Australian Sports brand to expand in Fiji
April 11, 2019 6:50 am
Australian brand ICON will be expanding their reach in Fiji by opening two outlets in Suva and Lautoka.
ICON Chief Executive Faisal Payenda says that since opening up their factory in Lautoka a few months ago, they have employed more than 30 local staff.
Payenda says they’ve also invested half a million dollars in setting up the factory.
“The reason why is because it’s not just the factory and the machinery but also the fabrics. We have to get fabrics in stock because when someone walks in the door and they need the garments we got to have fabrics so we control the whole process from fabrics, pressing to stitching is all under one roof. We’re not relying on someone else.”
According to Payenda, the factory is able to create designs for sporting wear, business and social gatherings.
He says some they currently make the NRL jersey for the South Sydney Rabbitohs.
Payenda says locally, they are involved with the Lautoka Rugby Union, Jasper Williams High School and Natabua High School Coca Cola Games uniforms.
He adds over 800 sporting teams and governing bodies in Australia choose to wear ICON Sports team wear.