Founded in 1968, Esprit is an international fashion brand that, true to its roots, expresses a relaxed and cheerful Californian lifestyle. Esprit creates inspiring collections for women, men, and children with high-quality material and close attention to detail. All Esprit products show the company’s dedication to give consumers this “feel good to look good” feeling. The company’s “Esprit de corps” reflects a positive and social attitude to life which comprises community, family, and friends – in this informal and casual Californian style, the Esprit style. The Esprit collections are available in over 40 countries around the world, in about 700 directly managed retail stores and 6,160 wholesale outlets, including franchise shops and retail spaces in department stores. The business distributes its products under two brand names: Esprit and edc. Esprit has been listed on the Hong Kong stock exchange since 1993 and has its headquarters in Germany and Hong Kong.