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Ibex Outdoor Clothing makes wool layers for outdoor adventures and everyday living. Ibex Outdoor Clothing is a producer of wool clothing designed for outdoor use. The company was founded by John Fernsell in 1997. Ibex received funding from North Castle Partners in 2010, and began opening a series of brand stores. Fernsell stepped down in 2013 and Ted Manning, previously with Eastern Mountain Sports, took the helm, creating a beloved Vermont-based brand with a quirky, down-to-earth culture and a devout following of loyal customers.
Ibex announced in July 2017 that it was pulling out of the wholesale business to focus its effort selling direct-to-consumer. Five months later it announced it was ceasing operations.
In March of 2018, following a liquidation sale of the Vermont headquarters, Flour Fund, a New York-based group of investors, acquired the intellectual property and remaining assets of Ibex.
In October 2019, Flour Fund relaunched the brand under the leadership of Bonie Shupe. Ibex 2.0 is direct-to-consumer only and focuses on a concise collection of 30 or so SKUs.
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