REDMOND, Wash., Sept. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Eddie Bauer is pleased to
introduce stain release benefits in its Khakis with Nano-Tex for men. Stain
release has been added to the wrinkle- and stain- resistant benefits of its
Khakis with Nano-Tex. Known for product innovation and the use of quality
materials, Eddie Bauer was the first brand to employ Nano-Tex in its
designs in 2002. Since then the patented, stain and wrinkle resistant
cotton has become a wardrobe staple.
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Smooth and crisp right from the dryer, the Nano-Tex enhanced fabric
adds both durability and quality to the garment as it features superior
fade resistance, and no soaking or pre-treatment is needed to release
stains. Eddie Bauer's new Khakis with Nano-Tex provide the perfect balance
of comfort, quality and style.
"Our founder, Eddie Bauer was known for product innovation and for
meeting customer needs. It is in this spirit that we introduce our new
Nano-Tex khakis," notes Stephen Cirona, vice president of design. "As
today's Eddie Bauer consumer is active in all areas of his life, this new
advanced fabrication with stain release allows him to live actively and
look good while doing it."
"We are pleased to continue our partnership with Eddie Bauer, our first
retail partner to employ Nano-Tex in its designs in 2002, said James
Curley, chief executive officer of Nano-Tex. The addition of stain release
benefits in Eddie Bauer Khakis with Nano-Tex make sure customers maintain a
great look all day long, no matter what they encounter."
Building on its reputation for great fits, updated pants fits have been
added for men and women. For men, new pants styles include Classic Fit,
Relaxed Fit and Slim Fit. All pants feature improved fit, feel and
appearance and are available in Regular and Long Rise with custom hemming
for short, regular and tall inseams up to 37".
-- Classic Fit: Sits at waist, straight through seat and thigh, slightly
-- Relaxed Fit: Sits below waist, relaxed through seat and thigh,
-- Slim Fit: Sits below waist, fitted through seat and thigh, straight
For women, the company has added new styles to its successful Vashon
Fit, Mercer Fit, Blakely Fit and Bremerton Fit. Casual, comfortable and
versatile, all styles are available through the catalog or eddiebauer.com
in Petite and Tall with select styles offered in Woman 16w - 24w.
-- Vashon Fit: Sits slightly below the waist, straight through the hip
-- Mercer Fit: Sits at the waist, eased through the hip and thigh.
-- Blakely Fit: Sits at the waist, one size smaller in waist than hip,
eased through the hip and thigh.
-- Bremerton Fit: Sits above the waist, fuller through the hip and thigh.
Eddie Bauer's men's Nano-Tex pants and new pants styles for men and
women can be found Eddie Bauer stores nationwide, through the catalog
(1-800-426-8020) and at eddiebauer.com.
Established in 1920 in Seattle, Eddie Bauer is a specialty retailer
that sells high quality casual sportswear and accessories for the "modern
outdoor lifestyle." The Company believes the Eddie Bauer brand is a
nationally recognized brand that stands for high quality, innovation, style
and customer service. Eddie Bauer products are available at approximately
380 stores throughout the United States and Canada, through catalog sales
and online at www.eddiebauer.com and www.eddiebaueroutlet.com. The Company
also participates in joint venture partnerships in Japan and Germany and
has licensing agreements across a variety of product categories. Eddie
Bauer employs approximately 10,000 part-time and full-time associates in
the United States and Canada, and is headquartered in Redmond, Washington.
Nano-Tex is a leading fabric innovation company providing
nanotechnology- based textile enhancements to the apparel and commercial
and residential interiors markets. Nano-Tex is headquarterd in Emeryville,
Calif., with operations across the United States, Asia and Europe. To date,
more than 80 textile mills worldwide are utilizing Nano-Tex treatments in
products sold by more than 100 leading apparel and commercial interior
brands. Products with Nano-Tex enhancements are sold throughout North
America, Asia and Europe. www.nano-tex.com.
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management's assumptions about future events may prove to be inaccurate. We
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such statements will be realized. In all likelihood, actual results will
differ from those contemplated by such forward-looking statements as a
result of a variety of factors, including our inability to hire, retain and
train key personnel; delays in enhancement of our disclosure controls and
procedures; our inability to revitalize Eddie Bauer as a premium quality
brand; changes in general economic conditions, consumer confidence and
consumer spending patterns; risks associated with legal and regulatory
matters; risks associated with rising energy costs; risks associated with
reliance on information technology; challenges as a result of our
involvement in the Spiegel bankruptcy process; the diversion of
management's attention from operations while establishing post-emergence
infrastructure and evaluating strategic alternatives; our inability to
improve profitability of our retail stores, catalogs and website
operations; our inability to source our requirements from our current
sourcing agents; a significant disruption in our back-end operations; the
inability of our joint venture partners to operate our joint ventures
effectively; our inability to protect our trademarks and other proprietary
intellectual property rights; unseasonable or severe weather conditions;
our inability to use our net operating losses to reduce taxes and the other
risk factors set forth in the Company's filings under the Exchange Act of
1934, as amended. Except as required by law, we undertake no obligation to
update any of these forward-looking statements.
SOURCE Eddie Bauer