HISTORY

Founded in 1991 by Alan Blau, UbU entered the fashion world as a tye-dye sweats and t-shirt company. In 1996, David Koral came aboard and combined both of their talents to form the UbU International Corporation.

From sweats and t-shirts, UbU began growing with the production of women’s pleated jackets and has since evolved into an ever expanding and interchangeable line of women’s travel apparel in the form of jackets, blouses, dresses, skirts, bags and more! Our garments have been made available through nearly 3000 specialty clothing boutiques, resort and luggage stores, and pro-shops throughout the United States. Additionally, several large name department stores also carry a variety of UbU styles. Many styles are hand pleated or textured and are ideal for packing and traveling. UbU garments are lightweight, yet still warm, wrinkle resistant and available in many solid colors as well as incredibly fun prints. Our customers can't keep styles in stock!

UbU is an expressive women's fashion line, designed for comfort, travel, flexibility and style, for women of all personalities. Each garment is unique, just like everyone who wears UbU. The company is built around a simple concept, "Promote positives in life, stay inspired and always be yourself!"

David and Alan

Alan & David

 


THE UbU VISION

  • To continue as the preeminent provider of fashionable, fun and versatile travel wear to style conscious, forward thinking women.
  • To use available fabrics in ways not done before.
  • To design styles in prints that help you express your personality, to make your wardrobe your own.
  • To create clothing that breathes with you, molds to your body, clings, yet gives you freedom to be… U.

 



COMMUNITY OUTREACH AND CHARITABLE CONTRIBUTIONS

At UbU, we believe that everyone (individuals, as well as business) needs to be an active participant in building a better community. We are grateful for the achievements we have attained, which allow us the opportunity to give back to the community.

The following are some of the endeavors in which we have been involved:

 

Miss Lizzie's:  Spring Bling Fashion Show, Silent Auction for the Outer Banks Relief Foundation

  • Garment Donation

Center for Cancer Wellnes:  Candy's Place

  • Garment donations for Summer Fashion Show and Benefit

American Heart Association:  Go Red For Women Luncheon

  • Garment donation for silent auction

El Nino Emanuel Orphanage:   Huaycan, Peru

  • Garment donations

Alzheimers's Association

  • Bags for Gala

March of Dimes

  • 10% of sales of "Joey Jacket"

Ruth's Place: Shelter for battered and abused women

  • Donated over 400 pieces for a Silent Auction

Special Olympics

  • Hats for participants
  • Jackets for charity auction, proceeds to Special Olympics

SPCA: Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

  • Monetary contributions

American Heart Association

  • Monetary contributions

United Way (in conjunction with Nordstrom)

  • Jackets for charity auction, proceeds to United Way

THON: Support children with cancer (held in the Mid West)

  • Jackets for charity auction, proceeds to THON