Denimatrix, ACTEX Team Up

Denimatrix LP, Guatemala — a fully-integrated denim apparel producer, and part of Lubbock,
Texas-based Plains Cotton Cooperative Association’s Textile and Apparel Division — has formed a
partnership with Guatemala-based label producer Accesorios Textiles (ACTEX) under which ACTEX will
establish a state-of-the-art label-production facility to manufacture woven labels, hangtags, heat
transfers, price tickets, size strips and jocker tags at Denimatrix’s plant. Denimatrix will apply
the labels to denim jeans it manufactures for customers including Gap, Banana Republic, Abercrombie
& Fitch and others.

“Our design and development capabilities, combined with our manufacturing flexibility in
high-end products and this new venture with ACTEX, will boost our speed to market by eliminating
the lead time of sourcing outside the region,” said Carlos Arias, president, Denimatrix.

November/December 2009