Cypress, CA-based Hybrid Apparel, best known for its progressive graphics, has signed an agreement with Levi’s to produce tops including wovens, knits and T-shirts for the men’s and junior's categories at the denim brand.

“The Levi’s brand is excited to be working with such a well regarded tops expert as a compliment to our market leading denim business,” said Maryann Nichols, Vice President of Levi’s Licensing.

Subsequently, Hybrid will be helping to launch Levi’s branded apparel at specialty, department store and mid-tier retailers.

The Levi’s Brand tops collection debuts at MAGIC later this month.

Founded in 1997 by Jarrod Dogan, Hybrid Apparel recently launched Black Book Session, a non-profit organization committed to empowering and inspiring young and talented youth. The company runs a quarterly art contest in Southern California and grants the first two grand-prize winners scholarships to Westwood College, while providing internships and employment within the fashion industry.

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