For over a century, we have been a trusted partner to our customers, consistently raising the bar in design, technology and operations.
Today, Komar is proud to represent nearly 100 lifestyle brands and licenses through our retail partners who sell worldwide at every price point. With a network of factories in twelve different countries and distribution centers in the US and Europe, we are a global organization that maintains an efficient, transparent and approachable style to business.
In 1908, Charles Komar started a women’s intimate apparel business in New York City’s Lower East Side with a 500 dollar bank loan, a couple of second-hand sewing machines and the guiding principle: “You have only one reputation.”
While we quickly made a name selling long-sleeved gowns and drawstring bloomers, in 1917 we made an indelible mark by creating the premier American-made slip. As the first apparel company to introduce nylon and rayon fibers as staple fabrics in 1946, our name became synonymous with cutting-edge, high-value goods sold in volume. By 1979, we had experienced a 400% sales increase over 20 years.
Now, with third-generation Komars at the helm, our privately-held, family-run company is an industry leader in the design, marketing, sourcing and distribution of Sleepwear, Intimates, Kids and Layering brands. We attribute this century-long success to our unshakable investment in creativity, innovation, customer service and social responsibility.
Komar at a Glance
From New York City to around the world
Our first factory was above a horse stable in lower Manhattan. Today, we have corporate offices steps away from the Empire State Building, showrooms on Madison Avenue, strategically located distribution centers in the US, Europe and Asia and a solid sourcing network across the Far East.
Three generations of Komar
Charles Komar founded The Atlas Underwear Company in 1908. After WWII, Sidney, Herman and Harold Komar joined and the company became Charles Komar and Sons. Today, third generation Charlie and David operate the brand as Komar.
Nearly 40% of employees celebrate over five years tenure