Authentic Brands Group
Brand development and licensing
Purchases brands in the sports, celebrity and fashion categories and licenses the intellectual property to leading retailers, wholesalers, and manufacturers worldwide. Acquired Juicy Couture in 2013, Tretorn in 2015 and Nautica and Nine West in 2018.
|Authentic Brands Group LLC||USA||website|
| BlackRock Inc
owns 30% of Authentic Brands Group LLC
|Authentic Brands Group LLC|
The Chinese government has facilitated the mass transfer of Uyghur and other ethnic minority citizens from the far west region of Xinjiang to factories across the country. Under conditions that strongly suggest forced labour, Uyghurs are working in factories that are in the supply chains of at least 83 well-known global brands in the technology, clothing and automotive sectors, including brands owned by this company.
Source: ITUC (2020)
In 2019 US private equity giant BlackRock bought roughly a 30% stake in this company. BlackRock has several criticisms and an overall Shop Ethical rating of 'F'.
Source: Shop Ethical (2019)
|Subsidiaries||Forever 21 Inc (38% owned)
- Volcom Australia Pty Ltd
|Address||New York, New York, USA|
Products / BrandsAuthentic Brands Group
Airwalk Skate Shoes
Juicy Couture Womens Fashion
Nautica Outdoor Wear
Tretorn Womens Shoes
Tretorn Mens Shoes
Vision Street Wear Snow/Skate/Surfwear
Forever 21 (38% owned)
Forever 21 Youth Fashion