Amerex Group Inc. has entered into a licensing partnership with Kemestre 8 dba Akademiks to manufacture a new line of outerwear for Akademiks men’s and akdmks ladies and girls. The first preview of the new Akademiks men’s and akdmks ladies and girls outerwear collection will be the Fall 2004 collections, debuting at MAGIC in February.

“We are pleased to enter into this partnership with Akademiks, a company known for its individualistic and quality-driven approach to urban fashions,” said Glenn Palmer, CEO of Amerex Group Inc. “By leveraging our proven experience and industry know-how, Akademiks is now well-positioned to expand its brand visibility and emerge as a leader in providing stylish, streetwear-influenced outerwear to complement its sportswear offerings.”

“Partnering with Amerex Group, a leading outerwear manufacturer, will allow us to broaden our product offering along with marketing a superior outerwear product to our customers,” said Akademiks Chief Operating Officer, Dan Raskin. “We are confident that in working with Amerex Group, our customers will have outerwear fashions designed with the same Akademiks quality and brand integrity.”