch of stretch.

PVH Corp., owner of the Van Heusen brand, recently announced the launch of the Flex Collar men's dress shirt designed with Talon's Tekfit technology to provide men with an additional half inch of expanding collar comfort without wrinkling or compromising the collar structure. PVH also announced a comprehensive 360-degree marketing campaign that will support the launch of the Van Heusen Flex Collar shirt this fall and is anchored by a national commercial highlighting iconic tight collar moments from classic movies to popular TV shows. Further, as a long-time sponsor of the New York Giants, Van Heusen unveiled branded in-stadium creative and various digital shorts shot at MetLife Stadium starring running back Rashad Jennings, guard Justin Pugh, center Weston Richburg, linebacker Devon Kennard, defensive tackle Jonathan Hankins and New York Giants' legend Jessie Armstead. The unique and humorous videos showcase the players in situations where extra space equals more comfort and will be shown on local New York media and across the brand's social media channels.

"We believe the Flex Collar shirt will be a game changer within the dress shirt category and are extremely proud to bring this shirt to consumers across the country," said David Sirkin, President of Dress Shirts at PVH Corp. "The Van Heusen brand has been known for bringing innovation to dress shirts for almost 100 years and we are committed to continuing to do so. Talon's proprietary Tekfit stretch technology is a key element to the stretchable shirt collar, and we are proud to partner with such an innovative company. Currently at three key retailers -- Kohl's, J.C. Penney, and Macy's, the Flex Collar shirt has received positive reaction from customers. If the trend continues, 2016 could be an even stronger roll out of the product. We are also exploring incorporating Tekfit into our other brands as we focus on product innovation and market leadership."

"We are honored and privileged to be a part of this 'game changing' technology that PVH is incorporating into their shirts," stated Larry Dyne, Chief Executive Officer of Talon International. "PVH's early success with their Flex Collar dress shirts supports our continued research and development of various applications for our Tekfit stretch technologies which can now be found in waistbands and pocketing to create a tummy slimming shape wear application. The range of these applications underscores the value and uniqueness that Tekfit's cutting-edge innovation brings to our customers and the apparel industry. We look forward to continued success with PVH, as well as other key Tekfit customers."

The Tekfit technology transforms an otherwise non-stretchable fabric into a fabric with the ability to stretch and recover, resulting, in this instance, in an unusually comfortable, flexible shirt collar without compromising the style, look or feel of the garment -- only the wearer knows the stretch is there. 

About Talon International, Inc.
Talon International, Inc. is a major supplier of custom zippers, complete trim solutions and stretch technology products to manufacturers of fashion apparel, specialty retailers, mass merchandisers, brand licensees and major retailers worldwide. Talon develops, manufactures and distributes custom zippers exclusively under its Talon® brand ("The World's Original Zipper Since 1893"); designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes complete apparel trim solutions and products; and provides stretch technology for specialty waistbands, shirt collars, and other items all under its trademark and world renowned brands, Talon®, and TekFit® to major apparel brands and retailers. Leading retailers worldwide recognize and use Talon products including Abercrombie and Fitch, Polo Ralph Lauren, Kohl's, J.C. Penney, FatFace, Victoria's Secret, Wal-Mart, Tom Tailor, Levi Strauss & Co., Juicy Couture, and many others. The company is headquartered in the greater Los Angeles area, and has offices and facilities throughout the United States, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, India, Indonesia and Bangladesh.

About PVH Corp.
PVH Corp., one of the world's largest apparel companies, owns and markets the iconic Calvin Klein and Tommy Hilfiger brands worldwide. It is the world's largest shirt and neckwear company and markets a variety of goods under its own brands, Van Heusen, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, IZOD, ARROW, Warner's and Olga, and its licensed brands, including Speedo, Geoffrey Beene, Kenneth Cole New York, Kenneth Cole Reaction, MICHAEL Michael Kors, Sean John, Chaps, and Ike Behar.

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