360 SWEATER is the story of Leslie and Bruce Gifford. Both were born into fashion and share a passion for the industry that surrounds it. The husband-wife team launched the contemporary knitwear brand in 2009 after selling their successful SWEATER.COM business in 2006. Leslie’s New York upbringing and West Coast lifestyle inspires her love and passion for creating casual yet dramatic luxury knitwear. Bruce is the perfect counterpart to her exquisite taste, bringing a lifetime of knowledge about global sourcing and fashion marketing to create an exciting brand that is unique in the marketplace.
In a short time, the bi-coastal couple has built the hottest international brand in women’s better contemporary knitwear by blending effortless beach chic with sexy sophistication. 360 SWEATER is offered only at the finest stores in the U.S., Europe and Canada. In addition to 360 SWEATER, July 2013 saw the launch of their latest, edgier collection, Skull Cashmere. It is largely driven by the creative vision of their New York based son, Andrew. Like the circle made up of 360 degrees, everything comes back around to family and the creative energy that binds them together.