In October 1899, the company is first established in Pennsylvania as the Reading Glove and Mitten Manufacturing Company by John Barbey and a group of investors.
The company is renamed Schuylkill Silk Manufacturing when it expands into silk lingerie.
Through a contest, “Vanity Fair” is selected as a brand name for the lingerie line.
The company changes its name to Vanity Fair Silk Mills, Inc.
The company drops the word “silk” due to an embargo on this material during World War II.
Vanity Fair Mills goes public.
VF offers first dividend
The acquisition effectively doubles VF’s size and makes it the largest publicly held clothing company.
VF becomes one of the two largest jeans makers in the world, with 25 percent of the $6 billion market.
VF Corp acquires the Ella Moss® brand.
VF Corp acquires the Splendid® brand.
VF divests of its Licensed Sports Group business
VF divests of its Contemporary Brands businesses
VF acquires Williamson-Dickie Mfg. Co.
The 2017 acquisition combines Williamson-Dickie’s brands, including Dickies®, Workrite®, Kodiak®, Terra®, and Walls® with VF’s current workwear offerings to create a global leader in workwear.