The Exchange 2012 Softlines Hanger Program

The Exchange will be converting to the VICS approved hanger programs for Spring 2012.  This conversion is based on the VICS recommendation to utilize the more sustainable black hangers in Men’s and Ladies. This change applies to ALL apparel orders including domestic, domestic import, direct import, replenishment and SBR orders.

  • The VICS approved BLACK hangers will be required for use in the following categories; Young Men’s, Men’s, Juniors, and Ladies including Misses, Woman’s, and Petite sizes. Intimate Apparel is EXCLUDED. All vendors should be fully compliant for Spring 2012 orders.  
  • The standard VICS approved WHITE hanger should be used for ALL Children’s areas including Newborn/Infant/Toddler, Little Boys & Girls (sizes 4-8), Big Boys and Girls (Sizes 6-20). All vendors should be fully compliant for Spring 2012 orders.  Children’s  will continue the use of child resistant clip-on size tabs that are white with black lettering.

The specific VICS approved hangers that are approved for use may be viewed on the Mainetti / A &E Hanger or Uniplast Industries websites. New codes have been assigned to the black hangers however, the new codes are the same as the old code with an added “B” for black.  For example, a current 484 hanger in clear will now have the code 484B for the black version.
The Uniplast Industries and Mainetti websites have been updated to reflect the updated hanger programs at the Exchange.  All Spring 2012 on floor merchandise should be shipped on the new hanger programs. Please use links below:

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