Woolrich, the Original Outdoor Clothing Company®, has named Gary Gifford as Director – Product Development and Sourcing. Gifford will report directly to Woolrich President Jim Griggs.
“Product development and sourcing are vital elements of our business and Gary will play a key roll in Woolrich’s continued growth,” said Griggs.
Gifford joins Woolrich from QVC, based in West Chester, PA, where he was Global Sourcing Manager – Wovens and Product Development. Gifford has over 25 years of related experience with Coldwater Creek, Talbots, and Hart Schaffner & Marx.
“I’m excited to be joining the Woolrich team and to have a chance to be a part of a company with such a storied history,” said Gifford.
Gifford and his wife Daniela will be relocating to the Woolrich area.
Woolrich Inc., the Original Outdoor Clothing Company, is an authentic American brand that embraces an outdoor lifestyle. Trusted since 1830 by generations of loyal consumers, Woolrich continues its tradition of providing quality products for today’s outdoor enthusiast. A brand recognized worldwide, Woolrich product offerings include functional, comfortable and durable men’s and women’s sportswear and outerwear using innovative fabrications for the ultimate in performance capabilities, well-designed home and outdoor living products, and licensed accessory products. In 2010, Woolrich celebrates its 180th Anniversary. It is the original and longest continuously-operating outdoor apparel manufacturer and woolen mill in the United States. Find out more at www.woolrich.com.