HOWARD SILVER, JASCO
Howard joined the family business in 1980. By then, JASCO had decidedly earned the singular position as the USA-based knitted fabric of choice by America’s premier designers.
In time, Howard shepherded the brand to attain a new level of distribution and innovative design, supplying the bridge and private label markets along with adding precious fibers and upscale eco-friendly styles to the line, becoming the first resource to produce “organic wool jersey”.
Howard fostered ongoing engagement with emerging talent and top fashion programs from around the world, providing scholarships, internships, fabrics and seminars to generations of design students. Cotton Incorporated presented him with its Textile Designer Award in 1981, and in 1994, Parsons awarded him an honorary Gold Thimble Award. He was invited to join the CFDA in 2001 and remains the sole fabric designer in the organization.
Currently, he has rebooted JASCO by offering the signature matte jersey to a niche base of upper tier customers.