Fruit of the Loom was founded in 1851 by two brothers in Rhode Island,
USA. The B.B and R. Knight Corporation opened its first mill and began
producing quality cotton cloth and textiles.
Five years later the Fruit of the Loom brand name was born, inspired
by paintings of fruit created by the daughter of one of the
In 1871 Fruit of the Loom became official and was registered as
trademark number 418. This makes the company one of the world's
oldest trademarks and also means it is older than Coca-Cola, the
light bulb and even the humble paper bag.
With 160 years' experience in manufacturing quality textiles Fruit
of the Loom has grown to become one of the world's leading clothing
In 2002 Fruit of the Loom was acquired by Berkshire Hathaway Group,
chaired by one of the world's most renowned businessmen, Mr Warren
Buffett. Being part of such an organisation provides financial
security and a strong foundation on which we can build for the
More recently, Fruit of the Loom itself acquired the Russell
Corporation, which includes a number of famous global brands such as
Russell Athletic, Spalding and Brooks. The lingerie division of the
VF Corporation, including highly-acclaimed lingerie brand Vanity
Fair, was also acquired in recent years. Yet more evidence of
Fruit's ongoing growth.
As a global company with over 28,000 employees worldwide, we are
continuing to invest in our business as well as constantly expanding
into new markets. This vision for the future ensures you will always
receive the quality and service you would expect from one of the
world's biggest clothing brands.
Learn more about Fruit of
the Loom at their website.
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