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Established in 1993, Friends turns out socks and underwear for men, women, and children, with 60% of sales being men’s underwear and socks. Ladies’ socks and basic ladies’ underwear are also strong sellers, with bras and lingerie sets being new additions to the range. Although children collection generates smaller portion of the sales, it has served like door-opener in many cases for the adults range. Friends collection offers well-considered segmentation, with each product serving a very specific purpose and customer need without overlapping. Extremely good value for inspiring designs and superior quality (AQL 1,5 standard) has created extensive loyal customer base, who buy millions of Friends products yearly.

A NOS (Never Out of Stock) program, orders and product/stock update via app, quick delivery to all markets, minimum orders of 5 pieces per size/colour and minimum order amounts (for agents) of 400 euros all add up to first-class customer service to sales partners for smooth, profitable business.

FRIENDS at Salon International de la Lingerie - January 2017 from Friends Textile on Vimeo.

 

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Brand Profile

Friends has achieved extraordinarily strong sales performance, reaching sales level of 1,5 €  per capita in selected markets. In addition to home markets, progress has been made in Finland, France, Switzerland and Belgium. Friends is a very commercially friendly brand eager to expand distribution into new markets in Europe. The company has received an award for its promotion of FairTrade products. Friends is participating in fashion fairs across Europe including Salon International de la Lingerie, Moda, CIFF, and London Fashion Week.

Collections P/A
2
Sizes
Men: S – 4XL
Women: 34 – 56
Children: 1 - 17
Average Wholesale
6.5 €
Commission
12 - 15% agent, distributor negotiable
Collection Size
130 in multiple colourways
Age Group
18 - 65
Competitive to
Sloggi, DIM
Sits next to
DIM, Sloggi, Björn Borg, Black Horse, Hugo Boss, Calvin Klein
Country of Origin
Estonia