Who We Are
Lion Brothers is the leading designer and manufacturer of apparel brand identity systems. Since 1899, Lion has been telling the story of identity, of belonging, through carefully crafting products with attention to every possible detail.
Today, Lion is a company focused on integrating creative design with scientific and technological advancements to create new innovations for the world's most notable apparel brands, corporations and not-for-profit organizations. Inspired by a team who bring insights, creativity, experience and technological expertise to our clients, our goal is simple: To create apparel identity that delivers Brand Value.
Lion works in partnership with clients, harnessing the latest technologies and trends to develop branded apparel identity and decoration that is relevant, fresh and leads the industry in innovative manufacturing techniques and material science.
With global manufacturing capabilities and worldwide operational support Lion provides Brands and their factory partners unparalleled service. We collaborate with your team to implement smart solutions that respect, protect and advance your brand.
Design & Creative Services
Our team of talented designers and developers bring an extensive understanding of visual arts, branding, material development, digitizing, preproduction and apparel design to every project.
We collaborate with clients to create inspiring product concepts and collections that meet fit, form, function, aesthetic and budget objectives.
Our Product Development team collaborates with clients in concept creation, line development, prototyping and testing of new apparel identity and embellishment solutions.
From the selection of fabrics, threads, films, inks and performance adhesives to in-depth knowledge of the processes critical to delivering premium products, we are expert in developing products that meet customer objectives. Our rigorous testing includes extensive color management, washability, durability and adhesive performance testing.
We are a leader in Digital Manufacturing Innovation.
With state-of-the-art Domestic and Far East production facilities, our manufacturing supports clients around the world with efficiency, productivity and consistency. We proudly operate under global brand standards for social, environmental and facility compliance. We manufacture performance apparel identity to exacting customer specifications.
Trends & Insights
Our insights provide the latest market and product trend information from around the world. Trend presentations focused on identity, embellishments and decoration are developed seasonally. Observations and insights gathered from our global team are shared regularly to keep you fully informed on industry changes.
Research & Development
Our R & D team is dedicated to discovering the next generation of product and process innovation. From basic research focused on the fundamental properties of fabrics, threads, films, inks and adhesives to advancing our technical capabilities and operational processes, we work with clients to take a brand vision and deliver new apparel identity solutions.
& Technical Support
Worldwide & Technical Support
Lion provides clients worldwide technical support to ensure that factory partners and brand distribution operations are supported with in-factory technical heat seal set-up, training and machine calibration.
Professional & Collegiate Team Sports
- Official Team Insignias
- Wordmarks & Logos
- Official League Logos
- Brand Logos
- Player Names & Numbers
Membership & Affinity Organizations
College, Sports, Resort & Entertainment Fan Wear
"Our goal is to create products that are beautiful, functional, meaningful and accessible."
CEO, Lion Brothers
Chief Executive Officer & Chairman, Lion Group
Suzy is Chairman and CEO of LG Group Inc., the parent company of Lion Brothers and serves as Lion Brothers’ Executive Chair. She is an experienced entrepreneur, board director, corporate advisor and public sector leader.
Suzy transformed Lion from one of America’s first embroidery companies into a leading technology, material science and innovation company in the global apparel industry. Prior to joining Lion in 1988, Suzy’s early career was in investment banking.
Suzy serves on a number of corporate, educational and not for profit boards. She is currently the Chairman of the Board of Visitors of Towson University, Vice Chair of Maryland’s Regional Manufacturing Institute and a member of the State of Maryland’s Manufacturing Advisory Board. She is a member of the Wharton MBA Executive Advisory Board and Johns Hopkins Innovation and Entrepreneurship (IDEA) Advisory Board. Suzy currently serves on the corporate boards of Barcoding Inc./Thames Technology and the PRS Advisory Board.
Suzy has served as member and Chair of the Federal Reserve of Baltimore, part of the Federal Reserve of Richmond and as Chair of the Maryland Economic Development Commission, responsible for the business strategy for the State of Maryland. Suzy’s corporate board service has included Credly, the leading provider of digital credentials, Hedwin Corporation and Applica, Inc. (NYSE: APN). Suzy is a member of YPO Gold, Committee of 200 and Trustees Council of Penn Women.
Suzy holds an MBA in Finance & Multinational Management from the Wharton School and a B.A. in Economics from the University of Florida.
Chief Executive Officer, Lion Brothers
Christopher Heyn serves as Lion Brothers CEO and President. Chris brings extensive leadership in all aspects of apparel retailing, merchandising, development and production. Chris most recently served as Chief Executive Officer of Southern Tide, LLC, one of the fastest growing lifestyle apparel brands in the United States.
Prior to Southern Tide, Chris served as CEO & Chairman of the Board of Summit Golf Brands, where he performed a turnaround, leading the company to become the #3 golf apparel company in the U.S.A.
In his previous role as President of Nautica International and Nautica Apparel, Chris expanded global licensing and oversaw the Sportswear, Jeans, and Children’s divisions, achieving a #2 ranking in menswear in USA department stores during his tenure.
Earlier in his career, Chris served as Senior Vice President of the Global Merchandising Group for the National Basketball Association, where he was instrumental in opening the first professional sports league store in New York, while starting the NBA catalog, NBA.com site, and self-sourcing wholesale division as well as proudly producing product and partnerships for the opening of the WNBA.
Chris currently serves on the Board of Brrr Corporation, a specialty performance materials company for apparel. Chris has served as a member of the Board of Directors of Fullturn Direct, Naked Brands Summit Golf Brands and Southern Tides/Brazos.
Chris earned his BS in Economics & Industrial Relations from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Chief Operating Officer
Stephen oversees Global Operations for Lion including Domestic and Global Manufacturing, Sourcing, Engineering, Product Development, Research and Development and Merchandising. Prior to joining Lion in 2012, Stephen served as VP Global Operations and Supply Chain at Avery Dennison Retail Information Systems. With a 30 -year career in manufacturing, Stephen brings visionary manufacturing leadership to Lion and currently leads Lion's Digital Manufacturing transformation effort. Stephen received his degree in Engineering Technology from East Berkshire College in the U.K. and brings an expertise in lean methods.
Chief Financial Officer
Yenwen joined Lion in 2017 and is responsible for overseeing the Global Financial, Accounting, IT and Corporate Administration functions of the Company. Yenwen brings broad financial and business experience working with global manufacturing companies, specifically, growth companies with extensive experience in the Far East. Prior to Lion, Yenwen served as CFO at Lasko Products, Inc., a global consumer-products company, and enjoyed a successful career as a Controller for Stanley Tools, a leading manufacturer and marketer of hand tools. Yenwen is a CPA, holds an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, a Master of Science in Professional Accounting from the University of Hartford and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the National Taiwan University.
EVP Sales & Marketing
Cesar leads Lion’s Global Sales and Marketing organization including the Business Development and Sales functions. Prior to joining Lion in 2004, Cesar spent 24 years as an apparel industry executive with Malden Mills, where he served as Senior V.P. Sales and Marketing, where he helped to build the Polartec® technical fabric brand and develop their worldwide sales effort. Cesar brings a global perspective to Lion having had extensive experience in European, Asian and Latin American markets.
VP Product Innovation & Development
Paul is responsible for the Global Product Development organization at Lion which includes all product design and development activities. Paul oversees the development of new products, processes and techniques reflected in Lion's portfolio of apparel identity. Prior to joining Lion in 1999 as VP Operations, Paul's deep textile industry experience included positions in Plant, Customer, Technical & Quality Management. Paul began his career at Milliken and holds a BA in Engineering from Georgia Tech.
Director, Human Resources
Robin Walker leads Global Human Resources for Lion. Prior to joining Lion in 1996, Robin held positions with C.M. Kemp Manufacturing and Johnson Yokogawa Corp. Robin brings extensive human resources generalist as well as deep manufacturing experience to Lion. She received her BA from the University of Maryland College Park Summa Cum Laude and has performed additional coursework toward her MBA at Loyola University.
General Manager, Lion Brothers Far East
Victor Li serves as General Manager of Lion Brothers Far East operations. Victor joined Lion in 1998 as business manager and today leads Lion's Hong Kong and China sales, manufacturing and sourcing teams. Prior to Lion, Victor worked for F.J. Benjamin Fashion, the Guess Jeans distributor in Asia and The Swank Shop Group in sales and marketing positions. Victor graduated from the Hong Kong Polytechnic Fashion and Clothing Institute and holds an MBA from Philadelphia University.
Get In Touch
United States Headquarters
Red Brook Corporate Center, Suite 410
300 Red Brook Blvd.
Owings Mills, MD 21117PH 800-365-6543
5/F Po Shing Industrial Bldg.
23 Tai Yau Street
San Po Kong, Kowloon, Hong KongPH 011-852-2323-8205