KENNETH COLE NEW YORK
Kenneth Cole literally stepped into the fashion business with the debut of his ladies' footwear collection in 1982. Today, he manufactures chic, urban footwear, accessories and apparel for men and women and has Kenneth Cole stores coast to coast. Every year since Kenneth Cole Productions went public in 1994, the company has been named to Forbes's annual list of the World's 200 Best Small Companies in America.
His company is known for its awareness and support of organizations that address social issues, as is indicated through their slogan, "What you stand for is more important than what you stand in."