Apparel Ventures

Founded in 1976, Apparel Ventures, Inc. (AVI) is a premier manufacturer of women’s swimwear. The company is based in Los Angeles and designs, manufactures and markets swimwear collections in all women’s fashion categories, including La Blanca, Playa by La Blanca (young comtemporary), and Sessa (missy and plus sizes), as well as private label merchandise. In addition, AVI holds the licenses for Anne Klein, and Ralph Lauren swimwear. For the the European market, Apparel Ventures Europa Textila, LDA (in which AVI owns an interest) manufactures private label swimwear.

The company acquired Los Angeles-based swimwear firm Waterfront Design Group, which it renamed Blue Water Design Co. in 2004.




Beach & Swimwear



13809 So. Figueroa Street

Los Angeles, CA US

Main 310.538.4980

Fax 310.538.0515