YUL KU

Founder Koos Manufacturing

2022-06-20T07:00:00.0000000Z

2022-06-20T07:00:00.0000000Z

LABJ

https://labusinessjournal.pressreader.com/article/298130868286730

MANUFACTURING & RETAIL | 2022 LA500

Ku moved to Los Angeles from Seoul in 1975 with his parents and launched Koos Manufacturing in 1985. At its beginning, the jeans company made clothing for Lucky Brand, Calvin Klein, Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, Banana Republic and J. Crew. In 2000 he developed his own jeans brand with designer Adriano Goldschmied, called AG Adriano Goldschmied. Goldschmied was a cocreator of Diesel. Ku bought out Goldschmied in 2004. The company runs a production facility in South Gate and employs more than 500. It operates 17 AG stores, which employ 250 staffers.

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