“Through the development of a strong and controlled supply-chain, our goal is to find creative solutions for today’s retail challenges.”
AW CHANG CORPORATION is a vertical company for men’s apparel and accessories. With global offices all over the world, we strive to satisfy the needs of today’s ever-evolving supply chain. From initial concept to floor setup, our dynamic services include fashion merchandising, production planning, design, sales and marketing.
Our co-founders and brothers, Abraham and William Chang, initially launched the company as a boutique silk manufacturer for neckwear and formal accessories. We have since evolved into full-scale garment production adding men’s dress shirts, tuxedo shirts and sportswear. By integrating product design, sales and marketing, we deliver a full spectrum of offerings in key areas from conceptualization to point-of-sale.
Continually growing as a global entity, we have main offices located in New York, Los Angeles and Seoul, and factories based in China and Vietnam. Through the development of a strong and controlled supply-chain, our goal is to find creative solutions for today’s retail challenges. With the ability to stock our top 10 core fabrics that represent 80-90 percent of our production, we are able to reduce our total production time by 60 days. We take pride in creating efficiency and reducing lead times to provide a quick turnaround of fashion products from development to store delivery.
With an intrinsic understanding of fibers, fabrics and design, we have been at the forefront of developing new fabric technology to transform our current product offerings. We have been able to open new doors for endless design and product development opportunities, by further investing and redefining the capabilities our digital print technology.
Our core value is engraved in the importance of digital-forward thinking. We believe in constantly innovating and evolving as a full-package service company. From product design to online merchandising, our teams work closely with our retail partners to create a product presentation for the omni-channel consumer.
We operate throughout multiple business models from licensing partnerships to direct-to-consumer channels. Our brand portfolio ranges from classic to contemporary, including brands such as BROOKLYN BRIGADE, CON.STRUCT, MICHELSONS OF LONDON, SOCIETY OF THREADS and W.R.K, plus many more. All our brands are distributed and sold within the United States at varying retailers from department stores to boutiques.
With an expanding brand portfolio and offices located worldwide, our company continues to innovate and transform with the ever-changing retail landscape.
With over 30 years of experience, AW CHANG CORPORATION continues to re-invent itself as a menswear company. Read the timeline of our company below.
AWC was founded in Los Angeles with focus on weaving silk for neckwear and scarves.
AWC established subsidiary, XK Corporation, and opened its first silk printing mill in Pochon, Korea.
AWC expanded into necktie manufacturing, opening its first facility in Seoul, Korea. Simultaneously, the company achieved exclusivity by Jansen dealership throughout Asia for assimilated, hand-stitching machinery.
AWC continued to grow by opening its New York office and showroom, expanding further its neckwear manufacturing facility in Seoul, and acquiring the 60-year-old, Los Angeles-based, Castle Neckwear.
AWC hosted the grand opening of its neckwear manufacturing facility, Weihai XingBao Textile Co. Ltd, in Weihai City, Shangdong Province, China. Within the same year, XK Corporation re-located into new offices in the financial district of Seoul, Korea.
AWC opened XTS silk weaving, twisting, spinning and dying operation in Ponchon, Korea.
AWC established the wholesale division, Cobb Salad Design, acquiring the menswear licenses for Guy Buffet and Nicole Miller.
AWC streamlined its growth trajectory through the consolidation of mills and opened the new facility of XingJin Printing & Dyeing Corporation, in Rushan City, Shangdong Province, China.
AWC established a formalwear accessories division with dedicated manufacturing facility.
Weihai XingBao Textile Co. Ltd expanded its facility for dress shirt manufacturing.
AWC acquired Beverly Hills Polo Club and Haspel dress furnishings licenses.
AWC entered into partnership with menswear designer Jhane Barnes, to produce and market sportswear and dress furnishings collections.
AWC acquired the trademark rights of the Michelsons of London name for North America.
AWC established a new division, Calabrum Limited, for sales and distribution within the United Kingdom.
AWC entered into partnership with contemporary men’s sportswear brand W.R.K to produce and distribute product offerings for the lifestyle brand.
AWC launched Calabrum dress furnishings collection.
AWC introduced the newest menswear label, Con.Struct.
AWC expanded its brand portfolio with the launch of Society of Threads for dress shirts and sportswear, and Brooklyn Brigade as an innovative, digitally-print focused sportswear collection.
AWC opened Vina X1 Garment Textile Company and Vina X2 Garment Textile Company as new manufacturing facilities in Ba Dinh District and Quynh Phu District respectively in Thai Binh Province, Vietnam.
AWC successfully launched its first Tallia collection in spring, after acquiring the sportswear and dress furnishings license from Peerless Clothing International in 2018.
GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN
As a vertical company, we have established a global network for a strong and controlled supply chain. Our agile nature provides us greater flexibility to generate personalized solutions for our retail partners. We deliver high-quality products at lower minimums with ability to provide faster fill-ins and chase best sellers.
NEW YORK CITY, USA – Oversees the design, merchandising, production, sales & marketing within North America. Our New York office houses the design, merchandising, production, sales and marketing teams. Overseeing the North American market, our executive teams travel and work closely with our retail clients throughout the US. We partner with our clients to consult and provide expertise from both fabric and design specialists. Ensuring the highest quality products, we guide our clients throughout the process from initial concept to store delivery.
LOS ANGELES, USA – Operates the distribution of all products within North America. Our Los Angeles team operates the distribution center for all products within North America. Experts in both inventory and planning systems, our team ensures consistent quality shipments, that are daily inspected, for a variety of channels including high volume wholesale, dropship and e-commerce orders.
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – Oversees the financing, sourcing of material & sales within Asia
LONDON, UK – Oversees the sales & distribution within Europe. Our London office manages the sales and distribution with Europe. Working closely with our New York design team and oversea factories, we able to curate specific product offerings tailored to the European market.
RUSHAN CITY, CHINA – Manages the development of fabrics. Our Rushan City team operates out of our XingJin fabric mill. With state-of-the-art machinery, our fabric development specialists are able to design and execute fabrics through three major pillars: dyeing, weaving and printing. Over the years, we have perfected the art of digital printing and have worked with top laboratories to offer enhanced finishings to boost performance wear, suited for the modern customer.
WEIHAI CITY, CHINA – Manages the cut & sew production of goods. Our Weihai City team operates out of our XingBao factory, offering the highest results in efficiency and quality. With dedicated sourcing and export teams, we are able to ship cost efficiently and provide floor-ready products to our retail partners.
BA DINH DISTRICT, VIETNAM – Manages the cut & sew production of goods. Our Ba Dinh District team is located at our Vina X1 factory. Specializing in mass-production for high volume orders, our vertical structure allows us to maintain top results in efficiency for shipping and high-quality products.
QUYNH PHU DISTRICT, VIETNAM– Manages the cut & sew production of goods. Our Quynh Phu District team is located at our Vina X2 factory. An extension of our vertical structure, Vina X2 also specializes in mass-production for high volume orders offering efficiency for shipping and high-quality products.
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