December 4, 1997 |
Joel Cooper, a co-founder of Gotcha Sportswear International, has left the executive ranks of the apparel company. Gotcha Chairman Marvin Winkler said Wednesday that Cooper "wanted to do other things," including finishing construction of a new home in Laguna Beach. Cooper, who remains a minority shareholder and director of Gotcha, couldn't be reached for comment. He was in charge of the company's GirlStar juniors line and headed its international and domestic licensing operations.
March 31, 1993 |
James Jebbia's trendy Union clothing store in New York's SoHo district made its name in the '80s by selling fashions imported from England. But in 1991, Jebbia added more apparel from the colonies after customers began clamoring for surf wear made by Stussy Inc. in Irvine. "I saw tons of potential for Stussy in New York, but Union just wasn't big enough" to display it, Jebbia said.
September 19, 1991 |
Tee Time: Baggy swimming trunks and neon colors may come and go, but the printed T-shirt endures as a stable of the California surf wear scene. Rather than find a licensee for its printed T's, Gotcha Sportswear in Irvine kept the operation in-house by creating New Age Graphics, a division that can produce 30,000 impressions on T-shirts daily. "By combining screen printing, embroidery and other sophisticated treatments, Gotcha has taken T-shirts to the next level. . . .
June 9, 1989 |
It may say June, 1989, on the calendar, but it is the spring of 1990 at C&C Inc. in Fountain Valley. The 6-year-old company, owned by former childhood playmates Donald A. (Dac) Clark and Paul Carr, designs, produces and distributes surf and sportswear for one of the industry's hottest labels, Gotcha, as well as for two newcomers. In the surf-wear business, as in most of the clothing trade, work is always being done a year or more in advance. Now is the time that C&C's designers begin firming up their concepts for next year's looks.