FACT FOOD #508

VF Corporation – one of the world’s largest apparel companies and a leader in jeanswear, intimate apparel, daypacks, and workwear. The brands under VF include Wrangler, Lee, H.I.S., Bulwark, Jansport, Nautica, Vanity Fair, Timberland, Eastpak, North Face adding up to 30 brands. VF Corporation began as Reading Glove and Mitten Manufacturing Company in October 1899 by John Barbey and few investors. The name was changed to Vanity Fair Mills in 1919 and became a public limited company in 1951.