SewSporty, a California athletic apparel manufacturer, has acquired Stonewear, a Louisville-based women’s apparel brand. Founded in Boulder in 1996, Stonewear was acquired by Great Trango Holdings, a family of privately held climbing brands in 2001.
Michael Gilstrap, president and CEO of SewSporty said in a statement that the acquired company has established strong market share and it is the belief of his company that the brand has potential to further maximize results with a dedicated manufacturing partner. It’s a natural fit given the capacity of SewSorty’s facility in Vista, California that enables Stonewear to continue manufacturing in the USA. Stonewear will continue to be based and designed in Louisville, according to a statement from SewSporty.