NEW YORK — Services for Juli Levenson, a founder of Slumbertogs, a sleepwear maker that later changed its name to SLT, were held Oct. 31 in Tamarac, Fla.
Levenson, 89, died at her home in Tamarac on Oct. 30.
In 1944, after working as a buyer of junior lingerie at Bloomingdale’s, Levenson and her husband, Herbert, now deceased, started Slumbertogs. The firm manufactured sleepwear under the Slumbertogs and Juli labels.
Levenson was the designer and her specialties included mother-and-daughter looks and the use of embroideries, red flannel and patchwork prints. She won a Tommy award from the American Printed Fabrics Council, American Designer of the Year honors from Lord & Taylor and Schiffli plaques for outstanding embroidery designs.
Levenson retired in 1973. SLT, which now makes private label sleepwear, is owned by Levenson’s son, Mickey Levenson, and his wife, Harriet.
Also surviving are two sisters, Sybil Steinhauer and Lucy Sokole, and two grandchildren, Mark Levenson and Joy Teet.