Who We Are
Established in the 1980’s by Malcolm Zwick and James Storch, Keren Hart is a family-owned and operated multi-million dollar wholesale distributor and manufacturer of high quality and stylish women’s fashions at moderate prices. We specialize in private label programs and women’s apparel for the retailer whose customers enjoy a casual but trendy lifestyle. With fresh and innovative designs, great value, and knowledgeable people at the helm, Keren Hart is a dynamic and progressive apparel company partnering with thousands of North America’s specialty shops and retailers.
Our leadership has a rich history in the fashion industry. Various generations of the Zwick family have been in the fashion industry since 1899. Their grandparents started in the clothing business that year, opening their first retail space in 1900. Their sons expanded to multiple retail stores which included clothing and shoes for children, women and men. In the 1980’s, a decision was made to transition from a retail operation to a wholesale business and Keren Hart was born. We now operate out of a 15,000 square foot complex located in the same town where it all began in 1899 – Herrin, Illinois.
Seven of Keren Hart’s employees were honored by the United States Chamber of Commerce for serving a total of 300 years in the industry, with one associate having 63 years of service alone. The key to their longevity and the key to Keren Hart’s success has always been customer service. Today, Keren Hart has five active owners involved in its day to day operations. Because our leadership has a hands-on approach, customers will never be passed off to someone else or treated like just an account number. We’re family-owned and operated and treat our customers like family.
Along with superb customer service, Keren Hart brings an exceptional variety of moderately priced Missy and Plus size women’s clothing to retailers. Our products run the gamut from knits to woven shirts, skirts to jackets, and sweaters to outerwear – all priced with the consumer in mind. Our hands-on approach by our management team ensures timely delivery of orders to the stores, as well as accuracy and quality control in filling orders.
While we concentrate on women’s clothing, we can also produce children’s and men’s clothing and company uniforms. Special consideration can be made on customer needs in regard to shipping and apparel.