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New fabrics

12.50am 3rd July 2002 - Corporate

Sunderland of Scotland, probably the world’s leading rainwear company has signed a new long term partnership agreement with W.L. Gore & Associates, makers of GORE-TEX fabrics. Under the terms of the new agreement the two companies will collaborate on the development of an innovative range of performance fabrics for use in future golf outerwear from Sunderland of Scotland.

Warren Sunderland chairman of Sunderland said, “We have always had a close partnership with Gore and these new initiatives will lead to a significant increase in the number of products using GORE-TEX and WINDSTOPPER fabric in our product range.”

Gore’s Ray Oliphant, sales manager for golf in the UK added, “There is a considerable market opportunity for a new breed of functional, stylish golf outerwear. Sunderland of Scotland has the distribution and the brand awareness. GORE-TEX fabric stands for comfort and guaranteed performance. Together these two market-leading brands are perfectly placed to achieve this potential. We look forward to strengthening what has already proved to be a long and rewarding partnership.”

Sunderland of Scotland www.sunderlandgolf.com

W L Gore Associates www.gore.com

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