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Dewhirst Sportswear Appointed Exclusive Licensee

Mitre Sports International has recently appointed Dewhirst Sportswear Exclusive Licensee for the Mitre Brand for professional Rugby Club Team wear.

The two Companies have been working in synergy for the past three years supplying Kits & Training wear to Ipswich Town & Huddersfield Town. The partnership has offered both Clubs a bespoke service delivering them great quality Kits & Training Wear & innovative styling. The use of new high quality Fabrics has given benefits of performance, durability & comfort to the ranges
The two Businesses bring together a combination of strengths:
Dewhirst has 125 years of experience manufacturing Clothing to famous High Street Retailers & for the past 10 years has been involved in Rugby Apparel & Sportswear to a number of well known Brand Names.
Mitre is a strong Heritage Rugby Brand trading globally in both Apparel & Equipment. A Brand well known throughout the Rugby game.

Mitre was established in 1817 and is the oldest Rugby Brand in the World
Mitre is the Official Ball Supplier to the Rugby League, the Scottish Premier League and the Welsh FA
Mitre re-entered the football apparel arena with Ipswich Town & Huddersfield Town in 2007 supplying their on-field Kits & Training wear.

Mitre has a vast portfolio of International Apparel contracts stretching from Mito Holly Hocks in Japan to Moroka Swallows in South Africa and from El Salvador National Team to Ionikos in Greece.

The Partnership brings a multitude of attributes: - A heritage Rugby brand supported by design & innovation. Both Companies are members of the ETI & Corporate Responsibility is at the forefront of both Companies sourcing policies.
 Quality is a given for Dewhirst. As a Manufacturer they are in control of the supply base, so that reliability & flexibility are key drivers. Dewhirst has its own accredited Testing facilities to ensure performance & quality is consistently & continuously met. Due diligence testing is all part of their daily development & manufacturing process.

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