Kellwood Co. has sold its American Recreation Products business to Exxel Outdoors.
Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kellwood acquired American Recreation in 1988. The American Recreation business is focused on outdoor brands in equipment and apparel for the backyard camper to the expedition mountaineer. It’s brands include Kelty, Sierra Designs, and Slumberjack, among others.
Kellwood, now owned by private equity firm Sun Capital Partners, has expertise in the design and manufacture of women’s contemporary fashion brands. Its portfolio of brands includes Rebecca Taylor, Parker, XOXO, Sam Edelman and Jax, to name a few.