Eckō Unltd.

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*eckō unltd
Type Subsidiary
Industry Fashion
Founded 1993
Headquarters East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
Key people Marc Ecko, founder and CEO
Products Clothing, footwear, wristwatches
Owner(s) Iconix Brand Group
Website Official website

Eckō unltd. (also styled as " *Eckō unltd. ") is a brand of urban lifestyle clothing founded by Marc Milecofsky, a fashion designer. It has been popular since the late 1990s and moved into the mainstream urban culture in the early 2000s.[1] It is most often associated with hip hop. The style is based on graffiti art.

History[edit]

The creation of Ecko Unltd. came into being from just six t-shirts and a can of spray paint. Marc "Echo" Milecofsky began selling graffiti-style t-shirts in the mid 1980s and then founded his clothing brand, Ecko Unltd., in 1993 with investments from his twin sister, Marci, and friend, Seth Gerszberg.[2] In 2009, Eckō Unltd. had over $1 billion in global revenue and is the largest brand in streetwear.[3]

On October 27, 2009, Iconix Brand Group paid $109 million for a 51% stake in urban fashion brand Eckō Unltd. It acquired full ownership in May 2013.[4] Iconix Brand Group owns the intellectual property of the Ecko Unltd brand.

Zoo York is a "street"-style company that was formerly owned by Ecko Unltd.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rob Walker (2005-07-05). "Cul-de-Sac Cred". New York Times. 
  2. ^ Young, Vicki M. (4 April 2014). "Ecko Unltd. in Bankruptcy Proceedings". WWD. Retrieved 4 April 2014. 
  3. ^ Inc. Magazine, March 2009, page 3
  4. ^ Iconix Acquires The Remaining 49% Interest In Ecko Unltd., and Marc Ecko Cut & Sew

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