OUR STORY

Our story began in 1983 with one clear vision: to create nautical-inspired, quality pieces that allow people across the world to
realize and experience the joy of the water. Starting with only six outerwear pieces, Nautica grew into a renowned global
lifestyle brand with over 35 categories in more than 65 countries.

Our story began in 1983 with one clear vision: to create nautical-inspired, quality pieces that allow people across the world to realize and experience the joy of the water. Starting with only six outerwear pieces, Nautica grew into a renowned global lifestyle brand with over 35 categories in more than 65 countries.

About Nautica

TIMELINE

1983

With just 6 outerwear pieces, Nautica is
founded by designer David Chu in New
York City.

1993

Nautica becomes the official brand of the
US Sailing Team in the Olympic Games.

1996

Nautica Competition is launched, a
bold activewear brand that solidifies
Nautica's iconic status in '90s fashion.

1999

Nautica Jeans Co. is introduced, a more
casual take on sportswear focusing on
premium denim.

2009

Nautica becomes a corporate
sponsor of Oceana.

2013

Nautica celebrates 30 years at New York
Fashion Week with the launch of Black Sail.

2020

Nautica introduces Wavemakers, a series
that spotlights people making positive
change in the world.

Nautica launches Sustainably Crafted, a
collection of environmentally-conscious
styles designed with a bluer world in mind.

About Nautica

NAUTICA TODAY

We have always been defined by our original vision of reimagined nautical style. Now, as we look towards the future of Nautica, we strive to be more reflective of the rapidly changing world around us, and connect with it in new ways: through sustainability, social responsibility, and smart functional design you want to live your life in.

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