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Jantzen Knitting Mills was founded in January 1910 by John A. Zehntbauer and Carl C. Jantzen in Portland, Oregon. Its industry is swimwear and its headquarters were in Portland, Oregon (1910-2002) and Miami, Florida (2002-present). It was acquired by Blue Bell, Inc. in 1980 who in turn was acquired by the Vanity Fair Corporation in 1986. In 2002 the "Jantzen" trademark was purchased by Perry Ellis International, Inc.

SUBSIDIARIES

  • Jantzen Knitting Mills of Canada, Ltd. (Vancouver, British Columbia)

COMPANY NAMES

  • Portland Knitting Company (1910-1918)
  • Jantzen Knitting Mills (1918-1949)
  • Jantzen, Inc. (1949-present)

PRODUCTS

  • "Lastexx" Wisp-O-Weight Swim Suits
    • Mexicana
    • Plaid Half-Hitch Trunks

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