The world of clothing is undergoing a transformation as new apparel makers, clothing retailers and clothing brands have emerged in the past five years.
Here are the 10 apparel brands to watch.1.
Crew ClothingCompany founder and CEO, Andrew Jacobs, has long championed the importance of quality, creativity and quality control.
He has also been a vocal supporter of the LGBTQ community, recently supporting the legalization of same-sex marriage and gay pride events in California.
The company has been growing rapidly over the past few years, with annual revenue increasing from $12 million in 2012 to $70 million in 2017.
It recently surpassed its $100 million mark for the first time.
In 2018, the company plans to add more than 1,500 stores in the U.S. and Canada, as well as a second headquarters in New York.2.
NikeSource: Nike is expanding its footprint in the United States and Europe, but the company continues to invest in its apparel business.
In 2017, the apparel maker announced plans to spend $10 billion to expand its manufacturing facility in Michigan, which it previously owned.
In 2020, Nike will invest more than $30 billion in manufacturing and operations.
The next phase of the $100 billion investment will include a manufacturing facility at a new plant in the city of Waukesha, Wis.3.
ReebokCompany founder Phil Knight has been an outspoken advocate of women’s empowerment, and he has been a strong supporter of LGBT equality and the legalization and recognition of same sex marriage.
In 2016, Knight and his wife, the former model, were featured in an ad campaign with former President Joe Biden.
The Knights are also members of the National Organization for Women.4.
Banana Republic Company CEO and chairman, Bob Bergdahl, has been outspoken on the issues of sexual assault, and in 2017, he announced that he was leaving his post as the CEO of the U,S.
Central Command to become a member of the Black Lives Matter movement.
Bergdahls daughter, Meghan, recently started a group called Meghan and Bob.
Bernds daughter, Olivia, recently launched a group titled The Bergdalts, which promotes her mother and her family.5.
Abercrombie & FitchCompany chief executive officer, Robert Jeffress, has always championed the values of community, diversity and inclusion.
In a recent video posted on his personal YouTube channel, Jeffress shared the story of a woman who had an encounter with him at Abercrambe, Scotland, which was a year before he was born.
In that same encounter, the woman said, “You were like my mother, and I was like your father.
And you were very strong.”
The video was released to coincide with Jeffress being named president of the United Kingdom’s Conservative Party, which he led from 2013 to 2016.6.
Levi Strauss & Co.
Company chief financial officer, Kevin S. Schulze, has championed the value of collaboration and has been very vocal on social issues such as the LGBT community.
In his latest video, Schulzes message is focused on the importance for women and girls in their everyday lives.
He also spoke on the need to ensure that “the economy works for all Americans.”7.
Company president, John F. Murphy, has worked tirelessly to bring down costs and increase profitability at the company.
He is also the CEO and founder of the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, a national coalition that is dedicated to stopping the burning of coal and making it affordable for consumers.8.
Source: Gap, Inc., a nonprofit corporation, is the world’s largest fashion retailer.
The retailer owns or operates more than 700 brands, and operates more stores in 30 countries.
The organization has been involved in environmental initiatives for decades, as shown in its environmental sustainability efforts and efforts to create inclusive and equitable workplaces.9.
UniqloSource: Uniqloo is the brand name for the French-Swedish-owned fashion retailer, which operates stores in many countries, including the United Arab Emirates, the United Nations, the European Union and the United State.
The clothing company has more than 2,000 stores worldwide.10.
H&MSource: H& M has been the number one apparel retailer in the world for the past four years.
The iconic retailer has been expanding its operations to more countries and has announced plans for a new U.K. store.
In addition, the retailer is expanding into Canada.