Steve is a professional whose career has encompassed every aspect of the garment business. He started as a swimwear designer and product development specialist with Cole of California. At age 27, he became Head of Design and New Product Development for Darlene Knitwear, which led the evolution from knitwear to nylon swimwear. Steve was first US designer to use Dupont's Fiber “K” (later known as Lycra® spandex) in a swimwear application.

In 1967, Steve saw the to opportunity to offer his talents through his own company, and Estephanian Originals opened its doors. Steve has remained the Company’s guiding force for more than three decades. His vast knowledge and experience keeps Estephanian Originals at the forefront of a rapidly changing industry.

Steve was an expert in finished garment printing for swimwear and sweaters. The owner of numerous patents, Steve thinks outside the box to find imaginative solutions for today’s product development challenges. His creative thinking has had enormous repercussions, reflected in the many innovations that are now standards of the industry.

Steve passed away on June 3rd 2009 at the age of 79. He will missed by all who he touched.






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