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. . . .
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.
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.
October 12, 1999 |
Broadband Interactive Group, a new-media company that is using cutting-edge technology to lasso the extreme-sports set, said Monday it will begin producing one-hour television shows Monday through Friday in January on Fox Sports Net. Gotcha.tv will be broadcast into 68 million homes, targeting viewers between the ages of 10 and 34 who are interested in sports such as surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding.
July 31, 1991 |
A top executive of Gotcha Sportswear Inc. has been selected as the new president of rival Quiksilver Inc., one of the largest surf-wear design companies in Orange County. Shaheen Sadeghi, 37, will fill a position at Quiksilver that was left vacant when Robert B. McKnight moved from president to chairman earlier this month. The management shifts began when John C. Warner departed as chairman to become a consultant concentrating on Quiksilver's European division.
July 21, 1992 |
The president of surf apparel maker Quiksilver Inc., Shaheen Sadeghi, resigned Monday to spend more time with his family and to start his own business ventures. Sadeghi's departure, coming a year after he joined Quiksilver from rival Gotcha Sportswear Inc. in Irvine, followed the layoffs last week of five middle and senior managers at the Costa Mesa company. Quiksilver Chairman Robert B. McKnight Jr.