Lolë, the Montreal-based activewear and outerwear brand, reported it acquired Époque Évolution a sustainability-focused women’s apparel brand based in San Anselmo, CA. Terms were not disclosed.
Époque Évolution’s offerings include swimwear, nightwear, active tees, bottoms, and accessories.
Nancy Taylor, founder of Époque Évolution, will remain as CEO of the company while also stepping into the role of head of design and creative director for Lolë. She held design positions at Athleta and Gaiam before starting the business in 2018.
“We’re thrilled to welcome Époque Évolution and its founder, Nancy Taylor, to the Lolë family,” said Todd Steele, Lolë CEO. “She brings decades of design experience, along with extensive knowledge and innovation in sustainable fashion, and we look forward to seeing how both brands evolve in this exciting new chapter.”
“It’s all about choices: better materials, better production partners. We’ve proven that you can be fashionable in a way that functions in your real life and maintains environmentally sound values,” said Taylor. “This is an incredible opportunity to grow the brand with the help of Lolë’s amazing team, operations and distribution network.”
Époque Évolution products will be available at Lolë retail stores, intending to expand the brand across North America and Europe via e-commerce and select boutique retailers.