It was a warm and wonderful evening last night at Echo Design as Dorothy, Steve, Meg, Lynn, Charlie, family, friends, talented team and appreciative retail clients celebrated 90 years of Echo Design.
From modest beginnings in 1923 when Edgar and Theresa Hyman founded Echo Scarfs on their wedding day, the company has evolved into one of the most highly respected fashion businesses in the world (as their long-term affiliation with Ralph Lauren clearly affirms). Now producing fabulous accessories, beachwear, handbags, home décor and a great collection of men’s cold weather goods, Echo continues to innovate and astound.
On a personal note, Echo Design was one of my first contacts when I joined Business Journals in 1980 as editor of Accessories magazine. The Roberts family (Dorothy admits to working at her family business for 63 years!) is as genuine, humble, caring and creative today as they were back then and it is a true pleasure to celebrate their success!