Robert Hanson Appointed John Hardy Chief Executive Officer

Robert Hanson Appointed John Hardy Chief Executive Officer

On July 31, 2014, John Hardy announced it appointed Robert Hanson as Chief Executive Officer.  Mr. Hanson brings more than 25 years of brand development and retail experience to John Hardy, including with American Eagle Outfitters, Inc., where he served as Chief Executive Officer, and Levi Strauss & Co., where he served as Global President of Levi’s.  Damien Dernoncourt, who has served as John Hardy’s Chief Executive Officer since 2007, has been named Non-Executive Chairman. 

It was also announced that John Hardy was acquired by Catterton, the leading consumer-focused private equity firm.  Catterton has partnered with luxury brands including Restoration Hardware, Baccarat, PIRCH, and Frederic Fekkai to name a few.

Mr. Hanson said, “John Hardy is an iconic luxury brand with a loyal customer following, and I have been impressed with the strength of the brand under Damien’s leadership.  I look forward to leading the company and building upon its tradition of creating truly unique, authentic designs and providing outstanding customer service.  John Hardy is well known for its distinctive style, extraordinary quality and commitment to handcrafted sustainable luxury.  These key pillars will continue to be the cornerstone of our Company and our future success.  With Catterton’s well-established track record for partnering with leading brands to help them capitalize on growth opportunities, I believe that John Hardy has significant potential and a bright future.” 

A California native, Mr. Hanson relocated to New York City where he will be based for his new role at John Hardy.  He is an avid global traveler, a fitness fanatic, culturally curious, and loves stylish and meaningful things.  He and his partner of 23 years, Michael, also have an organic farm near San Francisco.

 

Thank You from All of Us at John Hardy

Today, November 30th, is the last day to shop on johnhardy.com and have 5% of the proceeds of your purchase be donated to the American Red Cross. Your greatly needed donation will help the disaster relief efforts that are still going on to help those affected by the all to recent destruction by Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record. We thank you for your generosity and wish you and your loved ones a happy holiday season!

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The American Red Cross

Founded in 1881, the American Red Cross has a long and proud tradition of conducting disaster relief efforts wherever they are needed. In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the largest Atlantic hurricane on record, the Red Cross has made a tremendous response, providing an enormous number of victims with food, shelter, medical care and recovery among a variety of other services. During the Thanksgiving season, please help us to help the American Red Cross in the tremendous work they’ve done and on its difficult journey ahead.

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Experience Fall for Morocco

The Fall 2012 collections were inspired by the mystique of Marrakesh where John Hardy Creative Director and Head Designer, Guy Bedarida, spent some of his childhood. Come with us to Morocco and experience the sensual inspirations behind Fall in a whole new way, guided by Guy himself!

Hurricane Sandy Relief

Through the rest of the month of November, John Hardy is donating 5% of the proceeds of its online sales* to the American Red Cross, which is providing those affected by Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath with sorely needed aid. We ask that you join us in our efforts to help those in desperate need of our generosity.

*To a maximum donation of US$10,000. To donate directly to the Red Cross please access http://www.redcross.org/about-us/media/public-service-advertising/web-banners/hurricane-sandy.  The American Red Cross name only is used with its permission, which in no way constitutes an endorsement, express or implied, of any product, service, company, individual or political position. For more information about the American Red Cross in Greater New York, please call 1-877-REDCROSS or visit us online at www.nyredcross.org.

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Meet Guy!

Guy Bedarida

Our Head Designer and Creative Director Guy Bedarida is touring the United States this Fall! Now you'll have a chance to meet him, hear all about his inspirations from Morocco and preview the latest designs to experience John Hardy in a more personal way.

Find out his schedule here!

Turtle Release

Turtle release

Our CEO Damien Dernoncourt and Head Designer and Creative Director Guy Bedarida, released baby sea turtles on Amanusa Beach in Nusa Dua, Bali on August 18! We're so happy to get the little turtles back into the ocean safely!

EcoChic People's Award

EcoChic Design Award

Redress, an eco-friendly charity and host of the EcoChic Design Award China 2012, is launching the online voting for the EcoChic People’s Award so the public can vote for their favorite sustainable fashion designer taking part in the EcoChic Design Award China 2012! The designer with the most public votes will have the exciting opportunity to visit our beautiful compound in Bali, where they’ll learn about our sustainable practices and design process.

The winner will be chosen during Shanghai Fashion Week in October 2012 where the finalists will present their sustainable collections to the judges. We are very excited and can’t wait to see who gets the grand prize of designing a sustainable collection for Espirit!

Click here to cast your vote!

Recycled Silver

Bamboo collection

As of this August 2012, we are using 100% recycled silver for all of our jewelry!

To recycle our silver we use a process called “electro winning,” the most eco-friendly way of refining silver. This method will ensure that no dangerous chemicals are used in the process and the materials sourced for refinement are both ethical and in compliance with human rights standards. The result is silver that meets worldwide criteria of purity without harming our environment. We are excited to contribute more to being Greener Every Day!

Fall 2012 Collection

Fall 2012 Collection

Ready for fall? Our upcoming Fall 2012 collection is effortless stylish, inspired by the glamorous mystique of Morocco! Creative Director and Head Designer, Guy Bedarida, journeyed through this exotic place and was influenced by the mesmerizing architecture and starlit skies. We love the iconic prints, patterns and vivid colors – so bohemian chic!

Explore our fall arrivals here

 
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