In 1994 I founded E&E Hosiery Inc., the initial holding company that would become Planet Sox. I still remember the first day, we had one computer, the same phone & fax number we have today and a single employee named Rose, (she retired in 2013). It was a dream, my dad believed in me and gave me
In 1994 I founded E&E Hosiery Inc., the initial holding company that would become Planet Sox. I still remember the first day, we had one computer, the same phone & fax number we have today and a single employee named Rose, (she retired in 2013). It was a dream, my dad believed in me and gave me a loan to get started. I am happy to say; I have not let him down.
Over the last 21 years, through hard work, dedication, partnerships, licenses, acquisitions of companies and brands and with the help of outstanding employees; PS went from a Start-Up to a Global Company. We are the only sock company to offer Character, Lifestyle, Sport, Fashion and Private Label Legwear under one umbrella.
My main focus is building relationships with my licensors, retailers and factories. This is the nucleus of our business. We strive to constantly look for ways to be the best at what we do. The company has a single vision; to always be meaningful, every design, every delivery, every season and every year. To be Your Partner in Success!!
Today PS has our headquarters in New York USA and exclusive QC office Zhuji China. We also have JV affiliate offices in Barcelona Spain, Lima Peru, Panama, Melbourne Australia, Tokyo Japan, Seoul Korea, Hong Kong, and Shanghai China.
PS continues to grow and is my main focus; We are constantly looking for new licenses, acquisitions of brands or companies and countries to expand our reach into. (Pls connect with me if you have an opportunity to share)
However, most fulfilling of all, I have been able to volunteer my time to charitable causes and give back to the business community by being able to help guide entrepreneurs navigate their dreams to success.
We established The Elie & Tina Levy Charitable Foundation, Inc. so that my wife, children and I can give back to the community & to a wide range of global causes that are close to our hearts.
President @ Global Brands Purchases PS Brands, maker of Planet Sox
Date: Nov 09, 2015
Source: China Business Daily
Global Brands Group subsidiary GBG USA has acquired hosiery designer and manufacturer PS Brands.
PS Brands (traded as Planet Sox) holds a number of licensed and owned brands across multiple categories including socks, legwear, baby shoes and related accessories. Its portfolio of licenses includes Disney, Nickelodeon, Hasbro, FILA, Head Sport, Kate Spade, Funky Socks, Nanette Lapore and Kensie that feature on products distributed across multiple channels from mid-tier to better department stores, mass, athletic footwear chains, specialty stores and off-price retailers.
The acquisition will bolster GBG’s licensed sock market in North America, South America, Asia and Europe as well as accelerate the growth of its licensed brand platforms and increase its depth of product categories and opportunity for current licenses.
Planet Sox will serve as the Sock platform for GBG in these markets. The company will look to expand its reach through licenses and acquisitions.
Elie Levy, the founder of Planet Sox, will continue at the helm as President of GBG Socks, LLC | Planet Sox.
Global Brands Group (A member of The Fung Group) From November 2015 to Present (2 months) Managing Partner @ BigStar Holdings, LLC is a family held Investment co; Investments include
• PS Brands, LLC/Planet Sox® (divested Nov 2015, sold to Global Brands Group)
• Viper E-Com (Divested Nov 2015)
Mergers, Acquisitions, Real Estate, Investments.
www.bigstarholdings.com From April 2006 to Present (9 years 9 months) Managing Partner @ BigStar StartUp Fund invests in stage two investments. Companies that have figured out what their products can achieve or validated that they are innovative but have not been able to get to the next stage. For more information please visit our website
• PS Brands, LLC - In November 2015, Bigstar sold the assets of this investment to Global Brands Group, a member of The Fung Group LTD. (SEHK 787)
• Silver Lining Brands, LLC
• Essential Brands Group, LLC
• Bigstar StartUp Fund, LLC
• Viper Real Estate Assets, LLC
If you have a business that fits into Bigstar's criteria, Please email: [email protected] From April 2006 to Present (9 years 9 months) Chairman @ E&E is the original holding company that started Planet Sox. E&E is a member of PS Brands, LLC.
Divested in PS Brands, LLC in November 2015 when Global Brands Group purchased the assets. A member of the Fung Group From February 1994 to Present (21 years 11 months) Founder, President & Ceo @ Operations, Sales, Licensing, Production, Negotiation, Acquisitions.
Company was acquired by Global Brands Group on November 5, 2015 in an Asset Purchase. A member of the Fung Group. From February 1994 to November 2015 (21 years 10 months) Sales Executive @ Sales, Merchandising, Development. From 1991 to 1993 (2 years) Greater New York City Area
Talmudic Studies @ Talmudic University Of Miami From 1989 to 1990 Elie Levy is skilled in: Merchandising, Apparel, Product Development, Footwear, Photoshop, Mergers & Acquisitions, Licensing, Negotiation, Strategic Partnerships, Fashion, Management, Trend Analysis, Sales, Marketing Strategy, Retail